The Blue Ridge Writers (BRW) serves the cities of Charlottesvile, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Page.


Announcing, for members of Blue Ridge Writers (BRW) a call for submissions for the 2021 BRW 30th Anniversary Anthology. Submission period is September 1-December31, 2019. Please see the Guidelines for Submission on the Blue Ridge Writers website


Blue Ridge Writers Chapter has ongoing critique group sessions

held on the third Friday afternoon of the month. For information, contact Louise M. Mitchell, Critique and Retreat Facilitator, or Carol Cutler, Critique Facilitator,

The year finishes with our final meeting on Friday, December 21, and resumes January 19, 2019 at our new monthly meeting location, WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.


We at Blue Ridge Writers (BRW) are preparing to observe the chapter's 30th Anniversary of supporting local writers through programs and community.
Originally known as the Charlottesville Writers, BRW was founded in 1991 with the primary purpose of serving both aspiring and published writers in Central Virginia. Using programs and activities to encourage interaction between new and veteran writers, major goals include the support and stimulation of the art, craft, and business of writing; mentoring programs for teen writers; workshops and teaching forums for members; and advocacy for the literary arts in the communities served by the chapter.
In addition to our Charlottesville group, we have two satellite groups: Skyline Writers' (meets in Luray) and SWAG (meets in Staunton). More info about our satellite groups below.



Membership/Treasurer            John Nicolay

New Programs & Education    Rosanne Vrugtman

Annual Writers' Retreat           Louise M. Mitchell

Book Fair                                 Carolyn O'Neal    carolynoneal[at]

Critique Sessions               Louise M. Mitchell and
           Carol Cutler

30th Anniversary Anthology  Carol Cutler


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