Write by the Rails

The Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club (501(c)3 non-profit)

We aim to raise the profile of the local literary community and explore ways we can nurture writers no matter where they are in their writing and publishing journey.

We strive to be an integral part of the larger arts community and enhance 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If you are a writer age 18+, published or unpublished, and affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, join by completing an application here.

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Meet, Greet, Grow

Join Write by the Rails and enjoy monthly enrichment activities and a variety of events designed to help you develop as a writer. We meet regularly online and periodically at local venues that support the literary Community and the arts. As members of the Prince William county Arts Council and Chamber of Commerce, WbtR offers paid members opportunity to network and grow an audience. Stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter. 

Spilled Ink

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 in the evening. Please revise work to a PG-13 rating prior to reading!​ Visit the Spilled Ink website for details.

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