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 We are an organization for both published and unpublished writers. Our membership includes writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors.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.


Next Meeting

September 9th

Annual Meeting & Ten Tweaks to Perk Up Your Prose

AM: Annual General Meeting

PM: Ten Tweaks to Perk Up Your Prose with Joanna Bourne and Grace Burrowes

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Northside Branch
705 West Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

10:00am: Doors Open

10:30am: Meeting Begins

2:00pm Afternoon Workshop Begins


Ten Tweaks to Perk Up Your Prose

Award-winning authors Joanna Bourne and Grace Burrowes share craft secrets that will polish your prose without wrecking your revision schedule.

Grace Burrowes has been nominated for RWA’s RITA six times, and been a awarded best book of the year by Kirkus, The Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and iBooks. She writes contemporary, Regency, Georgian, Victorian and Scottish romance in novel and novella lengths, and loves to hear from readers and writin’ buddies.

Joanna Bourne lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with her family, a medium-sized mutt and a faux Himalayan cat. She writes Historical Romances set in England and France during the Napoleonic Wars. She’s fascinated by that time and place – such passionate conviction and burning idealism … and really sexy clothes.





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