This year’s Fall for the Book festival at George Mason University boasts an array of headliners, including Elizabeth Kostva, Tayari Jones, Rep. John Lewis, and Elizabeth Strout—like the entire festival covering a wide range of styles and subject matters.
I’m excited about some of the crime-fiction programming ahead, of course, and particularly pleased to have helped pull together a panel of writers from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America to discuss crime writing as social commentary. Here’s a list of the mystery-related events, all on Mason’s Fairfax, VA campus
- Thursday, October 11, 3 p.m.: “Laugh Out Loud Reads” with Jill Orr • Sandy Springs Bank Tent, near the Johnson Center
- Saturday, October 13:
- 11:30 a.m. — “Solving the Riddle: Historical Female Detectives” with Greer Macallister and Deanna Raybourn • Merten Tent, near Merten Hall
- 1:30 p.m. — “Crime Fiction as Social Commentary” with E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Aimee Hix, Alan Orloff, and LynDee Walker • Merten Hall, Room 1203
I’ll be in the audience, not on stage, for all of this. But still hope to see many friends and fellow writers there!