The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club cordially requests your presence
at the 2011 Annual Meeting to be held at the historic Mount Vernon Inn in Alexandria,
Please RSVP by 31 October 2010.
11:00 – 12:00 - Meet & Greet
Registration, music, silent auction, raffle, and book sales
12:00 – 12:45 - Business Meeting
Welcome, Contest Awards, Membership Awards, Elections
1:00 – 2:00 - Luncheon
2:00 – 2:30 - Guest Speaker John Gilstrap
2:30 – 3:00 - Raffle & Silent Auction winners announced
3:00 – 4:00 - Book signing with John Gilstrap, book sales by VWC authors, invited booksellers and publishers
3:00 - 4:00 - Members only workshops:
Poets in the Parlor
Memoirists in the Hall
Guest Speaker – John Gilstrap
John Gilstrap, a Virginia-based New York Times bestselling novelist and screenwriter, has authored seven popular thrillers, including this year’s release Hostage Zero
, which is the second in a series featuring Jonathan Graves – a freelance hostage rescue specialist. John also adapted his debut novel Nathan’s Run
and three other best-selling novels for the big screen. Check out www.johngilstrap.com for further information.
Our meeting luncheon includes a tossed salad, homemade corn muffins, and a slice of apple or cherry pie alongside tea, coffee, or soft drink. Entrée choices include:
- Vegetable & mozzarella lasagna (vegetarian)
- Roast beef with gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh garden vegetable
- Turkey with cornbread stuffing, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh garden vegetable
The Inn is located on the grounds of historic Mt. Vernon, just south of Alexandria, Virginia, and accessible by Route 95, Route 1, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Detailed driving directions are available on Mt. Vernon's website at www.mountvernon.org/visit/plan/
For mapping purposes, the Mount Vernon Inn is located at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309.
Two large visitor parking areas for Mt. Vernon, located a short walking distance away from the Inn, are free to guests.