Chesapeake Bay Writers 2016 Election and Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, (11AM - 2PM)

5101 Center Street

Williamsburg, VA

Social hour begins at 11AM, Lunch and program follow. Scroll down for menu and directions

Advance Reservations Required, $24 per person (No member discount for this meeting)

Click here to make reservations and select entree from choices listed below.

TOPIC: Writing Short Stories

Ran Walker is the author of five novels, two novellas, a short story collection, and a collaborative book with Sabin Prentis. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies.

Ran is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA), Pace University (MS), and George Washington University Law School (JD) and is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. He has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop.

His novel Mojo's Guitar was translated by renowned French translator Philippe Loubat-Delranc and was published in April 2015 by Éditions Autrement as Il était une fois Morris Jones.

Ran is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing little rock
star daughter, Zoë.

The menu choices are:

1. Monterey Chicken Sandwich (grilled chicken breast with Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Served on a croissant with fresh fruit.)

2. French Dip (thinly sliced steak on a baguette and topped with sautéed onions and provolone cheese. Served with French fries and a mushroom jus for dipping.)

3. Portabella Sandwich (grilled Portabella mushroom topped with Carmelized onions, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach and smoked Gouda cheese. Served on a toasted ciabatta and accompanied by sweet potato wedges.)

Desert: Apple Cobbler

Soft drinks, coffee and tea, tax, gratuity included. Cash bar available.


Social at 11AM; Lunch at Noon, Program follows lunch (about 40 Minutes)



From Richmond/Toano:
Take I64 East to exit 234 for VA 199/State Route
646 toward Lightfoot
Turn Right onto VA 199
Take the VA 612/Longhill Road Ramp
Continue onto Longhill Connector Road
Continue onto Ironbound Road/State Route 615
Turn Right onto Discovery Park Boulevard
Turn Left onto Courthouse Street
Turn Right onto Center Street, Center Street Grille
is on the right


From Newport News/Yorktown:
Take I64 West to exit 242A and merge onto VA
Take the US 60 ramp to Williamsburg/Busch
Turn Left
Continue on Lafayette Street, Continue on
VA 321W Monticello Ave
Turn Right onto Courthouse Street
Turn Left onto Center Street, Center Street Grille
is on the left


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