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If you are a writer (published or unpublished) affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, consider officially joining.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, May 8, 2021 on Zoom when we feature author and teacher Scott Howard who will offer his top tips for writing fiction with a focus on revision. We'll learn from him, get some writing in, revise and have time for Q&A. 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 Zoom details. Click here.
Did you miss our April meeting, "Developing Your Writer's Voice"? Catch the presentation by poet, author and teacher Kathy Smaltz and get inspired!
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!