The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc.
Serving the cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, Lexington, and Waynesboro and the counties of
Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rappahannock

Submissions NOW OPEN for the Blue Ridge Writers GOLDEN NIB WRITING CONTEST!  See Contest page.
MAY is Short Story Month!
Enter the Virginia Writers Club "Summer Shorts" Writing Contest


Wednesday, May 27   7:00-8:30 pm
"Networking & Project Feedback" - read a 3-minute excerpt of a work-in-progress to receive feedback from the rest of the group. If you don't have anything new in the works, feel free to share questions or issues you're experiencing with your writing to receive helpful tips and encouragement from others.

Location: VA Foundation for the Humanities - Conference Room, Boars Head Place, Charlottesville, VA. Take Route 250 West to Boars Head, Ednam Drive. Make the FIRST LEFT off Ednam Drive into Boars Head Place parking lot. Go up steps on the right side of the grassy area between the buildings. The Conference Room door is the third door on the right.

SWAG WRITERS (Our Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta writers) - "Write-In" every Monday afternoon, 1-4pm, at Blue Mountain Coffees in Staunton, VA. (Not a meeting...just a meet-up to share positive writing vibes.) "Open Mic" every second Wednesday in Staunton, VA, locations announced. For more information, contact Clifford Garstang 

The Blue Ridge Writers present:
JUNE 24, 7-8:30pm
Writer's Night with Jane Friedman 
Author of Publishing 101

Barnes & Noble, Charlottesville, VA

Jane Friedman is the former publisher and editorial director of Writer's Digest, and author of Publishing 101 - a guide for first-time authors on getting published and building a successful career. She currently teaches publishing at the University of Virginia. This presentation and Q&A is open to all writers.

JULY 22, 7-8:30PM - "Member Prose & Poetry Readings & Awards Night"
Location: VA Foundation for the Humanities - Conference Room.

AUGUST 1 (all day) - VWC Writers Symposium, "Navigating Your Writing Life: Balancing Craft & Business" - V. Earl Dickinson Fine & Performing Arts Center, Piedmont VA Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Advance registration and fee required. More information at:

NO MEETING on Fourth Wednesday in AUGUST.

More details on events and upcoming writing contests will be in the Blue Ridge Writers newsletter distributed by e-mail to current dues-paying members.

For more information, e-mail our meeting facilitator Linda Layne 
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