Owen, an award-winning newspaper reporter for 44 years, began writing fiction at age 40. He’s penned 14 novels, including the popular Willie Black mystery series that started with “Oregon Hill,” recipient of the 2012 Dashiell Hammett Prize for best crime literature in North America.
Meet Owen at the luncheon and purchase an autographed copy of his novel "Grace," the fifth Willie Black mystery, which was published in October 2016.
Cost: $75 per person or $700 per table of 10. $50 of each ticket is a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds fund scholarships for the Monroe Scholars Book Award program, which provides a special recognition award and a $1,000 scholarship to high school students who meet the criteria of leadership and scholarship and who enroll at VCU.
Register: Online by April 20
Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, VA 23225
Diane C Stout-Brown