16th Annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference

November 7-9, 2024

Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach - Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center
5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

HRW Conference

Basic Conference Rate—Includes 2 plus-day admission (November 7 - 9), daily continental breakfast and lunch, (no outside food permitted), all-day beverages, no-fee writing contests, First 10-Line Critique Sessions, two 10-minute pitches, 90-minute social, and open mic.

  • Early Bird (until Aug 4, 2024)  Member = $299, Early Bird Nonmember = $339
  • Aug 5- Oct 25, 2024 Member = $349, Nonmember = $389
  • Oct 26 - Nov 8, 2023 = $429
  • 2-day FULL TIME Student = $225
  • 1-day FULL TIME Student = $175
  • 1-day (Friday) member = $210 (may attend Thursday evening session for free)
  • 1-day (Friday) nonmember = $250 (may attend Thursday evening session for free)
  • 1-day (Saturday) member = $210 (may attend Thursday evening session for free)
  • 1-day (Saturday) nonmember = $250 (may attend Thursday evening session for free)
  • Thursday evening only = $59
  • GOLDEN TICKET Member and Nonmember = $479

Golden Ticket includes everything in the basic conference rate plus a dedicated parking space, dedicated front-row seating, Nov 7 pre-conference dinner at 4:45 PM with conference presenters and HRW board members, one free drink at the social, guaranteed entry of work into one of the First 10-Lines Critique Sessions, and an opportunity to pitch to all agents. LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE. 

A few need-based full and partial scholarships for tuition are available; scholarships do NOT cover hotel lodging or transportation to and from the conference. Contact us to inquire and be prepared to show the financial need.

NOTE: Members must be logged in to receive discounts.  

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REFUND POLICY: Registration fully refundable until Aug 9; from Aug 10 to Oct 9 all refunds will result in a forfeiture of $75.00; from Oct 10 to Nov 1 all refunds will result in a forfeiture of $100.00; from Nov 2 on, no refunds will be issued; in the case of injury or illness, a credit for next year’s conference will be issued instead.

Registration to the conference gives HRW your implied permission to possibly include your name and/or picture in a future newsletter, on the HRW website, or on any of our social media sites.

NOTE: The statements, opinions, and conclusions of all presenters at the 15th Annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference are their own and not necessarily those of Hampton Roads Writers. (HRW). Materials or services promoted, sold, or distributed at the conference are not warranted by HRW, nor does their promotion, sale, or distribution necessarily imply any endorsement by HRW.    In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, HRW does not discriminate against persons with physical or mental disabilities and makes every effort to accommodate anyone who needs special assistance to partake of HRW sponsored activities.