ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
Susan Schwartz RN, MSN, MSHA has been an avid writer for around 10 years doing everything from writing freelance articles to editing manuscripts and medical competencies. She loves to write horror stories that have a twist at the end. Her short stories have been featured in anthologies such as Nightmare & Echoes I, Echoes II, and Echoes III. Susan has multiple projects in the works: a non-fiction book due for release in 2017 about the many haunted places in Charlottesville, and two novels---a paranormal romance and medical thriller.
            Her alter ego is a former Operating Room Nurse, current Nurse Educator, who loves creating tales from the interesting and weird things she has seen in her career. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Virginia Writers Club where she is serving as Co-President of the Richmond Chapter. In her spare time, she loves to read, crochet, and travel (as well as traipse through old graveyards and cemeteries).

The Richmond Writers chapter serves members of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc. who live in the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan and anywhere else convenient to our Goochland meetings.


Services include:


MONTHLY MEETINGS - activities vary month-to-month with networking, writing exercises, guest speakers, critiques, and readings.


PEER MENTORING by members with experience and expertise in the craft and business of writing. VWC members in the Richmond area should use the CONTACT FORM to express their writing-related need and be matched with a fellow member, also in the Richmond area, who has volunteered to share their knowledge. 


SPEAKERS' BUREAU - VWC members living in the Richmond area who are participants in the VWC Speakers Bureau. (List under construction.)


LUNCHEON MEETINGS* - seasonal events featuring a guest speaker on the topic of writing and/or publishing. Registration and fee required in advance. (*Boxed lunch or lunch at nearby restaurant)


RICHMOND WRITERS' GOLDEN NIB WRITING CONTEST - stage one of a two-tiered writing contest conducted by the Virginia Writers Club, Inc., whereby first-place winners at the chapter level move on to the statewide competition. The chapter-level contest deadline is in July with winners announced in August. Then first place winning entries are forwarded by the chapter contest coordinator to the state competition which opens in September with statewide winners announced prior to the November VWC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet.  See Contest page for guidelines.


A Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc. serving VWC members in the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland and Powhatan