The Virginia Writers Club strives to support writers at the local level with REGIONAL CHAPTERS. Membership at the Chapter level is separate and optional with each Chapter functioning unique and individually to suit their membership. Some Chapters have dues, others pass the hat when needed! There are currently TEN regional Chapters of the VWC. Chapter involvement provides an opportunity for individuals to get together on a more frequent basis with other local writers to exchange critiques, encouragement and to network. Chapter meetings are typically held monthly with activities including writing workshops, feedback sessions, guest speakers, contests, and sponsorship or involvement in regional literary events.

Please locate the Chapter serving your area and contact them about their next event. If you live in an area not served by a Chapter, please contact us so we can discuss options for forming a Chapter near you!

Appalachian Authors Guild

The Appalachian Authors Guild serves the City of Norton and Counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington & Wise and even north-east Tennessee. For information, contact Jack Rose via email at jackrussellrose1@gmail.com; or visit their Web site.


Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Writers

Established in 1991, Blue Ridge Writers serves the Counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange, and the Cities of Charlottesville, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro. The chapter has two satellite groups to better serve the Shenandoah Valley: SWAG is the Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta satellite group and Skyline Writers’ Circle meets in Luray. Blue Ridge Writers is a sizable, active group that offers diverse programs and opportunities for its membership. To learn more about upcoming opportunities or to discuss joining, contact Treasurer/Membership John Nicolay at nicolay0211@gmail.com


Chesapeake Bay Writers

The Chesapeake Bay Writers Chapter serves the City of Williamsburg and the counties of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland. The Chesapeake Bay Writers host five luncheon or dinner meetings each year. In addition, the Chapter offers recurrent workshops and outreach events which afford members opportunities to exchange ideas and establish contact with others having similar interests. Individual members also host various critique and novel reading groups which meet regularly at different times and locations to assist members in achieving their writing goals. For further information, please see the Chesapeake Bay Writers Web site, or e-mail Mary Ann Carr.

Please note: The James-York Chapter has merged with the Chesapeake Bay Writers.


Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads Chapter serves the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. For further information, please e-mail Dennis Bounds at jdb@jdennisbounds.com


Hanover Writers

The Hanover Writers Chapter serves the counties of Hanover, King William, and eastern Henrico. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:45 PM. For more information or details on meetings, visit the chapter’s website at www.hanoverwriters.org.


Northern Virginia

The Northern Virginia Chapter serves writers in the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and the surrounding areas. The Chapter usually meets the third Saturday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington. For further information, please visit their website.


The Richmond Writers Chapter serves VWC members in the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland and Powhatan (and incorporated cities within those counties). For further information, e-mail Greg Smith, Chapter Facilitator, with "Richmond Writers" in subject line, please.


Riverside Writers

The Riverside Writers Chapter serves the City of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Louisa, Spotsylvania, Stafford and portions of the adjoining areas. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at the Salem church branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For further information, please e-mail Jim Gaines at jimgaines3@earthlink.net or visit their website.

Valley Writers

The Valley Writers Chapter serves the City of Roanoke and surrounding areas. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church, on Hubert Rd. off Hershberger. For further information, please visit the Web site or e-mail Betsy Ashton.



Write by the Rails (NEW!)

The Write by the Rails Chapter serves Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. Members gather twice a month at "meet and greets" in various locations in the county. Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West Street in Old Town Manassas. News, plans, members' writings and more are available at their website. They are also on Facebook.


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