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)
Have you ever wished your writing skills could earn you an income? They can! Learn about finding clients, managing your writing business, pitching ideas, researching for stories, generating story ideas, and marketing your skills as a freelance writer.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 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)
Ellen Kanzinger is the travel editor at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. In addition to writing for the magazine, she also shoots photos and video to accompany her story. Ellen is a recent graduate of Washington and Lee University and a long time lover of the outdoors.
Sushma Subramanian is an assistant professor of English specializing in journalism at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. She is also a freelance science writer whose work has been published in magazines including Discover, Slate, and Scientific American Mind. She is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Megan Wilson is a freelance journalist, blogger, and content strategist. Her writing can be discovered at sweetsauceblog.com, across a variety of publications, and on her client’s websites.
Karen A. Chase is an author and a Daughter of the American Revolution with the Commonwealth Chapter in Virginia. Her first novel, Carrying Independence, fiction about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, debuts June 11th. Karen will be a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year, with full residency at the Library of Virginia. Originally from Canada, Karen is now chasing histories from Richmond, VA.