Join us July 29th for Novel Ways to Organize Writing Research, 6pm at the Firehouse Theatre. Get your tickets now! Master Classes: Intro & Advanced Scrivener Classes Register for the 2015 Annual Conference Now!

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July 29 Writing Show – Novel Ways to Organize your Research

July 5th, 2015

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As you gather research for your novel, non-fiction work, article or short story, what are the methods for organizing it?

Our expert panel will discuss software, online and traditional paper storage, and offer tips to help you best access information for your project.

 

 

Topics Include

  • Scrivener Writing & Aeon Timeline software.
  • Online storage methods.
  • Paper trail: filing or printing it out.
  • Filing by chapters, projects or topics.
$12 members | $15 non-members | $5 students
Social: 6pm | Show: 6:45pm
Wednesday, July 29th
THE FIREHOUSE THEATRE
1609 West Broad Street (free parking at Lowe’s)

Click here to register today!

 

 

Speakers

headshot_jhughesJennifer Hughes provides QA, customer tech support, and other odds and ends for Literature & Latte, developer of the popular writing software Scrivener and Scapple. She was the technical editor for Pearson’s Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide and contributed to editing Wiley’s Scrivener for Dummies. Outside of work, she uses Scrivener for everything from writing novels to organizing recipes.

Check out her Master Classes Here.

 

bod_john_gloverModerator J.T. Glover has published short fiction in The Children of Old Leech, FungiUnderground Voices, and Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction, among other venues. He is a member of the board of directors of James River Writers. By day he is an academic research librarian specializing in the humanities, and he pursues research agendas involving creative writers’ research practices, librarianship, and the digital humanities. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and a not inconsiderable number of fur-bearing friends.

FletcherPicHarrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life(University of Nebraska Press 2012), winner of the Colorado Book Award and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genreand The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. A native New Mexican, he teaches nonfiction in the Virginia Commonwealth University MFA in Writing Program.

Thanks for a Fantastic Writing Show!

June 25th, 2015

Our Writing Show on Writing for Girls turned out to be one of our best shows of the year. Thanks to our partners Richmond Young Writers and Girls of Summer.

Special thanks to our panel, which included Sarah McGuire, author of the debut novel Valiant, along with Odessa Hott and M.E. Novak-Ellis, both from Richmond Young Writers. As always, our moderator Rebekah Pierce kept things fun and informative.

Here are some pictures from last night’s show. As you can see, we had a lot of fun.



Photos by Joe Kutchera

Registration Opens for the 2015 James River Writers Conference!

June 17th, 2015
Logo for the 13th Annual James River Writers Conference on October 16-18, 2015 Click here to register today and take advantage of JRW member discounts!sponsor

 

General Sessions on Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18, 2015
at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA

Pre-Conference Master Classes on Friday, October 16, 2015

Registration Starting at $215

Click on any of the word balloons below to learn more about this year’s conference.

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Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this multi-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere and Southern hospitality.

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July Master Classes on Using Scrivener Writing Tools

June 10th, 2015

INTRO CLASS TO SCRIVENER – July 29th

ADVANCED CLASS + SELF-PUBLISHING WITH SCRIVENER – July 30th

WHAT IS SCRIVENER?

Scrivener is a flexible word processor and project management tool geared toward helping writers plan, structure, compose, and revise long documents. Store and view research materials (including images, webpages, and PDFs) alongside your writing, or use the distraction-free mode to keep focused. Organize your work from a bird’s-eye view with the outliner or corkboard.

INSTRUCTOR:

headshot_jhughesJennifer Hughes provides Q&A, customer tech support, and other odds and ends for Literature & Latte, developer of the popular writing software Scrivener and Scapple. She was the technical editor for Pearson’s Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide and contributed to editing Wiley’s Scrivener for Dummies. Outside of work, she uses Scrivener for everything from writing novels to organizing recipes.

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Emyl Jenkins Award Nominations Now Open

June 9th, 2015

Emyl Jenkins 1941-2010

To honor the memory of Emyl Jenkins, who passed away in 2010, James River Writers presents an award to an outstanding individual who, as Emyl did, inspires a love of writing and writing education in Virginia.

An advocate for writers and their readers, Emyl had a knack for connecting both people and organizations. She shared her time and expertise with everyone she encountered. She encouraged writers at all levels, especially fledglings trying to get those first words down on the page. Her generous spirit and enthusiasm rubbed off on everyone she touched, and, like ripples in a pond, her actions widened the circle of writing encouragement.

Award Details

Any Virginia individual is eligible, except for members of the JRW board of directors, the advisory board, or staff.

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Throwback Thursday: May Writing Show

June 4th, 2015

We wanted to share some pictures from this past month’s Writing Show. Thanks to Richard Bailey for taking them for us.

 


 

Be sure to also join us for our June Writing Show when we team up with Richmond Young Writers and the Girls of Summer to present Writing for Girls.

Rebekah Pierce will moderate the discussion. JRW is excited to welcome Sarah McGuire, author of the debut novel Valiant, to the stage and to introduce Odessa Hott, who is a Richmond Young Writer.

 

$12 members | $15 non-members | $5 students

Social: 6pm | Show: 6:45pm

Wednesday, May 27th

FIREHOUSE THEATRE

1609 West Broad Street (free parking at Lowe’s)

Click here to register today!

 

 


 

 
Photographs provided by:
Richard Bailey,
Author of Thus to Innocence
Click here to view the book trailer to Thus to Innocence