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 of the area by providing them with the opportunity 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If you are a writer (published or unpublished) affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, consider officially joining.
Sorry to say, the March 14th, 2020 event has been canceled, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. There are plans to reschedule it. We’ll let you know as soon as we receive that information. Keep writing, and stay healthy!
Dear WbtR Members and Friends:
We know it is difficult that many events are being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please be patient with us as we are exercising an abundance of caution. Much is unknown about the coronavirus, but there IS much information about preventing the exponential spread by avoiding meeting in groups. Jurisdictions, colleges, universities and entire school systems are closing. Therefore, until more is known, WbtR meetings and events are suspended.
****Please check other area events before attending!****
These are not easy decisions to make. As your Board of Directors, we are taking this action as a matter of responsibility for our members.
Thanks for understanding, and stay safe!
Katherine Gotthardt, President
Jan Rayl, Vice President (and a nurse)
Becks Sousa, Secretary
Cathy Ryan, Treasurer
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 at Jirani Coffee House every fourth Friday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Please revise work to a PG-13 rating prior to reading!