Workshop Calendar


June 10th

HOLT Medallion & Fool For Love Awards Luncheon

(An invitation only celebration for VRW members and award finalists)

with guest speaker Kit Wilkinson

11:00am – 2:00pm

Deep Run Recreation Center
9910 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233

The Power of Romance and the Women Who Write It

Walk through a history of the romance writer and her astounding effect on our culture throughout the past two centuries. See how today she is shaping not only popular fiction, but anything and everything from music to home design.

Kit Wilkinson is a former Ph.D. student who once wrote discussions on the medieval feminine voice. She now prefers weaving stories of romance and suspense. Kit lives in central Virginia with her two children, where she teaches French, English and Public Speaking to the elite students of a small private academy. Her latest release, June 2017, is the fourth in a series of Amish suspense tales published by Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense.



No Meeting–July/August


September 9th

AM: Annual General VRW Meeting



October 7th (*DATE CHANGE*)

Location & Guest Speaker TBD


November 11th

Guest Speaker: Donald Maass

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED and will begin in September 2017.


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.

4/08/2017 Lori Wilde—Stepping Stones on the Path to Career Success

5/13/2017 Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary Agency—Everything You Need to Know About Finding a Literary Agent