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.
December 2, 2017
Mystery Author Extravaganza!
Time: 12:30 pm – Mingle and Buy Books
1:00 pm – Speakers Begin
Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA 20190
The holidays are right around the corner. Here’s a chance to spend time with fellow book lovers, learning about new mystery/crime books and picking some up as gifts. At our Mystery Author Extravaganza, 18 chapter authors will talk about their new books and short stories published this year. Booksellers from Mystery Loves Company will be there to sell books, and the authors can sign them. It will be a great chance to pick up books for holiday gifts—for others as well as for yourself. We’re having a different mix of authors than at the last meeting, so even if you came to that event, we hope you’ll attend the December meeting in Virginia too.
Which authors will there? Donna Andrews, E.A. Aymar, Karen Cantwell, Maya Corrigan, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Susan Reiss, KM Rockwood, Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, Laura Ellen Scott, Colleen Shogan, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton.
The meeting is free and open to the public. If you want to go to lunch beforehand, there are many nearby options. About a quarter mile from the library is an On The Border, at 11880 Spectrum Center. Reston Town Center is about a half mile from the library, and it has plenty of restaurants, as well as garage and street parking. Learn about its restaurants here:
Please RSVP so we can be sure the library sets out enough chairs. (Of course, if you decide at the last minute to attend, we’d still love to see you.)
Please RSVP by email to:
barbgoffman [at] yahoo [dot] com
no later than Friday, December 1st.
From Maryland and points south and east: Take the Capital Beltway to the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). Take exit 12 (Reston Parkway). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Reston Parkway. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Bowman Towne Drive. The library is approximately a quarter mile down on your left.
From points west: Take the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). Take exit 12 (Reston Parkway). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Reston Parkway. At the sixth traffic light, turn left onto Bowman Towne Drive. The library is approximately a quarter mile down on your left.
DEC 2 — Annual Chapter Author Panel, Reston Regional Library, Reston, VA
CHAPTER AUTHORS’ EVENTS