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.

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

Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Short Fiction of Richmond

    3 Writers

    From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
  • 2 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Nationally-Syndicated Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. Brings Us Grant Park

    3 Writers

    After the breakthrough success of 2012’s Freeman, Leonard Pitts returns with an even richer, more complex, and more suspenseful story—one that takes on the past four... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    The Writers Farmhouse

    4 Writers | 5.00

    Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.
  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Beyond Agile Writers: The Elevator Pitch

    2 Writers

    How do you describe your book to others? When you go to a conference and pitch your book to an agent, what do you say? Greg Smith (founder of the Agile Writer Workshop)... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 1:00 PM

    Open House Book Talk Event

    2 Writers

    Local author Rich Babbitt will be signing his Boomer Business paperback book, "From PAPERBOY to BOOMER: How Lessons Learned from Paper Routes and Lawn Mowing Have Shaped... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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