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.

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, louise-mitchell@comcast.net or Carol Cutler, Critique Facilitator, carolcutler@embarqmail.com.

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.



Skyline Writers’ Circle meets in Luray. It is a satellite group of BRW chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. It was founded and is facilitated by Janell Robisch, who is an author, BRW/VWC member, and Luray resident. The group is new, with its first meeting in February 2017. Their programs vary with the interests and needs of its members. Please contact Janell at Janell.robisch@gmail.com for more information. Meetings are held at Trackside Theater in Luray (32 E Main St.) at 2:00 pm on the second Saturday of each month.

SWAG is the Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta satellite group of BRW. Their aim is to elevate the profile of area writers and to promote the literary arts in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. They also welcome participation from Blue Ridge members elsewhere! Facilitator: Clifford Garstang, cliff.garstang@gmail.com


Membership/Treasurer            John Nicolay  nicolay0211@gmail.com

New Programs & Education    Rosanne Vrugtman abigaildaneromance@gmail.com

Annual Writers' Retreat           Louise M. Mitchell   louise-mitchell@comcast.net

Book Fair                                 Carolyn O'Neal    carolynoneal[at]Comcast.net

Critique Sessions               Louise M. Mitchell   louise-mitchell@comcast.net and
           Carol Cutler carolcutler91@gmail.com

30th Anniversary Anthology  Carol Cutler carolcutler91@gmail.com

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