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The Writing Show
At the monthly Writing Show, authors and other literary professionals offer an insider’s look at the craft and business of writing. The Writing Show, which runs the last Wednesday of every month from January through September, affords writers a chance to network, learn, and expand their writing horizons. The first half of the program is a panel format, where writing experts share thoughts and advice on the evening's topic. Following intermission, the audience has the opportunity to participate in a Q&A. For 2018, we the Writing Show will continue in its home at Firehouse Theatre, which is located at 1609 West Broad Street. Free parking is available across the Street from Firehouse in the Lowe’s parking lot. The programming for 2018 was designed with your comments and suggestions in mind and is adapting to meet your writing craft and business needs. The 2018 Season (Schedule subject to change due to speaker availability) January 31 – A 2018 Creative Plan: Scheduling, Motivating, & Organizing Your Writing Life February 28 – Time Travel: Managing time inside sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, or historical fiction March 28 – Breaking into Anthologies April 25 – Building a Publishing Resume: How Beginning Authors Can Secure Fellowships, Awards, & Prizes May 30 – What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book June 27 – Sensitivity Readers: The Benefits of Having One or Being One July 25 – The Power of Word Choice: An Editorial Critique & Member Reading Opportunity August 29 – Tip Sheets: Why You Need to Build Your Own Sales & Marketing Plan September 26 – Hybrid Authorship: Traditional Publishing, Indie Publishing, and How They Can Work Together Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45) Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students) • What to bring • Important to know

Firehouse Theatre

1609 W Broad St · Richmond, VA

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James River Writers is a non-profit organization that builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and all those in central Virginia with a love of the written word. Wherever you are in your writing journey, we invite you to learn about JRW (, participate in our programs ( and become a member (

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Beginning on June 1, 2018, JRW's MeetUp page will only be listing events directly organized by JRW. There are several great Richmond-based literary arts calendars, including CultureWorks (, if you are looking for a wider variety of offerings.

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