Write by the Rails
Raising the Profile
of the Local Literary Community
Write by the Rails (WbtR) is the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We aim to raise the profile of the local literary community and explore ways we can nurture, cultivate and help that community grow.
We strive to be an integral part of the larger arts community and to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the area by providing opportunities to participate in events and activities that promote writing, literacy and self-expression.
If you are a writer (published or unpublished) affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, consider officially joining.
Our next Writers' Enrichment will be August 6-8 when we join the Virginia Writers Club Symposium! Write by the Rails members will offer a panel on writing and marketing children's books. Keynotes and other presenters will provide tips on navigating your writing life.
Did you miss our July meeting? Artist and writer Kerry Molina of Yellow Brick Road Studio offered great prompts and writing inspiration! Check them out and get inspired! Stay up to date on all our events, publications and more.
SUMMER CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE
We're collecting new books by our authors to distribute to needy area children. The goal is to distribute 100+ books. Can you help? Simply order from this list of authors who are also donating! At checkout, select the WbtR donation address.
Deadline: September 1, 2021
Spilled Ink is an open mic night that celebrates the written word. Join local authors, poets, and scribblers as they read their work. All are welcome to listen or read. The event is held every second and fourth Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Please revise work to a PG-13 rating prior to reading!
Write by the Rails Publications
Writing in a time of turmoil takes enormous energy – more so than the usual reservoir of vigor it requires to produce a work of art. Yet, these members of Write by the Rails (WbtR) have done just that, even in the midst of the unrest and uncertainty that characterized 2020 and 2021. Welcome to Confetti, an anthology of diverse written word!