Virginia Romance Writers (VRW), chapter #19 of Romance Writers of America®. We are an organization for both published and unpublished writers. Our membership includes writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors. Through our monthly meetings, our chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction. We offer innovative programs and workshops we share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing world. VRW strives to help writers grow their careers through workshops and networking opportunities.

We strive to reach as many Virginia romantic fictions writers as possibly by rotating our meeting venues each month. Check our workshops page for the list of upcoming speakers and locations. We welcome you to our growing membership of Virginia Romance Writers.



February 11th

AM Session: Angele McQuade

PM Session: Journey to Publication Panel

Glen Allen Library
10:00am: Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Set-Up
10:30am: Meeting Begins

AM Session: CASH & CREATIVITY: How Cleaning Up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success with Angele McQuade

If you wish you could earn more from your writing or you’ve been feeling stuck in creative quicksand, the problem might not be your writing, but how you deal with money.

Uncertainty or fear about your finances—regardless of your net worth—can shut down your creativity in unexpected ways. This workshop will teach you strategies for uncovering the truth about your finances, tying up energy-draining financial loose ends, and learning simple, more effective ways to organize and manage your money.

You’ll also learn similar strategies for tying up your creative loose ends, prioritizing your projects, and crafting a reimagined vision for your writing career. Be prepared to leave the workshop inspired to take enthusiastic, deliberate action toward both your creative and financial goals.

Bio: Angele McQuade is the author of two books about investing, INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES and INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL INVESTING. For the past sixteen years, she’s been a monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine, where she’s published more than three hundred cover and feature articles and profiles. She teaches Cash & Creativity workshops at local and national investment and writing events (including RWA National in 2016) and offers an extended three-week class online (more details on her website).

Angele also writes novels for children and young adults, and is a member of RWA, WRW, YARWA, SCBWI, and the Authors Guild. She is represented by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. You can find her online at www.angelemcquade.com, on Twitter at @angelemcquade, and on Instagram at @angele_mcquade

PM Session: Journey to Publication Panel

Published authors Jessica Ruddick, Tina Glasneck, and Linda Budzinski, will have a frank discussion about their individual journeys to publication. Each author took a different path (large press published, hybrid, self-published, and small press published) to publication. They will share their experiences of their particular roads and discuss the commonalities and differences of their publishing adventures.


HOLT Medallion Contest


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Fool For Love Contest

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