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!

Click HERE for directions.


Monday, August 25, 2008

The Craft of Poetry Online Course

The Craft of Poetry: Let’s Begin (Online Course) (EGL 103 W)

Do you enjoy reading and writing poetry? Do you want to write your own poems but find it difficult to begin? This course will serve as a dynamic introduction to the foundational structures of poetry writing.

We will consider a wide variety of poetic styles and themes, and address the use of meter, rhyme, and other sonic qualities in peer-driven discussions. Students will use the course readings as reference points in the creation of their own work, and everyone will put together a manuscript of ten to twelve new poems.

Students will receive detailed comments on their drafts from the instructor, and have the opportunity to view and critique one another’s work. The course will include brief reading assignments, group discussion, and weekly guided-writing exercises.

Please note: This is an online course.
Course Details:

10 weeks
Sept 22 - Dec 7
3 units $750
Limit: 17
Drop by: Sep 25

(No class November 23 - 29)

Special refund deadline: September 25

To register, visit http://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/course/egl103w.ASP

Instructor: Kirsten Andersen, Stegner Fellow
Kirsten Andersen received an MFA from New York University, and her work has been published in the Notre Dame Review, Fourteen Hills, Barrow Street, Greensboro Review, and other journals. Andersen has been awarded grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Edward Albee Foundation. She was a 2003 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

National Christian Writers Conference & Book Expo

Registration is underway for the fifth annual National Christian Writers’ Conference and Book Expo to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza, Virginia Beach 4453 Bonney Road .. Aspiring writers and individuals from Virginia and across the nation who want to learn more about the writing, publishing and book marketing industry are invited to attend.

Early bird registration (on or before August 15, 2008) is $49.00, full registration (after August 15, 2008) is $75.00. Special pricing for Active Duty Military and/or Veterans is $49.00 and College Student or Teen with identification is $49..00. The registration fee will cover breakfast, lunch, all workshops and workshop materials, as well as entrance to the book expo.

For more information about the National Christian Writers Conference and Book Expo please visit http://www.NationalChristianWritersConference.com or call Renee Bobb at 804-998-8014 and via e-mail to bobbrenee@yahoo.com. You may also visit http://www.ReneeBobb.com.

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Here are just a few of the worship titles, presenters and dates:
Essentials Of Mystery Writing
G. Miki Hayden
Essentials Of Writing Personal Essays
Gloria Kempton
Elements of Effective Writing I: Grammar and Mechanics
Mark Konkel
Elements of Effective Writing I: Grammar and Mechanics
Holly Chaker
Writing The Query Letter
Kristen Johnson Ingram
Extended Short Story Writing Workshop
Celia Ann Leaman
Essentials Of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing
John DeChancie
Extended Magazine Article Writing Workshop
Jack Adler
Essentials Of Writing Personal Essays
Christina Xenos
Creativity & Expression
Kara Gebhart Uhl
Creativity & Expression
Karen Gibson
Getting Started In Writing
Joyce Ferman Wells
Accelerated Getting Started In Writing
Karlyn Thayer
Fundamentals Of Fiction Writing
Elizabeth Delisi
Focus On The Novel
John DeChancie
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Natalie Peeterse
Marketing Your Short Stories
Gloria Kempton
Advanced Novel Writing Workshop
Alice Duncan
Getting Started (Quickly) In Scrapbook Journaling
Julia Kressig
Marketing Your Magazine Articles
Kelly Boyer Sagert
Focus On The Nonfiction Magazine Article
Kara Gebhart Uhl
Advanced Novel Writing Workshop
Paul Bagdon
Writing Effective Dialogue
Karlyn Thayer
Essentials Of Writing To Inspire
G. Miki Hayden
Focus On The Personal/Family Memoir
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Friday, August 08, 2008

Free! 2008 Muse Conference

to be held
OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2008
are now open.
To register, apply here:

The conference is FREE but donations help support this site and
allow us to continue offering FREE workshops each year.
Your generosity is appreciated.

HOW Magazine Freelancer Conference - August 27-29

The Creative Freelancer Conference, presented by HOW magazine (sister publication to Writer's Digest) and Marketing Mentor, is just 20 days away!

Luckily for you, there are still a few spots available—just go to creativefreelancerconference.com and register as soon as possible. Then start making plans to join us in Chicago August 27-29. And trust us, the time out of the office will be worth it.

Here's why:
1. You'll get expert information from speakers who've been in your place—they've made the mistakes, figured out the solutions, and now they want to share their hard-earned knowledge with you.
2. It's a chance to network with your peers...an invaluable opportunity for someone who makes a living working solo.
3. You'll get a well-deserved break and a chance to explore the fabulous city of Chicago.
4. Creative people=creative solutions. Talk with everyone you meet, whether they (or you)are a writer, designer, photographer or illustrator. Chances are good they've encountered the same roadblocks as you, and they've likely come up with some creative solutions.

Fall Christian Writers Seminar - Oct. 18

RCWW is hosting a Fall Christian Writers Seminar
on October 18, 2008.

Lisa Crayton www.lisacrayton.com is the guest speaker.
She is author and editor of Spirit-led Writer: www.spiritledwriter.com

Check back soon for more information!