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What I Learned at the JRW Conference: Day One

October 26th, 2012

I held my hands in front of me as if in prayer, waiting for the speaker’s next words, on my first morning at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. I wasn’t alone; the others in the conference room sat in the same reverent position.

In front of us, the poet Allan Wolf told us to imagine that our closed palms were the book that we would write or would eventually occur to us. “Now open it with me and gasp in wonder,” Wolf said.  All of us opened our hands in unison and gasped.  The moment was punctuated by embarrassed laughter and nervous smiles to the people around us.  But nonetheless, the 2012 James River Writers Conference began with a writer’s affirmation of faith in the act of creation.  (more…)

Post-Conference Buzz

October 24th, 2012

Scene from JRW 2012 Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who have attended James River Writers’ annual conference, you’ll be familiar with the buzz of inspiration and creativity that comes home with you … and hopefully sticks around for a while!

This year’s conference, which marked our 10th anniversary of connecting writers and readers, appears to have had the same effect on a number of attendees who have blogged about the event: (more…)

Day One in Pictures

October 21st, 2012

Here are some pictures from the first day of the 2012 JRW Annual Conference … if you snapped any today, leave a comment and we’ll add them to the mix! (more…)