Join us for the 17th Annual James River Writers Conference

Richmond, Virginia

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, 2019

Pre-conference Master Classes on Friday, Oct 11, 2019

The conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Conference registration will open around June 1, 2019.

Introducing our Speakers

James River Writers is pleased to announce these confirmed speakers and moderators for our 17th annual James River Writers Conference. Keep checking here because we’ll be adding to this amazing list as additional speakers are confirmed. Speaker bios and information.


Registration Information

Prices for a two-day conference ticket, which includes breakfast and lunch buffets each day and the opportunity to book a single one-on-one appointment with a literary agent will be as follows:

Early-bird Registration

June 1 – July 31st, early-bird pricing: $250 James River Writers members, $305 non-members.

New this year! If you’d like to pre-register for the conference at early-bird rates, you can do so anytime between now and when conference registration officially opens. Use this link to complete the 2019 Conference Pre-Registration form. When 2019 conference registration opens, we will contact you so you can complete the official registration form, where you will be able to select your one-on-one meeting preferences and add Master Classes.

NOTE: You must complete the official registration form after registration opens in order to be registered for the conference. 

Regular Registration

August 1 – October 11 (or until we sell out): $300 members, $355 for non-members

One-day ticket: $175 members, $195 for non-members

Master Classes

Master Classes on October 11, 2019: $45 members, $65 for non-members

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To give you a feel for the JRW Conference, you can download a full PDF of the 2018 conference guide here.