For our August Writing Show, James River Writers travels the Commonwealth in search of stories short and long.
Virginia has mountains, valleys, cities, small towns, beaches, rivers, and enough history to inspire any type of legendary character, not to mention the everyday places and people with which we interact. All this informs stories that range from the current Loving film detailing the fight for inter-racial marriage rights to every child’s favorite, Misty of Chincoteague–and that’s just the Eastern Shore. Add in novels such as Bridge to Teribithia, The Wettest County in the World, Roots, Flowers in the Attic, and Gods and Generals, best sellers that have all been adapted into hit films, and its clear that Virginia works as a setting for almost any type of fiction.
As playwrights, authors, and screenwriters, how do we write Virginia into our fiction?
How do Virginia locations influence our settings?
With travel and writing tips, our panelists share personal experiences about including the state in their research, production, and work.
Because Virginia is also for lovers of the written word.
$12 members | $15 non-members | $5 students
Social: 6pm | Show: 6:45pm
Wednesday, August 26th
1609 West Broad Street (free parking at Lowe’s)