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Buy your season pass to the 2014 Writing Shows

November 25th, 2013

James River Writers is pleased to offer a season pass to the 2014 Writing Shows. For a one-time purchase of $80, you are guaranteed admission into all nine Writing Show in 2014 (tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance). Click on the below image to buy your pass today.

Season Pass Ticket

Held on the last Thursday of every month from January through September at the Camel (1621 W. Broad St.), The Writing Show brings together published authors and other literary professionals to offer an insider’s look at the craft and business of writing. (more…)

Announcing the 2014 Best Poetry Contest!

November 25th, 2013

First prize: $500, publication of winning poem(s) in Richmond Magazine, and a ticket to the annual James River Writers conference.

Two finalists will each receive $200.

Deadline (postmark):  Friday, February 28, 2014

Entry fee: $15. Checks should be made out to James River Writers.

Submit up to four original, never-published poems for the single entry fee of $15.  A poet may enter only once.

Submissions must be mailed to

Richmond magazine
Best Poetry Contest
2201 W. Broad St., Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23220. (more…)

Thank you for buying t-shirts! They will ship soon!

November 18th, 2013


Thank you to each of you who bought the JRW t-shirts and helped us complete a successful campaign with Bonfire funds. A portion of each sale goes to James River Writers.  Not only did you help us raise more than $300, you helped us accomplish our wider goal of letting people know that there is a thriving literary community in Richmond and beyond.

Do you write RVA? Of couse you do!

Thank you for your support!