Workshop Calendar


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
Nikki Terpilowski is the founder and agent at Holloway Literary, a boutique agency located in North Carolina. Established in 2011, Holloway Literary represents a wide range of fiction, with a special interest in romance, women’s fiction and young adult.Learn more at

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

Nikki will discuss the process the unpublished author should go through to find the best agent to represent their work, beginning with determining if she should be pursuing a professional career in publishing, to what to expect after you sign with an agency.
PM Session: Scheduled Pitches
Nikki will take private, pre-arrange pitch sessions. Each pitch will last ten (10) minutes and must be scheduled in advance. To schedule your pitch, please contact Limited slots available and will be provided on a first-reserved, first-served basis.



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 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