Agile Writers of Richmond

Local Writing Clubs

Agile Writers

Organizer : Greg Smith (greg@agilewriters.com) Location : 221 Ruthers Road, Suite 204  (upstairs) Meeting Times : Wednesdays 7pm-9pm, 1st & 3rd Saturday: Seminar Year Established : 2011

Agile Writers is a writer’s club dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months.  The process of getting from a blank page to a full manuscript is based on the writings of experts in the field and our experiences running the Chesterfield Writers Club.  It is the contention of Agile Writers that anyone who has a story to tell can complete a first-draft novel in 6 months.

Richmond Writers (RichWriters)

Organizer : Joseph Erhardt Location : Jason's Deli, (across from Willow Lawn shopping center) 11740 West Broad St. , Suite 106,  Richmond, VA 23233 Meeting Times : Alternate Mondays, 7:15pm Year Established : 2000

Focuses on clarity, pace, punctuation and grammar--the tools with which you write.  Joe is a strong grammarian. Bring your work to the group and it will be read on the spot and critiqued by other writers.

The James River Writers (JRW)

Organizer : info@jamesriverwriters.org Location : ArtWorks Studios 136, 320 Hull Street,#136, Richmond, VA 23224 Meeting Times : Various Year Established : 2002 See Also : Meetup.com

James River Writers builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia.  James River Writers was established in 2002 and our first annual writers conference was held in October, 2003.  JRW serves aspiring and professional writers and passionate readers in all genres through a variety of programs, services, and events, often presented in partnership with other area cultural organizations. We are supported by government grants, foundations, corporate partners, and the generosity of our members.

 Hanover Writers Club

This group meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10 am at the LOCATION: Main Channel Life Coaching Office (directly across from Village Bank) 6130 B Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Meetings are geared to support members, encourage them to write, and help them improve their craft. For more information, contact Joanne Liggan at 514-1446.

Richmond Christians Who Write

RCWW meets on the third Sunday of every month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at West End Presbyterian Church (Room 21) 9008 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, VA 23229 – EXCEPT – we meet the SECOND Sunday in June, allowing us to honor our dads. The November meeting is usually held at a special time, day and location. No meeting in December. We have many excellent speakers, work with writing prompts, and support each other toward publication. For more information, please contact Carol Smithson at 804.658.9818

Richmond Playwright’s Forum

RPF meets on the second Monday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Barksdale Theatre Willow Lawn conference room. Members share works in progress and discuss the play writing process. RPF is open to all interested persons, and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. There is a membership fee of $25 per year, but you may attend up to three times for free before deciding to become a paying member. For more information, contact Margie Langston.

Virginia Screenwriters’ Forum

VSF meets monthly — except July, August and December  — at Art Works in downtown Richmond. VSF brings screenwriters together and offers support and constructive feedback to member’s scripts in progress. Throughout the years, member scripts have been made into movies and a PBS documentary and have been optioned by major production companies. Aspiring screenwriters are welcome. For more information, contact Helene Wagner.

The Writer's Network of Richmond

The Writers' Network of Richmond exists to nurture and promote mutually beneficial relationships between writers in the Central Virginia area. Our philosophy can be summed up with two simple points: 1. There's nothing better than being a writer. 2. There's no better time than now to be one. Be sure to read our ABOUT US page for answers to all of your important questions!


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