As the JRW Conference Chair, I’m pleased to announce that registration for the 2013 James River Writers Conference  is open! Between now and August 31, 2013, please take advantage of early-bird pricing, and JRW members, enjoy the benefit of priority registration for the pre-conference master classes and one-on-one sessions until August 16, 2013.




The James River Writers Conference brings together writers of various backgrounds and genres—nonfiction and fiction, poetry, journalism, and more—to support one another and learn together. This year’s lineup continues the tradition: a National Book Award winner and bestsellers; a writer of space and robots and suburban motherhood; picture book authors and a war correspondent; editors, agents, book doctors, and an app developer; debut authors and career novelists; new faces and JRW successes; steampunk airships and ultramarathoners; Birds of a Lesser Paradise and Mockingbird….I hope you’ll take a moment to browse the conference website and meet the talented folks coming to Richmond.

bod_kristi_austinOur collegial atmosphere is one reason author and national speaker David Henry Sterry called the James River Writers Conference “one of the best writers conferences in America” in a recent Huffington Post article. Thank you, David! And thank you to all the writers who attend each year.

If you like what you see—and I think you will—I hope you’ll join us, October 18-20, 2013, for the 11th annual James River Writers Conference.

— Kristi Tuck Austin, JRW Conference Chair

Learn more about the 2013 Writers Conference