MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA

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Join us on June 10th, when we welcome New York Times notable author Louis Bayard. He's been nominated for the Edgar and Dagger awards and has been named one of People magazine's top authors of the year.


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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. 

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IMPORTANT: 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. Thank you.

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.

TWhat happens when a mystery author drops real people into troubling fictional settings and lets his imagination run wild? If that author is Louis Bayard, he finds success, acclaim, and an invitation to speak to his local MWA chapter. Join us on June 10th when Bayard will talk about his newest novel, Roosevelt's Beast, as well as the perils and promises of using actual historical figures in his work, and the challenges of both mixing genres (mystery, horror, and literary) and depicting a place he's never been to and would never visit in a million years. (Picture the Amazon and its billion mosquitoes and you get the idea.)

Bayard is a New York Times notable author who the Washington Post says has ascended to "the upper reaches of the historical-thriller league." He's been nominated for the Edgar and Dagger awards and has been named one of People magazine's top authors of the year. Bayard is a nationally recognized essayist and critic whose articles have appeared in major national newspapers and magazines. He also teaches creative writing at George Washington University.

Please join us on June 10th for what promises to be a fascinating evening.

Tuesday, June 10th

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.              Louis Bayard speaks

9 p.m.              Book signing, with book sales by Mystery Loves Company

RESERVATIONS: Cost is $35 per person. The price is the same for members and non-members.

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

To reserve your seat, either email or call Sandi Wilson no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5th, 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). Sandi's email address is sandi.wilson@comcast.net and her phone number is 202-425-4697.

 

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