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SPECIAL NOTES:

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.

Who went for her Ph.D. at age 60 and based her dissertation on Freudian desires of authors who created some of the greatest fictional detectives in the world? 

Who went behind bars to run a library for inmates for five years after working for 24 years in the Arlington County (Va.) Department of Libraries? And then went back into full-time public library work for the Talbot County Free Library in Maryland? 

Karen Huston Karydes, that's who. Her years of in-depth reading and incredible experiences provide a rich background that makes her uniquely qualified to analyze the story behind the story of some of our favorite hard-boiled authors. Her curiosity and ability to organize information led her to write what has been described as "a dark, yet illuminating read" and an "analytical accompaniment that should be required reading for any serious study of noir detective fiction." Her thought-provoking insights about the psyche of characters we think we know by authors we highly respect may rock your world a little—come see for yourself.

Meet Karen Karydes, author of "Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and Their Detectives."

Please join us … 

Tuesday, May  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 lemon chicken, ginger tilapia, or spinach ravioli with marinara sauce, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate.

8 p.m. Karen Karydes speaks

9 p.m. Book sales and signing. Credit card sales may not be available. Please bring other forms of payment.

RESERVATIONS: Cost is $35 per person. The price is the same for members and nonmembers. To reserve your seat, please email Trish Carrico (trish.carrico@comcast.net) no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5th, and let her know your entrée and dessert choices (choice of baked lemon chicken, ginger tilapia, or spinach ravioli with marinara, and choice of chocolate cake, fruit sorbet, or a fruit plate). You should receive a response confirming your reservation within a couple of days. If you don't receive a confirmation, please contact Trish 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. 

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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