2016 Schedule of Events



  • DINNER MEETING -- THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 -- Show and Grow your Prose with Professional Critique dinner meeting, from 6 to 9 PM in the back meeting room at Gus and George's Spaghetti and Steak House, 4312 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Dr. Dennis Bounds and Lauran Strait will offer the professional critiques. If possible, please join us at 5:30 for Happy Hour and/or 6:00 for dinner. Friends and/or family welcome.


  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 -- 2.5-hour Traveling Pen Writers' Workshop entitled Letter Poems presented by Dr. Anne Meek at Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College campus, in the Blackwater Building, Room CW-134. Check-in at 9:15 AM, workshop begins at 9:30. $10 HRW members, $20 nonmembers. May join at the door to take advantage of the member rates. Please send your name, address, email, phone number, and payment (check or money order) to:
    Hampton Roads Writers
    P.O. Box 56228
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    HRWriters@cox.net


    Payment is possible at the door, but we'd appreciate an email from you ahead of time so we can assure a sufficient number of handouts for everyone. HRWriters@cox.net


  • WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION -- We write "letter poems" to convey our own personal messages to someone special or to anyone. They can be love letters, or good-byes, or reflections on our lives, or memories of those we've known. We'll see examples written by Nikki Giovanni, Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, and others, then try writing our own.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 -- 2.5-hour Traveling Pen Writers' Workshop entitled An Alliance of Authors: How to Build & Maintain a Thriving Writers Group presented by Evelyn Wagoner at Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College campus, in the Blackwater Building, Room CW-134. Check-in at 9:15 AM, workshop begins at 9:30. $10 HRW members, $20 nonmembers. May join at the door to take advantage of the member rates. Please send your name, address, email, phone number, and payment (check or money order) to:

  • Hampton Roads Writers
    P.O. Box 56228
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    HRWriters@cox.net


    Payment is possible at the door, but we'd appreciate an email from you ahead of time so we can assure a sufficient number of handouts for everyone. HRWriters@cox.net

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION -- Though writing is a solitary act, we all need a community of other writers to survive and flourish. Discover how to draw together like-minded souls, teaching them to grow their craft, build community, and achieve their goals. As group facilitator, you will find inspiration for your own writing, sharpen your skills, and contribute meaningfully to the writing community.


  • DINNER MEETING -- THURSDAY, March 31, 2016, from 6 to 9 PM in the back meeting room at Gus and George's Spaghetti and Steak House at 4312 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Lauran Strait and ?? will serve as the professional critiquers. Try to arrive by 5:30 if you'd like to participate in happy hour and network with fellow writers. Food orders need to be put in as close to 6 as possible so we can finish eating and start the readings about 7. Friends and/or family welcome.


  • SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 from 10 - 12:30 Show and Grow your Prose with Professional Critique at the Muse Writing Center, 2200 Colonial Ave #3, Norfolk, VA 23517. Lauran Strait and one other pro critiquer to critique the work.


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    As of 3-25-2013, our Mailing Address is:
    Hampton Roads Writers
    P.O. Box 56228
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456


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