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Back on the Tracks: Fall Writers’ Workshop and Social Campaign Kickoff

2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Come get inspired and learn new skills along the way. The Write by the Rails Fall Writers’ Workshop and Social Campaign Kickoff will feature:

  • A panel of guest experts who will share what they know about marketing
  • Breakout groups on writing fiction, poetry and memoir (See below)
  • Live writing exercises for the #WbtR #BackOnTrackNow social campaign, with opportunity to be published in an upcoming anthology
  • Readings
  • Bring a book, get a book exchange
  • Networking with other writers and industry experts
  • Opportunity to sell and buy books

Register now!

All are welcome!

A $10 contribution by members ($15 for non-members) is requested to secure your seat and the location. Need to apply for or renew your membership? Just $20 covers through 2019.  Renew or become a member here.

Members, register before October 10 and get table space to sell your books!


Our Marketing Panel

Rebecca Barnes, Publisher, Prince William Living magazine, Brides & Weddings magazine

Uriah Kiser, Publisher, Potomac Local News

Stacy Shaw, Publisher, Bristow Beat

King Buari, CEO, Buarich Digital Marketing


Breakout Group Facilitators

Memoir Writing
Nancy Kyme, author of Memory Lake


Nancy is a memoir writer and winner of the “Next Generation Indie Book Award.” A long-time member of Write by the Rails and the Prince William Arts Council, Nancy is also the Director of The Clearbrook Foundation, Co-founder of the Clearbrook Center of the Arts and President of the Tackett’s Mill Foundation. Individually and through her non-profit affiliations, she has supported the Prince William County Poet Laureate initiative, the Prince William County Walk of Fame, and the Clearbrook Center of the Art’s initiative to spread public art throughout the region.


Novel Writing


P.M. Hernandez is author of: Whitewood Journals: Flesh and Stone (Book 1), Shadow and Spark (Book 2); The Earthborn Series: Earthborn (Book 1) and Verseborn (Book 2); and Carnivale Miatique, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction books. She lives in Virginia but travels the globe, finding inspiration in the colorful, mysterious, and sometimes spooky corners of it. A member of Write by the Rails, the Virginia Writers Club and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), her work includes the Whitewood Journals, the Earthborn Series, and Carnivale Mystique. She writes of a world where gargoyles take flight, aliens visit Earth, and magic is real.


Natalina Reis is author of Desert Jewel, Infinite Blue, Lavendar Fields, Snow Jewel, Blind Magic, We will Always Have the Closet, Her Real Man, Herts Prey, and Loved You Always.
Natalina Reis wrote her first romance book in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13.  Romance is first and foremost in everything she writes. Natalina has a degree in tourism and foreign languages, and she worked as a tour guide in her native Portugal before moving to the United States. She has lived on three continents and a few islands. Her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Northern Virginia, is a member of Write by the Rails, and has taught English as a Second Language for more years than she cares to admit. Natalina believes you cannot have too many books or too much coffee.


Poetry Writing


Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, is a founding member of Write by the Rails, currently serves as VP and has twice been nominated for Poet Laureate of Prince William County. Katherine considers herself a writer by nature and by trade, having begun writing for fun as soon as her mother helped teach her to read. She has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. While Katherine’s first love is poetry, she also holds an interest in writing articles, columns and short fiction. Besides being published in dozens of print and online journals, she has authored four books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water and Bury Me Under a Lilac. In her “other” life, Katherine is CEO of ATW- All Things Writing. She works with local publications such as Prince William Living magazine, Brides & Weddings magazine, Potomac Local News and Manassas Patch. Previously, she wrote for Bristow Beat, News & Messenger, PW Business and the Quantico Sentry.


Register now!

All are welcome! A $10 contribution by members ($15 for non-members) is requested to secure your seat and the location.


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Trinity Episcopal Church
9325 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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