Use what you know and where you come from in fiction. Come to the April 24th Writing Show to learn how to Color Between the Lines. Writers, are you practicing the art of looking? Learn how to see at the April 25th Master Class with Carrie and John Gregory Brown! You were brave enough to self-publish your book. Now, prove it's the best. Enter JRW's inaugural Best Self-Published Novel Contest.

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Phaedra Hise

September 27th, 2012

What JRW  Means to Me

Phaedra Hise







Phaedra Hise, a founding member of James River Writers,  is the senior editor for COLLOQUY. Previously, she was a contributor to Fortune Small Business, a staff writer for Inc., and a contributing editor for Virginia Living. Her award-winning work has been anthologized and published in the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Salon, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, and Smithsonian Air & Space. She has written five books, most recently The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter, published in 2011. (more…)

Michele J. Rolle

September 25th, 2012

Michele J. Rolle is a mammography health care specialist in Richmond and has been compassionately committed for more than 25 years to educating and mentoring women in the value of breast health. Her article “The Power of Caring for Others” on domestic violence was recently published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch weekly feature “In her Shoes.”

In her debut memoir, Invisible WarriorMichele provides a valuable, historical account of growing up as an African American in New York’s failed housing experiment from the early 1960s until the late 1970s. Melissa P. Gay, author of the blog This Common Reader, caught up with Michele on the eve of her book launch in September 2012.  (more…)

Upcoming Twitter Chats with Conference Speakers

September 25th, 2012

2012 Conference Twitter Chats





Can’t wait for James River Writers’ 10th annual conference? Join us for the next series of fun and fast-paced Twitter chats with five of the conference panelists.