The Chesapeake Chapter holds a monthly luncheon meeting with a speaker usually on the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a holiday, venue scheduling, or convention conflict. Occasionally, the chapter offers a field trip or special event instead of a luncheon. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below. You will receive an email notice in advance of the meeting, along with a registration form and menu choice (if applicable). To reserve your place at a meeting, follow the directions as stated on the email notice or on the meeting’s announcement on this website. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Mystery Author Extravaganza!
Time: 12:30 pm – Mingle and Buy Books
1:00 pm – Speakers Begin
Howard County Public Library
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City MD 21042
(Patapsco/Ellicott meeting rooms)
How did it get to be October again? The holidays are right around the corner, and here’s your chance to kick your holiday shopping off right. Come to our November 4th meeting. We’ll have 16 Chessie Chapter authors who’ve had something new published this year in the mystery field talking about their new books and stories. Booksellers from Mystery Loves Company will be there to sell them, and you can have the authors sign them. Books make great gifts for others as well as yourself. So come on down and support your chapter authors at our annual holiday-season kick-off event!
Which authors will be speaking? Donna Andrews, Maya Corrigan, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Mary Ellen Hughes, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, Josh Pachter, Penny Clover Petersen, KM Rockwood, Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, Laura Ellen Scott, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art Taylor, and Rebecca York.
The meeting is free and open to the public, but PLEASE RSVP so we can ensure the library sets out enough chairs. Of course, if you decide at the last minute to attend, we’d still love to see you.
RSVP by email to:
barbgoffman [[at]] yahoo [[dot]] com
by Friday morning, November 3rd.
Some restaurants within 1.5 miles of the library, where you can have lunch beforehand:
Double T Diner: 10055 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-750-3300
Glory Days: 10035 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-480-2300
Einstein Bros. Bagels: 9250 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-465-6574
Chipotle: 9120 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-750-2035
Mission BBQ: 3410 Plum Tree Drive, Ellicott City. 443-574-7333
PARKING: The library has plenty of free parking.
Can’t attend? You’ll have another chance to hear from a different mix of chapter authors published this year at our December 2nd meeting at the Reston Library in Reston, VA. We hope to see you there!
NOV 4 — Annual Chapter Author Panel, Ellicott City Branch Library, Ellicott City, MD
DEC 2 — Annual Chapter Author Panel, Reston Regional Library, Reston, VA
CHAPTER AUTHORS’ EVENTS
NOV 12 — SinC Author Panel – Crofton Community Library, Anne Arundel County MD