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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are all day unless specifically noted.

Updated May 13, 2015

Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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June 13, 2015


Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Kieran Kramer

holt HOLT Medallion
and Fool for Love
winners will be announced

Come celebrate the start of summer with the smart and inspiring guest speaker, Kieran Kramer! Join Virginia Romance Writers as we congratulate the winners of the Fool For Love and Holt contests, honor the newest recipient of the Emma Merritt Scholarship, and celebrate the successes of our newest PRO Members.

KieranKramer, a USA Today bestselling author and double Rita finalist, writes sassy, sexy Southern contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press. A former journalist and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up--in the Lowcountry of South Carolina--with her family. Find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and at

Lunch will be catered by Panera. Please RSVP to by June 1st to ensure we have enough food for everyone. Also please specify any dietary restrictions.


Future Meetings


September 12th
AM: State of the Chapter Our own president, Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins the chapter’s year in review, what to expect over the next few months, and ideas for 2016.
PM: Professor Jane Friedman of UVA — Write a Query That Gets Manuscript Requests
Location TBA

October 10th
AM: Romance Novel Marketing 101 with Valerie Bowman
PM: Mini Break-Out Sessions — Query, Synopsis, and Marketing practice sessions
Location TBA

November 14th
All Day workshop with Mary Buckham
Featherstone Professional Center
1807 Huguenot Road, Suite 108
Midlothian, VA 23113

December 12th
Holiday Party with guest speaker Cathy Maxwell
Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

January 9th, 2016
All Day workshop with Laura Stone, Senior Editor with Entangled Publishing
AM: Q & A session about Entangled with Laura Stone
PM: Laura Stone will take 10 individual 10-minute pitches. Advanced registration is required. Contact VP, Programs to secure a time and spot.
Location: TBA