The Chesapeake Chapter usually holds a monthly meeting with a speaker 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 meeting. 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 (unless otherwise noted).
UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS/EVENTS
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
SISTERS/MISTERS HAPPY HOUR
As we begin 2021, join fellow Chessie Chapter members for an hour of conversation and writing fellowship. This is a great chance to celebrate good news, catch up with friends, and talk about what projects you’re working on. If you’ve found some great new resources, let’s hear them. Need help with a plot idea? Just ask. And if you just want to listen in, we’d love to have you. However you want to participate, come join us this Saturday. Hope to see you there!
RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, January 8th, so that we can add you to our guest list and you can get the Zoom login info. Thank you!
**POSTPONED – TBA**
Speaker: The Poison Lady
Topic: Poisons and Murder
Luci Zahray has parlayed her life-long love of reading into several interesting hobbies. She is a Sherlockian, a judge for the St. Martin’s Press Malice Domestic First Mystery Contest, and a consultant to mystery authors on poisonous methods of murder. A native of Texas, Zahray is a pharmacist with a Masters in Toxicology from Texas A&M University. She has been dubbed “The Poison Lady” by Magna’s Kathryn Kennison and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, including at Malice Domestic and New England Crime Bake conferences. Ms. Zahray’s fun and interesting presentations address poisons found in everyday plants, over-the-counter medications, and household chemicals.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
Speaker: Authors Panel
- Introduction, E.A. Aymar (5 minutes)
- Vanessa Lillie talks to Spines and Vines about book clubs and diverse books (10 minutes)
- Shannon Kirk talks to Scared Straight Reads about photos (10 minutes)
- Jennifer Hillier talks to The Reading Beauty about Instagram Live (10 minutes)
- General discussion, Q&A (15 minutes)
UPCOMING CHAPTER AUTHORS’ EVENTS
Please watch this space for upcoming chapter author events.