3rd-12th graders showcase their work in the first-ever Writing Camp Literary Journal, now available at WriterHouse. In July of 2013, about fifty campers and their instructors wrote, had visits from book authors, went on field trips to observe and absorb, and even made ice cream. The closing day of each session featured a group reading. Now you can experience a little of the camp spirit in the writing the young campers submitted for their own literary journal. The front and back cover were also designed by students, as were illustrations inside.
Each camper receives a free copy as part of the camp fee. Additional copies may be purchased for $7.99 at WriterHouse or on the CreateSpace site: WriterHouse Camp Literary Journal.
(photo from the Cville Wrimos Flickr Album)
Sophia Volpi, Louise Ball, and Hampton Roads Writers recognized for inspiring a love of writing and writing education in Virginia
Richmond, VA – James River Writers is pleased to present the 2013 winners of the Emyl Jenkins Award to Hampton Roads Writers and the team of Sophia Volpi and Louise Ball.
The awards honor the memory of the late Emyl Jenkins, passionate writing advocate and much-missed JRW member, by acknowledging those in Virginia who best represent her love of connecting and encouraging all writers.
The winners will receive their awards at James River Writer's annual spring soirée, June on the James, on Thursday, June 6. Tickets to the event may be purchased through James River Writers.
WriterHouse member Carolyn O'Neal, took second place in the 2013 Hook Short Story Contest judged by John Grisham. By our count, that makes the eighth WriterHouse member or former member to win a prize in this annual contest, and we couldn't be prouder.
Carolyn found the inspiration for her story, "Saving Grace," last summer while reading an Esquire magazine article about the tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Congratulations, Carolyn!
If you're not a member of WriterHouse's fabulous community of writers, here's what you might be missing:
- Discounts on writing classes and workshops
- Advance notification of new writing classes
- Eligibility to apply for workspace and conference room rental
- Admission to public areas of house during open hours
- Admission to members-only events
- Link to your writing site from our website
- Your own blog hosted on the WriterHouse server
Members-only events include our Anniversary Members Party and an upcoming panel of literary journal editors. You can join the fun by joining WriterHouse today.