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Welcome to the Virginia Writers Club!

Founded in November 1918 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Travers Clover, Dr. Orie Latham Hatcher, James Branch Cabell and a few other Richmond writers during an afternoon tea, the idea of the club was "to make Richmond an influence in the world of letters and to line it up with other literary centers of the country.” 

Today, the Virginia Writers Club has ten chapters and three sub-chapters throughout the Commonwealth, and continues its mission to support and stimulate the art, craft, and business of writing, as well as advocate the literary arts in the broader Virginia community. Members range from aspiring and published writers, poets, screenwriters and playwrights, journalists, essayists and other publishing professions. The Virginia Writers Club offers writing contests, an annual writing symposium, and support to literary events held by area chapters. 


Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium!

Registration is now open for the Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium: From Pondering, to Publishing, to Promoting.  This year, we're excited to have Mollie Cox Bryan as the keynote speaker. Workshops will cover a host of topics related to the craft and business of writing, including screenwriting, historical fiction, getting an agent, self-publishing and more. You can see all the workshops and speakers here.

Early bird registration is in June so sign up now to save!

Register for the Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium.

Not a member of the Virginia Writers Club? Join for your first year at only $15 and save on symposium! Join here!



Upcoming events

08/03/2019 8:00 AM • Dickinson Center, PVCC, 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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