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2017 Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony & Centennial Launch

  • 11/04/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch Hanover Production Facility, 8460 Richmond Times-Dispatch Blvd, Mechanicsville, VA


  • Registration fee is $35 per member/guest.

    Lifetime Members Free.
  • Adult winner of the 2017 Golden Nib Writing Contest
  • Speaker registration

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2017 Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony & Centennial Launch

Saturday, November 4, 2017

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Hanover Production Facility, 8460 Richmond Times-Dispatch Blvd, Mechanicsville, VA

Join us to celebrate:

  • Golden Nib Winners
  • Special Achievement Awards
  • The opening of Centennial Year & Anthology 
  • Lunch (see lunch selections below)*
  • Workshop on Self-Publishing 
  • Book Raffle* & Gift Basket* Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit the VWC Education & Scholarship Fund
  • Bring your books to sell!*
Register by October 27th
Cost: $35 per Member/Guest

If you have any questions, contact Leslie Truex.

Self-Publishing 101 Workshop

Presented by Liz Long

Self-publishing has never been easier, which means you must understand your options to stand out from the crowd. From control over your edits and marketing, great writer communities encouraging growth and networking, and the plethora of options to choose from all the above, we'll discuss how to get started and just how far you can go with indie authordom. 



Liz Long is the Associate Editor for LeisureMedia360 (The Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines; VA Travel Guide) in Roanoke, VA. She is a USA Today bestselling author of ten independently published novels and a public speaker, covering topics from self-publishing to magazine writing. She is also the Director of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference and the annual Roanoke Author Invasion. To learn more about Liz, including info on her books, plus writing, marketing and social media tips, and writer pep talks, visit her website at lizclong.com.


*Additional information:

BOXED LUNCH SELECTIONS (Indicate your choice on the registration form.)
   Roasted Turkey BLT – Sliced turkey, bacon, lettuce, & tomato with pesto mayonnaise on a wheat roll.
   Roasted Pork Roll – Slow-roasted pork loin thinly sliced with spicy mustard, homemade pickles, & cheddar cheese on a chive roll.
   Vegetarian Beet Wrap – Slow-roasted beets, homemade apricot goat cheese, crisp kohlrabi, cucumbers, baby greens, & tomatoes in a flour tortilla.
   Chopped Deli Salad – Virginia bacon, ham, turkey, Swiss & American cheese, hard-boiled egg, & tomato tossed with shredded romaine and served with buttermilk ranch dressing.
   Fresh Garden Salad – Cucumbers, veggie slaw, & grape tomatoes over baby greens.

You also get the choice of two sides, chips, potato salad, fruit salad, and mini-garden salad. 

MEMBER BOOK SALES VWC members are invited to display and sell their books at our Annual Meeting during the morning “Meet & Greet” period, and in the afternoon during the book signing session. We will have a limited number of book display tables, so be prepared to share table space with two or three other authors! (Sales are limited to VWC members who register and pay to attend the annual meeting.) It is suggested that you bring 5-10 copies of each book and have additional copies in your car if you need them. Check "YES" on the registration form if you plan to participate.

BOOKS NEEDED FOR RAFFLE FUNDRAISER. Members and/or guests are encouraged to donate a new book(s) for our annual meeting raffle fundraiser to benefit the VWC Education & Scholarship Fund. The donated book can be a member’s published book, or any other new book. Books are to be brought on the day of the event and placed on the designated raffle table for display. If you are not attending the meeting and would still like to donate a book, please let Linda Layne know so you can make arrangements to mail the book in advance of the event. PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE to be included on the Raffle Donor List in the meeting program: Linda Layne vwcmail@aol.com.

GIFT BASKETS NEEDED FOR SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER. Each VWC Chapter is encouraged to contribute a basket to be auctioned via silent bids to benefit the VWC Education & Scholarship Fund. Members and/or guests are welcome to contribute a basket, as well. Baskets can be regional, literary, or just great gifts. Contact Linda Layne in advance of the annual meeting by OCTOBER 27 with a jazzy title for the basket, a list of contents and approximate values, so she can prepare the bid sheets with those details. VWC Chapters, or other donors, will be responsible for delivery to the Annual Meeting on the day of the event. Contact: Linda Layne vwcmail@aol.com.

ONLINE: Register & Pay by Credit Card
Be sure to indicate your lunch choice on the registration.
BY MAIL: VWC, P. O. Box 94, Somerset, VA 22972
Provide e-mail address (for confirmation),
your name, guest name (if applicable), and
check ($35 per person) payable to: VA Writers Club
Note: FREE for Lifetime Members,
however, pre-registration still required! 


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