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DINNER NOTE: If you have dietary restrictions precluding you from eating any of our available meal options, please let us know well before the RSVP deadline. Kosher meals can be provided upon request, and we can work with the hotel to address any other dietary concerns if we are given enough notice. 

WEATHER: For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather, check the chapter email list or the announcement list, or email Donna Andrews at donna@donnaandrews.com.

IMPORTANT: We're now only accepting payment via check. Please remember to bring a check with you when you come to the meeting.

Our meetings are open to the public. You don't need to be a member to attend, but you do need to make a reservation. Please share this announcement with others who love mysteries, as a writer or reader or both.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but those words could get you in trouble—especially if you're lying. Please join us on April 14th to hear Stan Burke, a retired FBI special agent and expert in statement analysis, tell us how he uses what people write to figure out if they're, um, lying or otherwise being deceptive. Did that witness really see a gun or the crystal meth, or is he making it up?

Burke was an FBI agent for twenty-three years, serving as a field agent in the FBI's Phoenix, Dallas, and Albuquerque divisions, and as a supervisor and chief at FBI headquarters and the FBI academy. While assigned to the academy, he taught investigative statement analysis and interviewing and interrogation, for which he was certified as a subject-matter expert. Burke also served on the faculty of the University of Virginia, where he taught courses to law-enforcement managers and investigators. Burke retired from the FBI in 2011 and is currently the president of Precision Intelligence Consulting, which provides investigative statement analysis services and instruction to clients throughout the world.

Don't miss what promises to be a fascinating evening as we continue to explore 21st century crime-solving tactics. Not only will Burke explain statement analysis, he'll provide insider information and examples about this cutting-edge aspect of forensic science.

Tuesday, April 14th

Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, Ballroom Level

4300 Military Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Garage parking under the hotel.

Metro: Friendship Heights.

6:30 p.m.         Reception/Cash Bar

7 p.m.              Dinner (including a complimentary glass of iced tea or soda, warm rolls and butter, crisp salad, coffee and tea): choice of baked chicken, ginger tilapia, or vegetarian pasta, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate.

8 p.m.              John French speaks.

RESERVATIONS: Cost is $35 per person. The price is the same for members and non-members. To reserve your seat, either email or call Denise Camacho no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9th, and let her know your entrée and dessert choices (choice of baked chicken, ginger tilapia, or vegetarian pasta, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate). Denise's email address is dbcamacho@hotmail.com. Her phone number is 571-296-7934. If you reserve your seat by email, you should receive a response confirming your reservation within a couple of days. If you don't receive a confirmation, please email Denise again to ensure your reservation was received.

PAYMENT DETAILS: We no longer accept cash. Please remember to bring a check made out to Mystery Writers of America with you to the meeting. Payments will be collected at the door. Our in-person payment policy is based on trust, and we want to continue this practice. Please don't be a no-show/no-pay.

 DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: If you have dietary restrictions precluding you from eating any of our available meal options, please let us know well before the RSVP deadline. Kosher meals can be provided upon request, and we can work with the hotel to address any other dietary concerns if we are given enough notice.

WEATHER: For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather, check the chapter email list or the announcement list, or email Donna Andrews at donna@donnaandrews.com.

Our meetings are open to the public. You don't need to be a member to attend, but you do need to make a reservation. Please share this announcement with others who love mysteries, as a writer or reader or both.

Please remember to bring a check with you when you come to the meeting. Thank you.



 

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