Blue Ridge Writers
A CHAPTER OF THE Virginia writers club, inc.
Photo by Louise M. Mitchell
Serving writers in the cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, Lexington, and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Page.
In 2016, we successfully launched monthly critique sessions to provide consistent opportunities for supporting each others' work. We also held our first Writer's Retreat at Wintergreen during the summer. At the end of the year, we met at a member's home and enjoyed a great holiday critique session and brainstorm for the New Year. To add to our successes, we have a new satellite group for our members in the Luray area--The Skyline Writers' Circle. This, in addition to our satellite group in Staunton (SWAG Writers), is a good indicator the Blue Ridge region is a healthy environment for growing writing talent. We look forward to providing even more opportunities for growth and networking in the months ahead with special presentations and workshops*. Check here and on our EVENTS page for details. We hope you'll join us!
Meetings are held on the THIRD FRIDAY of each month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Expect a few surprises as we are hoping to have another Writer's Retreat and something special for December. Members who would like to participate are asked to sign up BEFORE submission deadlines via the CONTACT PAGE to receive additional details and reminders.
Here are dates and deadlines for the remainder of 2017: (See also, Participation Guidelines)
JULY 21 (Submission deadline July 7)
AUGUST 18 (Submission deadline August 4)
SEPTEMBER 15 (Submission deadline September 1)
OCTOBER 20 (Submission deadline October 6)
NOVEMBER 17 (Submission deadline November 3)
DECEMBER 15 (Submission deadline December 1)
LOCATION (unless otherwise announced): Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Conference Room, 145 Ednam Place, Charlottesville, VA. DIRECTIONS: Turn into the Boars Head complex off Route 250 and take the FIRST LEFT into the VFH parking lot. Access the downstairs Conference Room from the grassy area on the left, third door on the right.
* If you are interested in presenting a writing-related workshop to our members, please send your pitch (topic, bio, list of previous events, etc.) via our CONTACT page.