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 - http://www.northernvirginiawriters.org.
For the club's October meeting, one of our founding members, Austin Camacho, is joining us to talk about writing diverse characters. Below is a blurb on the session and Austin's bio. The meeting link will be emailed to members with the October newsletter.
We live in a diverse world, so you want your fictional characters to reflect that diversity. But how do you know you’re getting it right when you create people who are not like you? In this session, Austin S. Camacho will show you how to add diversity to your fictional world while being sensitive to the real people who will read your work.
Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure- thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He is featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. Camacho is also editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press.
Saturday, October 23
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Online – details provided to members via email. If you are a member of the Virginia Writers Club or one of its chapters and would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 20 – NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-in
December 18 – Virtual Holiday Gathering