This is the main page for the 2019 Annual James River Writers Conference

Richmond, Virginia.

So that you can get a sense for our conference, we’ve left up the pages from last year (October 11-13, 2019)

Last year’s conference sold out, so be sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to get updates on 2020!

Hold the dates for our 18th annual conference:

October 10-11, 2020

with Master Classes on Friday, October 9.

James Writer Writers Conference Register Now!

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. We hope you’ll join us this year.

The conference is held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

JRW is proud to be part of artoberVA.

Introducing our Speakers

James River Writers is pleased to announce some of the speakers who will be joining us for our 17th Annual James River Writers Conference. For a complete list and full speaker bios, visit Speaker bios and information.

Meet some of our 2019 speakers in our new podcast JRW Talks!, hosted by Sharvette Mitchell.

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