Become a Member

James River Writers exists to support and nourish the literary community in central Virginia. As a part of that mission, we have a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with our members. Without you, it would be impossible to provide the high-quality programs that are the core to our undertaking.

Besides a strengthened arts community, your membership affords you with many benefits. What do you get from joining James River Writers?

  • Greatly reduced fees for Master Classes and the annual James River Writers Conference
  • Members-only e-newsletter with tips from writing professionals
  • A members-only area of the website, which includes a member forum and other resources available only to members
  • Discounts at local Richmond-area businesses
  • Opportunities to strengthen your writing resume with Spotlight JRW Member Readings

We have four great options in our tiered membership program that help each member find the participation level that best suit their needs while maximizing savings!

James River Writers Membership Tiers

Student Membership ($25) is open to full-time high school and college students and includes two passes for the Writing Show. This is an added value of $24! For ease of use, the passes are completely transferable, good for a year from issue-date, and may be used by the member, shared with a guest, or given to fellow members!

Traditional Membership ($40) includes two passes for the Writing Show. This is an added value of $24! For ease of use, the passes are completely transferable, good for a year from issue-date, and may be used by the member, shared with a guest, or given to fellow members!

Family Membership ($70) covers you and one other family member living at the same address and includes four passes to the Writing Show. The family that writes together makes for better stories and saves up to $98!

Writing Show Membership ($125) includes current membership and a SEASON PASS to the Writing Show (that’s 9 shows), and two additional guest passes. Additionally, members at this level will have priority registration for future Master Classes, getting access a full week before anyone else. This membership level saves $47 per year!

All-Inclusive Membership ($500) is for members who want to attend everything JRW offers! It includes current membership, a Writing Show season pass, two guest passes for the Writing Show, as well as registrations to all single-session Master Classes (not including multiple session Master Classes), registration to the 2017 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Master Classes, and recognition in the Conference guide! This level saves an average of $112 per year!

Questions about membership? Contact us, today!