Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to take an active role in bringing literary talent to our community? Do you want to get your name, your book’s name, or your writing-related business in front of our audience of enthusiastic writers? Sponsorship opportunities exist at every level. Choose one of the options below to learn more. JRW reserves the right to evaluate potential sponsorship opportunities for compliance with our Code of Conduct. To sponsor a program or discuss additional options, please contact Executive Director Katharine Herndon at execdirector(@)jamesriverwriters.org.

James River Writers is a 501c3: EIN 30-0161929.

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Annual Conference – started in 2003, this well-respected event takes place in October each year over three days. It attracts 350-375 writers to the Greater Richmond Convention Center and offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities, from including materials in our tote bags to teacher scholarships.

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The Writing Show – offered the last Wednesday of the month from January to September each year at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, this event brings a panel of experts to the stage for an evening of networking, education, and Q&A from the audience. Sponsorships are available for partial shows, full shows, and more.

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Master Classes – taught by experienced literary professionals (literary agents, editors, and award-winning authors), our popular classes offer writers a change to gain mastery on a particular topic. Four stand-alone classes throughout the year and six conference-associated classes offer plenty of chances for sponsoring a topic that speaks to you.


Contests – occurring on a three-year rotation, we offer either the Best Self-published Novel contest, the Best Unpublished Novel Contest, or the Shann Palmer Poetry contest each year.

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