James River Writers is a non-profit organization that builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia. Whether you’re a writer or an avid reader, we invite you to learn about JRW, participate in our programs and become a member today.

Please note that JRW does not endorse any product or service on our Meetup page. These listings are provided for informational purposes only to support the literary community as a whole.


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James River Writers: Watershed events in writing, reading and community

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    The Writing Show

    2 Writers

    February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 12:00 PM

    The Life and Love of Slave Trader Silas Omohundro

    2 Writers

    Scholar Alexandra Findley chronicles the life of Silas Omohundro, a Richmond slave trader, and the African American woman he took as a wife. This program complementsTo... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Small Group Poetry Critique

    5 Writers | 5.00

    2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Freelance Academy

    6 Writers

    Have you considered making the switch to freelance journalism but not sure what you need to know? SPJVA is here to help. National SPJ President Dana Neuts will be in... Learn more
  • February 18 · 7:00 PM

    Agile Writers Open Meeting

    3 Writers

    Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.com. At Martin's Food Market,... Learn more
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