Location: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Boar's Head) conference room

Upcoming events

    • 16 Sep 2016
    • 31 Dec 2016
    • ON LINE

    For contest information, click here! 

    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA (property of Boar's Head Inn)

    Saturday, November 5, 2016
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    * Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Conference Center - Charlottesville, VA

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Judith Lucci

    • Election of New Officers
    • Golden Nib Winners
    • Updates on the Centennial Anthology & Celebration
    • Hors d'oeuvres
    Register by October 30th    Cost: $25 per person
    Dr. Judith Lucci is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of the Alex Destephano Medical Thriller Series and the newly released Michaela McPherson Crime Series.     

    Her Alex Destephano thriller novels take readers into the busy world of a fictitious world-class hospital in New Orleans. The main characters are: Alexandra “Alex” Destephano, a nurse attorney who is legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center (CCMC); Jack Francoise, a dedicated, gnarly, unyielding NOPD Commander who covers the 8th Precinct in the French Quarter; Robert Bonnet, a dashing surgeon and Alex's ex-husband; and, Alex’s best friend and psychiatrist, Monique Desmonde.

    The Michaela McPherson mystery novels are set in the author’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Michaela “Mic” McPherson is a retired Richmond homicide detective turned private eye. With her canine companion, Angel (a retired police dog), and 82-year-old sidekick Countess Dorothy Borghase, they are constantly up to their ears in crime and dangerous situations requiring quick thinking and ingenious solutions.

    Recently, The Case of Dr. Dude (first book in the Michaela McPherson Crime Series), was voted “Best Read of the Summer,” an award presented by Lock Publishing in the United Kingdom. The second book in the series, The Dead Dowager, releases in early December, 2016.

    In addition to her novels, Judith is featured with other authors in two anthologies, Mystery Gone Mad and Stories of Sun, Sand & Sea. She also has a collection of short stories, Black Magic Bayou Stories, best described as moralistic tales with Cajun and Creole lore as their basis.

    Dr. Lucci is a nurse who holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She’s an avid reader, teacher, and artist. She’s a member of The Gulf Coast Writers Club, the Shenandoah Valley Writers, and Sisters in Crime.
    BY OCTOBER 30!
    ONLINE: Register & Pay by Credit Card
    BY MAIL: VWC, P. O. Box 94, Somerset, VA 22972
    Provide e-mail address (for confirmation),
    your name, guest name (if applicable), and
    check ($25 per person) payable to: VA Writers Club
    Note: FREE for Lifetime Members,
    however, pre-registration still required! 
    * DIRECTIONS: Please follow these directions. GPS and Google Maps will take you to the wrong place! Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Conference Center, in the Boars Head Inn complex, 145 Ednam Place, Charlottesville, VA. Turn into the Boars Head Inn complex off Route 250 and take the FIRST LEFT into the VFH parking lot and park. The Conference Center entryway is downstairs, beside the lawn on the left side of the parking lot --third door on the right.


    • 10 Dec 2016
    • www.virginiawritersclub.org/Newsletter-Submission-Form

    Please submit your news for the winter edition of the E-Nunciator by December 10! 

    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 26 Mar 2017
    • Charlottesville, VA

    The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017.

    Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the 56 state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

    The Virginia Writers Club will have a booth at the Festival's inaugural Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Charlottesville Omni. We will be requesting member volunteers to work a one-hour shift at the VWC table to help with recruiting new members and distributing brochures. Volunteers will be able to bring their book(s) to sell during their one-hour shift. For more information, contact Linda Layne - VWC booth coordinator. 


    The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. They have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Rick Atkinson, Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Alan Furst, John Grisham, Jan Karon, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright. A more complete list of past participants can be seen here.

    Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to children’s programs and hands-on workshops. All programs are open to the public and, with the exception of a few ticketed events, the majority of Festival programs are free to attend.

