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For Our Writers

Central Rappahannock Regional Library has many resources for our local writers, from research materials to how-to guides to get-togethers with other writers in our area.

Writing Groups | Resources for Authors

Writing Groups

Riverside Writers 
Salem Church Branch, 2nd Saturdays, 1:00-4:00
A chapter of the Virginia Writers Club that encourages writers from the region to share their talent and knowledge of writing with one another.


Howell Branch, 1st Mondays, 7:00-8:30
Fredericksburg Branch, 2nd Thursdays, 7:00-8:30
Porter Branch, 3rd Saturdays, 2:00-4:00
Informal writing workshops for the novice, the pro, and everyone in between. Learn about different aspects of writing, share your drafts and scribbles, and receive feedback from a supportive writers' group. They will be focusing on the following topics every meeting for the spring:

  • May: Short Story Writing
  • June: Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • July: Romance
  • August: Historical Fiction

Local Author Visit: Frank Fuerst. author Alzheimer's Care with Dignity
Salem Church Branch, Saturday, June 2, 1:00-3:00
Howell Branch, Saturday, July 7, 1:00-3:00
Porter Branch, Saturday, August 18, 1:00-3:00

Inklings Writers Groups Critique Meeting, Hyperion Expresso, 301 William Street, Fred, VA, 22401
Saturday, June 23, 11:30-1:00

Joint meeting of the Fredericksburg, Howell, and Porter Inklings groups.

Learning More About Your Craft

The books on these lists can help get you started on your novel’s journey: