Hampton Roads Writers enriches the Hampton Roads literary arts community by connecting, encouraging, and educating writers of all ages, talents, and genres. By creating literary events throughout Southeastern Virginia, we serve as a resource dedicated to help all writers grow in their writing craft and work toward publication success.

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Donations are used only to pay professional writers for their workshop services during the Traveling Pen Workshops and annual conference, to maintain the website, to publicize our writers' conference, to offer a few partial and complete scholarships to HRW events to people who otherwise can not afford to attend, and to cover the cost of office supplies, web hosting, our phone, and liability insurance. HRW is an all volunteer group of writers eager to give back some of their time, treasure, and talent in order to help other less experienced writers grow in their writing craft and ultimately attain publication success. Please consider JOINING HRW.

Board of Directors:
Lauran Strait--President
Nancy Blumenberg--Vice-President
George Okaty--Treasurer
Susan Okaty--Secretary
Linda Carol Cobb--AT LARGE
Leigh Anne Lagoe--AT LARGE
Karrie Loomis McDaniels--AT LARGE
Valerie Wilkinson--AT LARGE

Advisory Board:
Dr. Rita Budrionis
Rick Eley
John Ickes
Skip Keith
Michael Khandelwal
Allie Marie
Dr. Anne Meek
Sherrie Pilkington
Evelyn Wagoner

Want to get involved? Please contact us.

HRW's mailing address is:
Hampton Roads Writers
P.O. Box 56228
Virginia Beach, VA 23456


HRW members receive discounts on all of our Traveling Pen Writers' Workshops and at our annual writers' conference in September. Moreover, all HRW members receive a personal member page, on which they may display their writer's bio and publication credits.

Become a Member, Patron, or Corporate Sponsor

Since 2008, Hampton Roads Writers has created exciting programs and partnerships throughout the Hampton Roads area. Through our annual Literary Conference, periodic writing events, open mics, workshops, classes, our Web site, e-newsletter, and partnerships with area literacy and writing programs and with other cultural arts organizations, HRW is helping to increase Hampton Roads' visiblity within Virginia and nationally as a region with a vibrant literary arts community.

We seek to continue to develop and enrich literary events and literacy education in Hampton Roads, partnering with local universities, businesses, and cultural institutions. With a contributing advisory board and board of seven permanent directors, each committed to HRW's mission, we plan and execute our events carefully and with an eye toward civic responsibility, longevity, and growth.

Your yearly tax-deductible contribution will help HRW's mission to promote the craft of writing and the love of literature in our communities and beyond and to support Hampton Roads' growing standing as one of the nation's most attractive and culturally progressive communities in which to live and work.

If you would like more information or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss supporting Hampton Roads Writers, please contact Skip, at 757-639-6146 or HRWriters@cox.net.

We greatly appreciate your YEARLY, tax-deductible support of $35.00 or more. ($40 or more if you donate via PayPal). 100% of all donations go directly toward the implementation of programs and events that help writers at all levels improve their craft and/or achieve publication success. HRW does not pay members of either board and looks for ways to stretch every penny donated.

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