As Christians who write, we meet together to promote unity and fellowship, to encourage one another and to develop our skills as writers. We are a chapter of American Christian Writers, a national organization.

We meet at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 1 block south of Patterson Avenue at 8701 Ridge Road, Richmond, VA 23229 in Room 211.

We typically meet on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Last Chance: River Writing Journey

Subj: LAST CHANCE: River Writing Journey
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006 5:39:44 PM

A handful of spaces remain in the seven-day custom river rafting/creative writing trip, which runs August 27-September 2 through Cataract Canyon of the Colorado River. The trip is open to women writers of all genres, and no experience (river running or writing) is necessary. Scholarships are still available.

The trip is a partnership with Sheri Griffith Expeditions, a Moab, Utah-based outfitter with 35 years rafting experience, specializing in rivers of the West. The trip through scenic canyons, calm waters and Class III-V rapids is guided by extensively trained and highly personable riverwomen who know this country and wish to share it.

In its January issue, O the Oprah Magazine spotlighted the journey as one of "Six Great All-girl Getaways" of the year. Lambert describes the course as a "free-flowing journaling workshop where insights into fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are organically woven into each day's adventures." Guided canyon hikes, gourmet camp fare, one-on-one consultations with the instructor, $50 discount toward a 2007 Aspen Writers' Foundation workshop, and an autographed copy of Writing Down the River are special features of the trip.

"Something very magical happens on these trips," says Lambert. "The combination of women alone in the wilderness, writing and sharing, creates a unique atmosphere of trust and openness."

Lambert was described in Inside/Outside Southwest Magazine as one of the most notable women writers of the contemporary West. She was among 15 writers selected to contribute to Writing Down the River, and her books €” including the memoir In Search of Kinship and the novel Shifting Stars €” continue to draw high praise. She has facilitated over 100 workshops, readings and retreats, including more than a dozen river writing journeys.

Tuition for the River Writing Journey is $1499. The fee includes transportation from Moab to the river launch, professional guides, rafts, tents, cushy Paco sleeping pads, sleeping bags, all meals on the river, creative writing instruction and workshop materials. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are still available.

More information is available from Jamie Abbott of the Aspen Writers' Foundation at 970.925.3122 ext. 3# and www.aspenwriters.org.

Jamie Abbott
Director of Programs
Aspen Writers' Foundation
110 E. Hallam, Suite No. 116
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: 970.925.3122
fax: 970.920.5700

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