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 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If you are a writer age 18+, published or unpublished and affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, consider officially joining.
December 11 at 10 a.m. is our Annual Meeting and we need YOU to attend! Find out what WbtR is planning for 2022, cast your vote for new board members, suggest ideas, network with other writers and get some free-writing in, too. This is a virtual meeting. Get the link by signing up for our newsletter. See you there!
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!