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.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July First Friday Book Club Meeting

3600 Forest Hill Avenue

will meet this Thursday, July 1st
10:00 AM in the small room at Crossroad Coffee
We are meeting on Thursday this month because of the holiday weekend.

Please join us for our July meeting when we discuss
Getting Through The Night
Eugenia Price

Note about August Meeting:

The August meeting will be on Friday, August 6th
The book we will be reading and discussing . is Nine O'Clock in the Morning
by Episcopal Priest and author Dennis Bennett.

Nine O'clock in the Morning is Father Bennett's testimony of how God "can and will release His power to His people if we allow Him to truly become the Lord of our lives....When, in 1960, Father Dennis Bennett announced to his congregation that he had experienced a new outpouring of God's Spirit ...the renewal movement can be said to have begun. This book is now considered a classic story which tells how the renewal began and swept into churches across America."

For further information, contact Susan Herring at herringfishes@verizon.net

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Local Writing Contests and Book Signings

Here are some events for Richmond readers and writers:

Style Weekly Comic Strip Contest (due July 12th): If you have “something humorous or perceptive to say about Richmond” Style Weekly wants you to send them your best Richmond-related comic strip! The winning entry and selected runners-up will be printed in their first-ever Comic Strip Issue on July 21st. See www.styleweekly.com/comic for more information.

Skirt Magazine (Richmond Edition): Skirt Magazine has several editions including a Richmond edition. The magazine publishes personal essays that meet their monthly themes. Upcoming themes include The Smile Issue (October), The Comfort Zone (November) and The Leap Issue (December). See http://skirt.com for more information about their Contributor Guidelines.

Interested in more local contests? Want to attend a book signing by a local author? Click HERE to read Katrina Robinson's full article. When you get there, why not subscribe to her column so you stay in the loop of the local writing/reading scene!

While you're at it, check out Margaret Oleksa's column (she's also a local "books" columnist) where she published weekly book sightings (book signing events and workshops)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June Meeting Announcement


Announcements, introductions and Toot-Your-Own-Horn
2:45-3:45: Nancy Slocum,
Artist, Writer and Speaker. Bio below.
How to Build an Online Presence Through Blogging and Submitting
Articles to Ezine Magazines.

This is a vital time for networking. Make a new writer friend. Talk to people you don’t know. They may know something you need to know.

4:00-5:00: Rebekah Robb Critique Sessions March 21st. Guidelines:
lease bring at least 5 copies of your ms (if you can afford 10, that would be better), up to 5
pages double spaced
Bring blue, pink & yellow highlighter, red and black pens
We’ll furnish forms to follow for critiquing. This makes critiques uniform and less
subjective. This will provide basic critique.


August 11-14, Greater Philadelphia Writers Conference: www.writerhisanswer.com/Philadelphia (Note: Scholarships may be available. Several RCWW members have received them. Check this out.)
September 17-20, American Christian Fiction Writers National Conference: www.acfw.com
October 8-9, James River Writers: www.jamesriverwriters.org
October 16, RCWW Saturday Writers Workshop - Details to follow.

ATTENDANCE & MEMBERSHIP DOWN - A message from our Founder

This news should not come as a shock to anyone. The economy is slowing every thing down, but PTL we’re still moving forward and open for business - the Lord’s Writing Business. But I do have a concern, and hopefully RCWW may help you accomplish your role and goal as a writer.

Money is tight, but RCWW has a scholarship program in effect. A former member, Donna Rogers (before her writing vacation took her out of the area) made the first donation to The Donna Rogers Scholarship Fund.

As founder, and now co-director of RCWW, I reserve the right to award these scholarships without peer or committee approval. If you need help to maintain full membership let me know. There is no stigma in asking for help. Remember, you benefit RCWW as much as RCWW benefits you. We all lose if a tight budget from time to time prevents you from sharing your expertise with others. E-mail or call.


Annual dues are payable January 1st, $25 per year. Mail checks to: Richmond Christians Who Write, 12114 Walnut Hill Dr., Rockville, VA 23146.