July 2020 Writing Show ONLINE – Maintaining Momentum
Many writers find middles are a muddle of lost momentum and branching paths. What kind of map is useful for finding your way? Is it better to plot or feel your way out? Our experts will help you build the most effective bridge from your beginning to your end.
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Online, in the comfort of your own home. Via the Zoom Platform
Price: $10 – Members; $12 Non-members ($5 for students)
Registration closes on July 28; your unique link to join the online Zoom program will be emailed to you the the morning of the Writing Show.
All participants must register online to ensure you receive the link to the Zoom platform. This includes all-inclusive members, Writing Show members, and individual members wishing to use one of their free passes.Register Now
Of E.A. Aymar’s The Unrepentant, “Publisher’s Weekly” wrote, “gut-wrenching…readers who appreciate depth of character alongside gritty nonstop action will be rewarded.” He has a monthly column in the Washington Independent Review of Books, and he is also the Managing Editor of “The Thrill Begins” on behalf of the International Thriller Writers; he also serves on that national board of that organization. He was born in Panama and now lives and writes in the D.C./MD/VA triangle.
Lindsay A. Chudzik is Editor in Chief of Feels Blind Literary and an Associate Professor of Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Chiron Review, Defenestration, Dogwood, FLAR, Ghost Town, Haunted Waters Press, Map Literary, and Pembroke Magazine, among others. She is a Pushcart nominee and her creative nonfiction has been anthologized. Lindsay also is the Assistant Director of RVA Lit Walk and a recent recipient of a Gulf-South Summit Award for excellence in community-engaged teaching. She is obsessed with pizza, politics, punk rock, and pop culture.
NoNieqa Ramos is an educator who wrote The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In the Margins Award Top Ten pick. Hip Latina named The Truth Is in its “10 of the Best Latinx Young Adult Books of 2019.” Remezcla included The Truth Is in the “15 Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019.” Versify will release her debut picture books Beauty Woke January 1st, 2021 and Your Mama April 6, 2021. Lerner will release her picture book Hair Story in 2021! She is a proud member of the collectives Las Musas and The Soaring 20s!
A veteran of the armed forces, educator, and prolific writer, Rebekah Pierce is a lover of mystery novels that feature protagonists fight their personal demons as they save the day. She is the author of two historic fiction novels, Murder on Second Street and The Secret Life of Lucy Bosman. In February 2019, Rebekah released, I Love Me More, her memoir on the freeing power of self-love.
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 hospitality. We hope you’ll join us this year. We have made the difficult decision to move this year’s conference online. But, rest assured that we will be including the same elements that have made this conference a successful, sold-out event for the writing community year after year. Look forward to The Agent Dating Game, First Pages, Master Classes, and more! In addition, we are building in opportunities for networking and fun engagement like morning Writing Prompts and Pre-Conference “Parties,” knowing that community is at the heart of everything we do.
For more, see our Conference Home Page.
We are thrilled to announce that MEG MEDINA and LINDA SUE PARK will be our keynote speakers this year!Register Now!
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all in-person Writing Shows are cancelled until further notice. JRW is currently working to move some of this programming online.
James River Writers is excited to be back at Firehouse Theatre for the 2020 season of The Writing Show. Held the last Wednesday of the month, January through September, The Writing Show offers a panel of experts focused on topics geared to help writers with both their craft and navigating the fast-changing business of writing. There are plenty of opportunities for socializing and networking with other central Virginia writers, too.
- January 29 – Finding the End in 2020
- February 26 – Marketing Beyond Social Media
- March 25 – Making a Scene – Cancelled
- April 29 – Your Perspective Matters
- May 27 – The Long Haul with Meg Medina
- June 24 – Starting Strong
- July 29 – Maintaining Momentum
- August 26 – Sticking the Landing
- September 30 – Ask Us Anything . . . About Writing (featuring the JRW staff, free show)
*Topics above are subject to change.
Purchase a Writing Show Season Pass or Writing Show Membership and Save!
A Writing Show Season Pass is just $80. You get all eight shows (the ninth is free for everyone) and save almost 20%. For $125 you can get a Writing Show Membership, which includes all eight shows and membership.