Richmond has a rich literary history and is home to some of the best writing groups in the nation.
Agile Writers is a writer’s club dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. The process of getting from a blank page to a full manuscript is based on the writings of experts in the field and our experiences running the Chesterfield Writers Club. It is the contention of Agile Writers that anyone who has a story to tell can complete a first-draft novel in 6 months.
Richmond Writers (RichWriters)
Organizer : Joseph Erhardt
Location : Jason’s Deli, (across from Willow Lawn shopping center) 11740 West Broad St. , Suite 106, Richmond, VA 23233
Meeting Times : Alternate Mondays, 7:15pm
Year Established : 2000
Focuses on clarity, pace, punctuation and grammar–the tools with which you write. Joe is a strong grammarian. Bring your work to the group and it will be read on the spot and critiqued by other writers.
James River Writers builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia. James River Writers was established in 2002 and our first annual writers conference was held in October, 2003. JRW serves aspiring and professional writers and passionate readers in all genres through a variety of programs, services, and events, often presented in partnership with other area cultural organizations. We are supported by government grants, foundations, corporate partners, and the generosity of our members.
This group meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10 am at the LOCATION: Main Channel Life Coaching Office (directly across from Village Bank) 6130 B Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Meetings are geared to support members, encourage them to write, and help them improve their craft. For more information, contact Joanne Liggan at 514-1446.
RCWW meets on the third Sunday of every month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at West End Presbyterian Church (Room 21) 9008 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, VA 23229 – EXCEPT – we meet the SECOND Sunday in June, allowing us to honor our dads. The November meeting is usually held at a special time, day and location. No meeting in December. We have many excellent speakers, work with writing prompts, and support each other toward publication. For more information, please contact Carol Smithson at 804.658.9818
RPF meets on the second Monday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Barksdale Theatre Willow Lawn conference room. Members share works in progress and discuss the play writing process. RPF is open to all interested persons, and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. There is a membership fee of $25 per year, but you may attend up to three times for free before deciding to become a paying member. For more information, contact Margie Langston.
VSF meets monthly — except July, August and December — at Art Works in downtown Richmond. VSF brings screenwriters together and offers support and constructive feedback to member’s scripts in progress. Throughout the years, member scripts have been made into movies and a PBS documentary and have been optioned by major production companies. Aspiring screenwriters are welcome. For more information, contact Helene Wagner.
The Writers’ Network of Richmond exists to nurture and promote mutually beneficial relationships between writers in the Central Virginia area. Our philosophy can be summed up with two simple points: 1. There’s nothing better than being a writer. 2. There’s no better time than now to be one. Be sure to read our ABOUT US page for answers to all of your important questions!