Sisters in Crime – Canada West

We are a Canadian chapter of the Sisters in Crime organization, an international writing community of more than 3,600 worldwide members. Our mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Our goal is to bring the Western Canadian community of authors, librarians, booksellers and readers together.

Although our focus is on women crime writers, we welcome all writers and book lovers. We support and encourage writers at every stage of their career.

Chapter members benefit from writing challenges, workshops, retreats, guest speakers and member discounts.

We are working to create a vibrant presence in Western Canada — please consider joining us!

Latest News


If you are on the Island, check out sibling Elizabeth Elwood’s play Shadow of Murder, at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni. Fridays and Saturdays (7:30 pm) from February 21 – March 14, 2020. Details here.

Executive elections/appointments:

The 2020 executive is

President – Charlotte Morganti
Vice-President – Karen Dodd
Membership/Communications – Amber Cowie
Secretary – Karen Abrahamson
Treasurer – Marcelle Dubé

Page updated: January 23, 2020

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