Local Organizations

Richmond Writers Club

The Richmond Writers Club chapter is a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc. who live in the City of Richmond and counties of Amelia, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Henrico, Goochland and Powhatan.

We meet at various libraries in the region. To learn more visit our calendar at our Meetup site:  https://www.meetup.com/VWC-RVA/events/calendar/

Chapter Facilitator: Tammy Reed (tlreed2013@gmail.com
Membership Site: https://www.meetup.com/VWC-RVA/
Upcoming Events Calendar: https://www.meetup.com/VWC-RVA/events/calendar/


Virginia Writers Club

Founded in November 1918 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Travers Clover, Dr. Orie Latham Hatcher, James Branch Cabell and a few other Richmond writers during an afternoon tea, the idea of the club was “to make Richmond an influence in the world of letters and to line it up with other literary centers of the country.” 

Today, the Virginia Writers Club has ten chapters and three sub-chapters throughout the Commonwealth, and continues its mission to support and stimulate the art, craft, and business of writing, as well as advocate the literary arts in the broader Virginia community. Members range from aspiring and published writers, poets, screenwriters and playwrights, journalists, essayists and other publishing professions. The Virginia Writers Club offers writing contests, an annual writing symposium, and support to literary events held by area chapters. 

James River Writers

James River Writers builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and all those in central Virginia with a love for the written word.

JRW was established in 2002 by three co-founders–David L. Robbins, Dean King, and Phaedra Hise–who saw the need to support the growth of the region’s literary community. The first James River Writers Conference was held in October 2003.

Today, JRW has grown into multi-faceted non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that serves as central Virginia’s literary hub and a welcoming home for anyone who loves the written word. Aspiring and professional writers in all genres and at all levels of ability benefit from a variety of programs, services, and events, often presented in partnership with other cultural organizations. We are supported by government grants, foundations, corporate partners, and the generosity of our members.

2319 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223
JRW is a 501c3, EIN 30-0161929

Visual Arts Center

The Carole Weinstein Writing studio offers a quiet, productive space for writing classes and writing studio time. The room boasts tables and comfortable chairs that can be configured many ways. There is also a small kitchen area with a sink and a white board.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 353-0094
Fax: (804) 353-8018
E-mail: info@visarts.org

VisArts is open seven days a week.
Monday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


The mission of WriterHouse of Charlottesville is to promote the creation and appreciation of literature and to encourage the development of writers of all levels by providing affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high quality writing instruction, and literary events for the public.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 222
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Physical Address
508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902


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