The Delaware Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (DVSinC) meets once a month, on the third Saturday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, at the Tredyffrin Public Library, located at 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087. We meet in the first-floor meeting room, directly inside the front entrance to the library. For directions to the library, please go to our Directions page.

2017 Meeting Dates: January 21; February 18; March 18; April 15; May (picnic); September 16; October 21; November 18; December (holiday party).

2018 Meeting Dates: January 20; February 17; March 17; April 21; May (picnic); September 15; October 20; November 17; December (holiday party).

Field trips take the place of regular meetings; details are announced on our Home page at least one month in advance. Field trips, picnic, and holiday party are open to DVSinC members, only.


Our mingle-and-book-browsing session begins at 9:30 a.m. To raise a bit of extra money for our coffers, we ask members to donate mysteries they have already read, and then we resell them at a nominal fee. We are prolific readers, so there are always many books from which to choose.

Our main session begins at approximately 9:45 a.m. and includes a business meeting, a “mentoring” session, during which we discuss some aspect of the writing craft, and a guest speaker from outside the group.

Our guest speakers offer insight into various occupations and procedures that can be incorporated into the pages of a mystery novel. In the past, we have had such diverse presenters as judges, forensic anthropologists, coroners, fire investigators, and cyber-crime sleuths. Our members always manage to engage the speaker in a lively discussion, which is interesting and worthwhile for writers and readers, alike.

On rare occasions, we take field trips and have visited such fascinating places as a morgue, an historical graveyard, the Mutter Museum, the Winterthur Museum, and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, New Bolton Campus.

The meeting adjourns at noon, when we usually go out for lunch at a local restaurant. Anyone who attends a meeting is welcome and encouraged to join us.

Please note: The activities of DVSinC are not sponsored by the Tredyffrin Public Library.