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
SinC National Event
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p
SinC Into Great Writing
SinC Into Great Writing takes on the challenge of the stalled career, the stymied series, the rocky start. Has the pandemic kneecapped a promising novel’s launch? Was your series unceremoniously canceled after a couple of books? Was your last launch a tree falling in the proverbial woods? It may be time to pivot—but what does that look like?
Join long-time Sisters in Crime member and bestselling author Tess Gerritsen for a live chat on how to stay relevant in a rapidly changing publishing landscape, interviewed by SinC national president SG Wong. Then, in a live panel, authors Robin Burcell, Naomi Hirahara, and Sujata Massey will share their stories of zigging and zagging through some career “milestones”—with some models for renewing and reinvigorating to build a long-term career. Attendees to the live sessions also receive free access to a recorded course with author and teacher Jess Lourey on what to do if the rights to a novel revert to the author.
Learn more and register here.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm – Mingling
1:00 pm – Meeting
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.
UPCOMING CHAPTER AUTHORS’ EVENTS
Please watch this space for upcoming chapter author events.