Workshop Calendar


April 8th


Twin Hickory Library

5001 Twin Hickory Road

Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509

9:00am: Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Set-Up
9:30am: Meeting Begins

Stepping Stones on the Path to Career Success will be presented by NYTimes Bestselling author, Lori Wilde. She will provide tips, techniques and life hacks for navigating the writing journey. She will discuss her professional journey and the stepping stones she took to success in both the craft of writing, and savvy business decisions, to produce 80 books in 20 years and repeatedly hit the NYT.

Lori Wilde is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author. She has sold eighty works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie.

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a three time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 26 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.



May 13th

Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary Agency (All Day)

Gayton Library

10600 Gayton Road

Glen Allen, VA 23238-4117

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

AM Session: Everything You Need To Know About Finding A Literary Agent

PM Session: Scheduled Pitches


June 10th

HOLT Medallion & Fool For Love Awards Luncheon

with guest speaker Kit Wilkinson

Deep Run Recreation Center
9910 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233


No Meeting–July/August


September 9th

AM: Annual General VRW Meeting



October 21st (*DATE CHANGE*)

Location & Guest Speaker TBD


November 11th

Guest Speaker: Donald Maas

John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus
800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA, 23114
Hamel Hall, Room H-109


December 9th

VRW Holiday Party

Past Meetings

01/09/2016 Alexa Day—Self Confidence Workshop & Mary Behre Using Vision Boards

02/13/2016 Bethany Burke, Blushing Books & Love Between the Covers Screening

03/12/2016 Sadeqa Johnson—Pursuing Your Passion & BIAY Kick-off

04/09/2016 Lyz Kelley—Business Planning & Diane Gaston—Polish Your Writing

05/14/2016 Mindy Klasky—Organizational Tools For Writers & Kathleen Connor—Search & Rescue Dogs

06/11/2016 Carolyn Greene & Cynthia Holt Johnson—Guest Speakers for VRW Awards Luncheon

09/10/2016 Hope Ramsay—Using Character Archetypes to Find the Love Story

10/8/2016 Due to hurricane Matthew, Madeline Martin & Abigail Sharpe will appear in March 2017.

11/12/2016 Scott Silverii—Police vs. Sheriff & Liliana Hart—The Future of Self-Publishing

12/10/2016 Mary Burton—Guest Speaker for Holiday Party


1/14/2017 Fiona Quinn—Making a Move: Characters Colliding in Our Plots

2/11/2017 Angele McQuade—Cash & Creativity: Good Finances Spark Creativity.        Linda Budzinski, Tina Glasneck, & Jessica Ruddick—Journey to Publication Panel.

3/11/2017 Madeline Martin—Crafting Your Critique & Abigail Sharpe—Write Tight: Eliminating the Unnecessary from Your Manuscript.