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If you are a writer (published or unpublished) affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, consider officially joining.
Join WbtR at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 when we'll meet online for an hour of writing. We'll pen poetry and prose based on a variety of prompts and share our work. Come get inspired!
This event is free and open to the public. Get the meeting link by joining our mailing list to receive our regular emails, reminders and meeting details. Click here.
Did you miss our June meeting on writing bios? Click here to grab the notes.
SUMMER READING 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.
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!