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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education

Mission: To promote the interest in and participation in the art of creative writing with a particular focus on the development of amateur and aspiring writerss

Programs: Annual writer's conference a total of approximatey 263 attendees participated in the annual writers comference which provides lectures seminars workshops professional panels and a manuscript contest for attendees. Expenditures were 50368.

master writer classes the organization sponsored master writer classes with noted presenters for advanced writer skills development. A total 229 attendees participated for an increase of 190 over 2013 attendance. Expenditures were 4722

writing shows the organization sponsored writing shows at varied venues to provide an open format for attendees to interact and partake in a variety of learning opportunities. There were 506 attendees at a cost of 6610.

writing contests the organization sponsored several writing contest highlighting a variety of writing areas of interest. A total of 96 contestants submitted their works. Expenditures were 1260

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an author with a recently published debut book. I was looking for an organization to help me in networking with fellow authors and writers in general, as I am fairly new to the Richmond, Va area and don't know many people. I was told about James River Writers from someone at a recent book signing I had. I checked out their website and thought they might be just what I was looking for.

I have attended two of their events so far and I have to say that I am totally impressed. This group is not only friendly, but they are more than willing to offer you any help that you may need to persue and promote your writing.

I recently attended their monthly "Writing Show" where they had a panel of five published authors give a group discussion on how to write violence into your story in a way that will keep a reader's attention and turn page after page without getting disgusted by the details of violence and end up putting your book down.

JRW has many events scheduled that I plan to attend. If the comradery in the future is anything like what I have experienced thus far, I will be more than glad that I joined their organization. Their dedication to promoting the written word is outstanding in my book.

I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend James River Writers to any aspiring or seasoned writer. I can see nothing but good coming from my membership with this group.

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