Speakers

For book clubs, community groups, and teachers at all grade levels, JRW is in the process of building a directory of members who are willing to discuss their own books, as well as the craft and business of writing. If you are a member interested in providing this service, please see the form to Join Our Pro List.

Locations listed below are the speakers’ general area of origin. They do not represent geographical restrictions on the speakers’ services and are included to give event planners possible distance estimates. Please contact speakers on an individual basis for more information on their travel abilities or restrictions.

If you are interested in speaking at a JRW event, you do not have to be a member, and you should fill out the form to Apply to Teach or Speak.

Speakers

    • Char Bah (Stafford, VA) – Topics: Writing Articles, Freelancing;  Genres: Creative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, How-to, Memoir, Biography
    • Melissa Gay (Glen Allen, VA) – Genres: Blogging, Comedy, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Realistic Fiction, Short Story/Essay
    • David Godwin (Glen Allen, VA) – Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
    • Bradley Harper (Eastern VA) – Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
    • Withney Roberts Hill (Richmond, VA) – Topics: Creative Recovery Group Sessions,Writing as a Practice, Prose or Poetry Workshop
    • Millicent Hughes (Hamilton, VA) – Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Other
    • Lana Krumwiede (Midlothian, VA) – Genres: All Genres
    • Anne Moss Rogers (Richmond, VA) – Genres: Blogging, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Biography, Other
    • Steven Smith (Midlothian, VA) – Genres: All Genres
    • Heather Weidner (Central VA) – Audiences: Book Clubs, Schools, Community Groups; Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
    • Anne Westrick (Mechanicsville, VA) – Genres: Fiction (especially novels for young readers, no picture books), Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Blogging
    • Emily Williams (Richmond, VA), Genres: All Genres