Writing Resources

Local, Regional, National Groups and Other Resources

Charlottesville Area

WriterHouse – The mission of WriterHouse is to promote the creation and appreciation of literature and to encourage the development of writers of all levels by providing affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high quality writing instruction, and literary events for the public. 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA (behind Bodo’s Bagels) www.writerhouse.org

Blue Ridge Writers Club.  The Blue Ridge Writers Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving both aspiring and published writers in the following areas: the City of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange.  http://blueridgewriters.org/

SWAG – Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta Writers
A sub-group of the Blue Ridge Chapter VWC. For more information, contact Clifford Garstang, Founder & Facilitator,  cliff.garstang@gmail.com.

University of Virginia School of Continuing Education. Personal Enrichment classes include creative writing.   http://www.scps.virginia.edu/programs/program-detail/personal-enrichment

Other Virginia Organizations

Virginia Writers Club, Inc. (VWC) A statewide organization with the purpose of supporting and stimulating the art, craft and business of writing in the Commonwealth. www.virginiawritersclub.org  Founded in November, 1918

Appalachian Authors Guild Chapter VWC www.appalachianaga.com Meets in Abingdon, VA

Blue Ridge Chapter VWC  www.blueridgewriters.org  (Meets in Charlottesville, VA – First established Chapter of the VWC)

Chesapeake Bay Writers Chapter VWC  www.chesapeakebaywriters.org  (Meets in Port Hayward, VA)

Hampton Roads Chapter VWC  (757) 482-2493  (Meets in Virginia Beach, VA)

Hanover Writers Chapter VWC  www.hanoverwriters.org  (Meets in Hanover, VA  – “Sister Chapter” of the Richmond Chapter VWC)


Northern Virginia Chapter VWC  www.northernvirginiawriters.org  (Meets in Falls Church, VA)

Richmond Chapter VWC  www.richmondwriters.org  (Meets in Richmond, VA)

Riverside Writers Chapter VWC  www.riversidewriters.com  (Meets in Spotsylvania, VA)

Traveler Chapter VWC  (804) 530-3817  (Meets in Chester, VA)

Valley Writers Chapter VWC www.valleywriters.org  (Meets in Roanoke, VA)

James River Writers – Richmond, Virginia  www.jamesriverwriters.org (Monthly Seminars; Producer of the annual James River Writers Festival)

Poetry Society of Virginia  www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org

The Writer’s Center – Bethesda, Maryland  www.writer.org

Virginia Press Women  www.virginiapresswomen.org

Virginia Romance Writers  www.virginiaromancewriters.com

National Organizations

California Writers Club  www.calwriters.org  (Celebrating 100th Anniversary in 2009)

Independent Book Publishers Association www.ibpa-online.org

Maryland Writers Association  www.marylandwriters.org

Mid-Atlantic Book Publishers Association www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com

Mystery Writers of America www.mysterywriters.org

National League of American Pen Women  www.nlapw.org

Sisters in Crime www.sistersincrime.org

Small Publishers Association of North America  www.spannet.org

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs  www.awpwriter.org

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators  www.scbwi-midatlantic.org

Web-Based Critique Services

A handy compendium as of February 2015 http://thewritelife.com/find-a-critique-partner/

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2 replies on “Writing Resources”

I am part-owner in Water Street Studio, a writing/arts studio in Fredericksburg. We offer weekly writing workshops and monthly writing “workouts.” Thanks for sharing all your great tips and resources. So helpful! waterstreetstudio.org

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