Santa Rosa Memorial Park is hosting its first annual Mystery Writers in the Mausoleum on Wednesday, October 23. The free event takes places in the park's 100-year-old mausoleum Still without electricity the Odd Fellows mausoleum is located at 1900 Franklin Avenue in Santa Rosa.
Nine mystery writers and dramatists will share stories of suspense, mystery, magic and the supernatural by candlelight. Selections will be read by authors Robbi Summers Bryant, Ana Manwaring, Charles Markee, Paul Foley, Jo Laura, Ann Wilkes, Karen Pierce Gonzalez and others. The evening will also include two dramatic readings - Edgar Allen Poe's Tell Tale Heart and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Chapter 5) by actors David Gonzalez and John Moran. Highlights also include two spooky folktales and a brief Q/A session after each reading.
“This is a great way to showcase some of Sonoma County’s talented mystery writers,” said Laura Neisius, general manger. The mausoleum, she added, will be the perfect setting for spine tingling tales.
This event is a collaboration with Redwood Writers, Sisters In Crime NorCal, and FolkHeart Press. The program is scheduled last from 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Participants can purchase author books in Rose Corridor during intermission. Warm wear is advised.
For details about this free event, visit www.srmp.org.