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 2020, 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 2020 was designed with your comments and suggestions in mind and is adapting to meet your writing craft and business needs.
The 2020 Season
- January 29 – Finding the End in 2020
- February 26 – Marketing Beyond Social Media
- March 25 – Making a Scene
- April 29 – Your Perspective Matters
- May 27 – The Long Haul with Meg Medina
- June 24 – Starting Strong
- July 29 – Maintaining Momentum
- August 26 – Sticking the Landing
- September 30 – Ask Us Anything . . . About Writing (featuring the JRW staff, free show)
*Topics above are subject to change.
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 eight shows for $80 (the ninth show is free for everyone).
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)
Do you have grand aspirations for your writing that you never quite seem to accomplish? Is it hard to begin and even harder to find your way through the middle? Join our accomplished panelists for advice on finishing your projects in 2020 as well as some insight into what might be holding you back.
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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)
Dr. Laura E. Knouse
Dr. Laura E. Knouse is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond and a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults with Attention-Deficit/
Julie Valerie writes upmarket women’s fiction and is developing a series set in the fictional Village of Primm. Her debut novel, Holly Banks Full of Angst, was released in December 2019 with Lake Union Publishing. Julie founded the 85K Writing Challenge (85K90.com), providing writers with a supportive, enriching forum to pen 85,000 words in 90 days followed by 12 months of writing, editing, prepping to pub, and publishing support. Julie earned an editing certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School and enjoys testing her knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. Learn more at julievalerie.com. (@Julie_Valerie)
Patricia Smith is the author of the novel The Year of Needy Girls (Kaylie Jones Books), a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in the Masters Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines. Twice nominated for a Pushcart, she has been awarded writing fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and the Row-land Writers Retreat. She teaches at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, VA. @pattysmith711