November meeting at Hampton Public Library, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Our next meeting will take place at Hampton Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6–8 pm. 

The Main Library is located at 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669.  Our meeting will take place in Meeting Room B in the lobby.

Hosted by Adele Gardner (, tonight’s workshop offers writing exercises that draw on the different flavors of mystery to jumpstart inspiration.   We’ll share information about mystery classes, educational grants, upcoming mystery contests and writing opportunities, and more.

This event supports the library’s programming for National Novel Writing Month.  Please join us!  As always, the group’s monthly meeting is free to attend.

Hampton Public Library Reference Department: 757-727-1312



October 15, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Our next meeting is scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 15 (3rd Monday instead of 2nd due to Columbus Day & library closure)
Greenbrier Library
1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23322
6 p.m.

Bring your best opening page along with 12 copies to share with the group since we will do a first page swap/critique in October.

This can be a story you are currently working on, the first page of your story for the chapter anthology, or something you’ve been thinking of writing and will start now!

Either way, polish up that first page to bring in for a critique!

April 9 meeting at Greenbrier Library

Our next meeting will be at the Greenbrier Library on Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m.
Yvonne Saxon will discuss “Writing Prompts with a Focus on Conflict,” and what’s the worst thing that could happen in your story. This will be an interactive discussion with writing work at the same time–so get ready to talk and write about conflict. Hope to see you there!

March 12, 2018

Our next meeting will be at the Greenbrier Library on Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake on Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m.

Please plan to attend this Publishing Panel to hear Sally Parrott’s talk on Self-Publishing, Ken Wingate and Judy Morgan’s discussion of ZINE – DIY Publishing, and Teresa Inge’s talk on Traditional Publishing.

See you then!


Monday, February 12

Our next meeting will be at the Greenbrier Library on Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake on Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m.

We will present “To Tell a Lie,” with moderator Cindy Lane and panelists Allie Marie, Sally Parrott, & Teresa Inge.

This will be a fun, interactive panel based on the legendary show “To Tell the Truth.”

January 8, 2018, 6 p.m., Greenbrier Library (Chesapeake)

Happy New Year!

Let’s start the New Year Writing! Bring stylus, quill, pen, or keyboard, because you’re invited to the first Mystery by the Sea meeting in 2018. We’ll share writing prompts, discuss the 7 basic plots, add a little sentence structure, and mix in some mystery fun! Also, if you’re interested in an in-house writing contest, this is the place to be.

Oh, forget that diet resolution for one night; there will be cookies!

See YOU there!