    The Festival is presented through a unique partnership of contributors that includes VFH, foundations, corporations, bookstores, schools, libraries, area businesses and organizations, and committed individuals. This partnership results in programs on a wide range of topics taking place at a variety of venues throughout the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and the University of Virginia.

Past events

08 Oct 2016 6th Annual Parade of Prose
17 Sep 2016 VWC September 2016 Board of Governors Meeting - NOTE CHANGE IN DATE
10 Sep 2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter deadline for Fall Edition
06 Aug 2016 Navigating Your Writing Life 2016 Symposium
09 Jul 2016 Lake Writers Present Diane Fanning
10 Jun 2016 2016 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
10 Jun 2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition Submission Deadline
09 Jun 2016 Lake Writers Present Kathleen Grissom
31 May 2016 Lake Writers Present Sharyn McCrumb
12 May 2016 Lake Writers Present James Nagy
07 May 2016 Board of Governors Meeting
01 May 2016 2016 Summer Shorts Writing Contest
16 Mar 2016 #VAWriters at 2016 VA Festival of the Book
10 Mar 2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline
16 Feb 2016 2016 Golden Nib contest
13 Feb 2016 VWC College Scholarship Competition
28 Jan 2016 VWC February 2016 Board of Governors Meeting
31 Dec 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Winter Edition
10 Dec 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline for Winter Edition
07 Nov 2015 2015 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
11 Oct 2015 In the Company of Laureates: Oct 11 "Poets Laureate Day" Prince William County
30 Sep 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Fall Edition
12 Sep 2015 VWC September 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
09 Sep 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter deadline for Fall Edition
01 Aug 2015 Navigating Your Writing Life 2015 Symposium
30 Jun 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition
12 Jun 2015 Appalachian Writers Heritage Symposium
10 Jun 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition Submission Deadline
17 May 2015 2015 Teen Golden Nib contest
02 May 2015 VWC May 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
31 Mar 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Spring Edition
10 Mar 2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline
07 Feb 2015 VWC February 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
01 Nov 2014 Annual Meeting
06 Sep 2014 Sept. BOG Meeting
02 Aug 2014 Navigating Your Writing Life: Finding Your Way
03 May 2014 May 3rd BOG Meeting
01 May 2014 2014 Golden Nib contest
01 May 2014 2014 Summer Shorts Writing Contest
12 Apr 2014 12th Annual Celebration of Poetry
23 Mar 2014 - A VITAL FUSION - The Writer and the Community
19 Mar 2014 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book
08 Feb 2014 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
02 Nov 2013 2013 VWC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
26 Sep 2013 Fall for the Book - "What's Cooking?"
02 Sep 2013 CANCELLED: VWC Board of Governors Meeting
03 Aug 2013 Kathleen Grissom, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Kitchen House
03 Aug 2013 Navigating Your Writing Life 2013: A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication
14 Jun 2013 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
01 Jun 2013 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
20 Apr 2013 Getting Your Book or Manuscript Ready for Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing
13 Apr 2013 11th Annual Celebration of Poetry
12 Apr 2013 2013 Golden Nib contest
20 Mar 2013 Virginia Festival of the Book
20 Mar 2013 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
01 Mar 2013 Teen Golden Nib Writing Contest Deadline
23 Feb 2013 Playwriting Workshop
03 Nov 2012 2012 VWC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
29 Sep 2012 Screenwriting with Richard Krevolin - Fall for the Book
29 Sep 2012 Self-publishing panel - Fall for the Book
08 Sep 2012 VWC 3rd Qtr. Board of Governors Meeting
04 Aug 2012 Navigating Your Writing Life 2012
01 May 2012 2012 Young Writers Golden Nib Contest
27 Apr 2012 2012 Virginia Writers Club College Scholarship
24 Jan 2012 2012 Innaugural Testing Phase
12 Nov 2011 2011 Annual Meeting
23 Jul 2011 Some Kind of Make Believe!
02 Jan 2011 Spring Shorts Contest
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