At the monthly Writing Show, authors and other literary professionals offer an insider’s look at the craft and business of writing. The Writing Show, which runs the last Wednesday of every month from January through September, affords writers a chance to network, learn, and expand their writing horizons. The first half of the program is a panel format, where writing experts share thoughts and advice on the evening’s topic. Following intermission, the audience has the opportunity to participate in a Q&A.
For 2019, we the Writing Show will continue in its home at Firehouse Theatre, which is located at 1609 West Broad Street. Free parking is available across the Street from Firehouse in the Lowe’s parking lot. The Writing Show runs from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 for Meet & Greet; program starts at 6:45)
The programming for 2019 was designed with your comments and suggestions in mind and is adapting to meet your writing craft and business needs.
The 2019 Season
(Schedule subject to change due to speaker availability)
- January 30 – Balancing Writing and Life: Inspiration and Practical Strategies
- February 27 – How to Permanently Banish Writer’s Block
- March 20 – Writing a Killer Synopsis (Note the date change! This is the THIRD Wednesday, this month only.)
- April 24 – How to Sell the Heck Out of Your Book
- May 29 – Making Freelance Writing Financially Rewarding
- June 26 – Building Relationships with Bookstore Owners and Librarians
- July 31 – Defining and Finding Your Audience
- August 28 – I Finished My Book (Poem, Screenplay)—Now What? (Path to Publication Part I)
- September 25 – People Skills for Writers (Path to Publication Part II)
Individual show tickets are $12/members and $15/non-members. Two free passes to the Writing Show are included with an Individual Membership. You can also purchase a Season Pass to receive all nine shows for $85, a 20% savings.
Last Wednesday of every month from January through September
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)
Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street
$12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Every year, you vow that this will be the year you finish your novel/screenplay/memoir. And every year, life gets in the way. Start 2019 off with a healthy dose of inspiration and practical strategies for protecting and nurturing your writing life. Learn how to write without judgment or intimidation, and how to take care of your creative self.
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)REGISTER NOW
Marc Cheatham is a freelance writer and photographer. In 2011, he launched The Cheats Movement blog, a platform that celebrates the Richmond region as a hub for music, art, culture, and diversity. The Cheats Movement Blog has been voted one of the best blogs in Richmond, and Marc has become one of the leading voices for Richmond’s hip-hop community. Professionally, Marc serves as Director of Constituent Services and Casework for Senator Tim Kaine. He is married to Aria Cheatham, and together they have a four-year-old son named Cameron.
Valley Haggard is a writer, teacher, mother, coffee drinker, and the founder of Life in 10 Minutes journal, podcast, and press. She co-edited Nine Lives: a Life in 10 Minutes Anthology and wrote The Halfway House for Writers and Surrender Your Weapons: Writing to Heal and feels like each class she teaches turns into a stunning work of performance art. You can find her writing and writing from people around the world at lifein10minutes.com.
Rachel Beanland is the deputy director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She also writes essays and fiction and is earning her MFA in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Broad Street, R-Home magazine and several other publications. Her novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever, is currently out on submission.