Travel and Richmond Information

Find maps to conference venues, how to get to and around Richmond, possible lodging choices, area attractions and, of course, our Richmond independent bookstores.

Where conference events are held

Master Classes – Friday, October 11, 2019

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

NOTE: The location for Friday’s Master Classes is a change from previous years. 


Greater Richmond Convention Center Parking Deck
351 N. Third St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Direction to the Parking Deck

Street parking is not advised because master classes are two hours long and street parking has a two-hour maximum.

Conference  – Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Parking is available in The Greater Richmond Convention Center parking facility located at the corner of 3rd Street and Marshall Street and conveniently connected to the Convention Center via an enclosed skywalk for your comfort. For more information and additional parking choices, visit Parking

Saturday Evening Poetry Reading  – Saturday evening, 6:00 PM, October 12, 2019 

An evening of poetry featuring speakers from the conference. 

The Poe Museum

1914 East Main Street 
Richmond, VA 23223

How to get here

The Richmond region is easy to get to with flights from all over landing at Richmond International Airport. Within half a day’s drive of half the population of the United States, getting to Richmond by car or bus is as easy as hopping on I-95. Amtrak trains follow the I-95 corridor as well with two Richmond region trains dropping off at Ashland, Staples Mill and Main Street Stations.

By Car

Major highways like I-95, north and south, and I-64, east and west, connect the Richmond region from one end to the other and to points beyond. 

By Train/Bus

Amtrak runs to Richmond with two stations for ease of use in the region at Staples Mill Road and the historic Main Street Station. The Richmond Convention Center is only six minutes by car from Main Street Station and ten minutes from Staples Mill Station. Greyhound buses are available and Megabus drop off across from Main Street Station from points north and south. 

Public Transportation

The Greater Richmond Transit System offers bus service throughout the city. You can pay bus fares in cash on the bus or purchase a One or & Day Unlimited Pass.  

Taxicab service is available from the airport and train and bus stations. Lyft and Uber are also active in the Richmond Region. And many hotels offer shuttle service. Contact your hotel for more information. 

Where to stay

Richmond has many lodging options within close proximity to the Richmond Convention Center. Here, we have listed a few of the options at various price points. However, please note, no conference rates are available at these hotels since many online travel websites offer better rates than the hotels could offer us. We suggest contacting the hotels directly or using your favorite online travel site. 

Richmond Marriott, 500 E Broad St., a classic business hotel connected to convention center offering a free area shuttle, a bar & a pool, is connected to the Convention Center. 

Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. Conveniently located in downtown Richmond at 1st & Franklin Streets. 

Hi Richmond Hostel is a new, beautifully renovated historic building that oozes comfort and cool. Located at 7 N 2nd Street, directly behind the Richmond Public Library and less than a ten-minute walk to the Richmond Convention Center, the Hi Richmond Hostel offers free breakfast and free wi-fi. Private and multi-person rooms are available at affordable rates. This is not your parents’ hostel!

Hilton Richmond Downtown, 501 East Broad Street, is two blocks from the Convention Center. Housed in the former Miller & Rhoads department store, an iconic building with over 100 years of history, the Hilton spans an entire city block. 

Holiday Inn Express Richmond Downtown, 201 E Cary St., a conventional hotel offering rooms & suites with free Internet & breakfast, plus a gym, is approximately six blocks from the Convention Center. 

What to do while you are here

For history buffs, historic sites abound in Virginia. Here are a few examples of things to do and see while visiting Richmond.

Visit Richmond’s independent bookstores:

Visit the Richmond Visitor Center for more things to do and see in Richmond.​

We know you’re going to have a great time while you’re here in Richmond! We hope you’re already planning to come back to next year’s conference!