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.
UPCOMING CHAPTER FIELD TRIPS:
January 26, 2018
Noon – 1:00 pm
Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Join fellow SinC (and MWA) members on Friday, January 26, 2018 in a field trip to see the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.
Bruce Goldfarb from the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will give a lecture on the Nutshells from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rubenstein Grand Salon on the second floor of the Renwick Gallery. Bruce will share insights into the part these dioramas played in advancing the field of forensics and explain their necessary role in training future investigators.
This is a free lecture, open to the public, not a private event for SinC and MWA members, so we recommend coming early to get a good seat.
After the lecture, interested SinC and MWA members can gather at a nearby restaurant or pub for snacks and beverages—we’re investigating Peet’s Coffee House and the GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, both within a block of the Renwick. Stand by for official word on the venue.
*Please note that the Renwick is not part of the main Smithsonian Campus. It’s located at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, near the intersection of Pennsylvania and 17th Street.
PARKING: There’s limited street parking; paid parking is available at several nearby buildings, including:
– 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. (One Parking)
– 1750 H. Street
– 648 18th St. (Colonial Parking)
METRO: Closest stations to the Renwick:
– Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines)
– Farragut North (Red line).
UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS:
February 10, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Group Writing Session
Sharpen your pens and bring paper or your laptop. This is your time to plot, outline and/or write your work in progress!
April 7, 2018
Venue & Time: TBA
Marketing a Novel
Barbara Ross from the New England SinC Chapter will talk about marketing a novel.
UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS:
January 18, 2018
Starts at 7:00 pm
Beatley Central Library
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
Quills, Kills & Fan Thrills!
Panelists – Ed Aymar, Karen Cantwell, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Meg Opperman, and Art Taylor. Join the authors as they share their funniest fan letters or moments at signing events.
January 29, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
6500 Landsdowne Center
Alexandria, VA 22315
Debuts and Deadlines
Solving the publishing puzzle with Sisters in Crime authors Donna Andrews, Sherry Harris, and Shari Randall. Join the authors as they discuss their publishing journeys and celebrate the debut of Randall’s new mystery, Curses, Boiled Again!
February 22, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Patrick Henry Library
101 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
Partners in Crime: Author Josh Pachter on Successful Writing Collaborations
Learn from experienced mystery short story writer and anthology collaborator, Josh Pachter. Find out about this growing trend and how the collaboration process works. James Patterson, Clive Cussler and Catherine Coulter, among others, are now working with lesser known authors in collaborations that extend their reach and give “a leg up” to new talent.