We’re delighted to bring you a new way to connect with James River Writers and to learn more about the speakers for our upcoming conference. Thanks to board member Sharvette Mitchell, who has expertise in podcasting and social media management, we’ve launched JRW Talks Podcast, where we’re showcasing speakers in fifteen-minute segments.
Speakers already posted or whom you can expect to hear from in the future:
The James River Writers Conference is an annual gathering in Richmond, Virginia, that attracts prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and literary agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. Since 2003, this multi-day event of 350 to 400 writers, has been known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere and Southern hospitality.
This year’s conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 12, and 13, 2019, with pre-conference Master Classes on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Learn more about our 2019 line-up of speakers, editors, and literary agents.
Early-bird registration is active now through July 31, 2019.
Register early for your choice of Master Classes and to secure one-on-one meetings with a literary agent and a writing coach.
JRW is proud to be a part of artoberVA.
You wrote “The End.” But is it really the end? In this panel, we’ll review the checklist for ensuring your work is as good as it can possibly be. Then, we’ll outline the process for submitting it for agent representation or publication — including a few things you may have forgotten.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
T. Marie Vandelly
T. Marie Vandelly has wanted to write her entire life but due to a career change has only recently been granted the freedom to pursue her dream full time. She lives on Gwynn’s Island, off the Chesapeake Bay, with her husband and their two dogs. THEME MUSIC is her first novel.
Bert Ashe is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches and writes about African-American literature and culture, black hair, jazz, and post-blackness. His book Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles was a finalist for a Virginia Literary Award, and he’s currently working on a book on the varieties of black hair statements in the U.S. and beyond.
Valley Haggard is a writer, teacher, mother, coffee drinker and the founder of Life in 10 Minutes’ journal, podcast and press. She co-edited Nine Lives: a Life in 10 Minutes Anthology and wrote The Halfway House for Writers and Surrender Your Weapons: Writing to Heal and feels like each class she teaches turns into a stunning work of performance art. You can find her writing and writing from people around the world at lifein10minutes.com.