James River Writers Conference

14th Annual James River Writers Conference 

October 14 – 16, 2016

  • Master Classes on Friday, October 14, 2016
  • General Sessions on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, 2016

More information will be available soon. Registration will be live in early summer. For the best updates, sign up for our newsletter, Get Your Word On.

Enjoy this look back at our 2015 conference.

Logo for the 13th Annual James River Writers Conference on October 16-18, 2015

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

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Lunch and Learn




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.

To ensure the best experience for all attendees, JRW asks that everyone taking part in our conference abide by our Code of Conduct.




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* Panels and panelists are subject to change without notice.