Workshop Calendar

2017

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.

 

 

 


UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

No Meeting–July/August

 

October 7th (*DATE CHANGE*)

Location TBA

Guest Speaker: Sherry Thomas

 

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

2017

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

6/10/2017 Kit Wilkinson—The Power of Romance and the Women Who Write It