BACCA … a brief history
January 2011. Ten writers gather at WriterHouse for a class in fiction. We share work, and provide critiques.
June 2011. Four of us from that class meet at a coffee shop in Charlottesville, Virginia to see if we want to form a writer group. It’s unanimous! We decide to call the group BACCA. The name uses the initials of our first names (plus an extra A to grow on), and means a round fruit, like olives or berries, grouped together.
June 2012. BACCA members celebrate our first birthday. We’ve been writing and meeting each month for over a year. It’s working!
March 2013. BACCA presents at the Virginia Festival of the Book, in a session on Creating a Great Writing Group.
March 2015. BACCA hosts a mixer session at the Virginia Festival of the Book, in a session called Meet (or Create) Your Own Writing Group.
August 2015. BACCA reprises their mixer at the Virginia Writers Club Symposium.
November 2015. BACCA reprises their mixer for the Jefferson/Madison Regional Library.
Fall 2016. BACCA invites Andrea Fisher Rowland and Noelle Beverly to join our group.