Meeting Location


We meet at Café Diem coffee shop in Ankeny, unless otherwise noted.


Café Diem

2005 S Ankeny Blvd # 800, Ankeny, IA 50023












We meet on the third Saturday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, unless otherwise announced.

It's always best to check-in and confirm meeting details or check our Facebook page for the monthy meeting announcement.

Sisters in Crime - Iowa 2020 Meetings

Link to Sisters in Crime Facebook Account
Link to Sisters in Crime Twitter Account
A chapter of Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime - Iowa

January 18 - Writing Goals for 2020

Craft Panel: Our Favorite Writing Books with

Mary Lee Ashford, Christine Caudle, Virginia Gruver, and Stephanie Fox.

Please note change in meeting location: Johnston Public Library this month


February 15- Writing Goal Check In

Craft: Using Enneagram for Character Development with Jan Jordan


March 21 - Writing Project Updates

Craft: Character GMC Character Development Roundtable


April 18 -  Plotting Methods Roundtable


May 16- Scene Writing Structure


June 20 - Dialogue Discussion 


July 18 - Obstacles, plot twists, and red herrings


August 15 - To be announced


September 19 - No regular meeting. Members attending All Iowa Authors Conference 


October 17 - Workshop (Details to come) 


November 21 - 2021 Agenda Planning and Election of Officers


December 19 - Our Annual Holiday Book Exchange