The Northern Virginia Writers Club

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club serves the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.  Meetings are held at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, usually on the third Saturday of every month.

Established in November 2007, our group is a vibrant balance of aspiring, emerging, and established authors.  The Chapter offers workshops and speakers at every meeting, providing members the opportunity to grow as writers, exchange ideas, and establish contact with others having similar interests.

We invite you to stop by if you are in the Northern Virginia area.  Please visit our website for more information, including meeting dates and topics -

July 17: Cover Design  

At our July 17th meeting, fellow Virginia Writers Club member Janell Robisch will discuss cover design from the perspective of the self-published author. She’ll examine the most important cover elements that authors should consider as well as different options for getting a terrific cover (including DIY, pre-made covers, and hiring a professional).

Janell E. Robisch is an author, editor, graphic designer, publishing professional, and general techie. She writes and publishes a variety of nonfiction, including books and blog posts on writing and self-publishing. Her alter ego, J. Elizabeth Vincent, is the author of myriad short stories, a novella, and an ongoing epic fantasy series, the Legends of the Ceo San. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. You can find Janell online on her websites at and

Meeting Details

Saturday, July 17
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Online – details provided to members via email.


August 6-8 – Virginia Writers Club Annual Symposium
September 19 – TBD (either on writing diverse characters or an aspect of the business of writing)



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