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June 2019

Historical Novel Society 2019 Conference (Oxon Hill, MD)

June 20 - June 22

The 8th North American HNS Conference aims to showcase diversity both within the historical fiction genre and among its authors and fans.

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Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ 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! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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July 2019

42nd Annual Highland Summer Conference

July 8 - July 12
Radford University Selu Conservancy

The 42nd annual HSC will be held at Radford University’s beautiful Selu Conservancy the entire week of July 8 - 12. Multi-genre Affrilachian author Crystal Wilkinson will serve as guest writer/facilitator. Interested individuals can enroll in the conference to obtain traditional three-hour course credit at the graduate or undergraduate level, or register through the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at a reduced rate for continuing education credits or to simply participate. For more information, please contact Theresa Burriss. The…

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Sexy and Sassy Signing (Charlotte, NC)

July 11 - July 14
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Ladies and gentlemen….start your engines! #SaSS19 is taking off to Charlotte, NC where we will be at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel /Le Meridian joint property in uptown Charlotte for our 5th Annual Sexy and Sassy Signing. You don’t have to be a race fan to enjoy the area, there is so much to do it is the perfect summer vacation location for the whole family! We have 85 authors anticipated (subject to change) and some events are limited and may…

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WbtR Monthly Writer’s Enrichment: Publish, Don’t Perish

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
McCoart Building, Prince William Parkway
Prince William, VA
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Join us at the McCoart Building, Powell Creek Rooms A and B, at County Complex for a guest presentation on Publish, Don't Perish. We'll talk about the push and pull of publishing, the struggle between wanting to write for ourselves and wanting to please an editor, publisher and audience. Bring a short piece you want critiqued.

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RWA 2019

July 24 - July 27
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway
ny, ny 10036
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Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, July 24–27, 2019. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: education and information, networking with fellow writers, interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

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Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ 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! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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August 2019

VWC Symposium 2019: Navigating Your Writing Life

August 3

This event is still in the planning stages when I added it to the calendar. It will probably be held in either Charlottesville or Richmond VA.

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Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 West Finney Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434
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2019 will mark the 6th Annual Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival. This ​day-long festival will feature multiple bestselling authors, book signings, fan meet & greets, moderated author panels and ​multiple workshops. There's something for everyone!

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So You Wrote Your Book, Now What? Publishing World Options

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
lexandria Library, Burke Branch, 4701 Seminary Rd
Burke, VA
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The publishing industry has changed drastically in the past decade, and it continues to evolve. This workshop discusses an author’s options, from Traditional to Small Press to Indie Publishing. Highlights will include: Pros and cons of each option. What you can expect in your quest to obtain a Traditional contract vs. Small Press. Research, time investment, handling rejection. Short overview of getting an agent – How & where to search. What they are looking for. Going Indie – What you…

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Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ 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! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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19th Library of Congress National Book Festival

August 31
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC
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Mark your calendars for the 19th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

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September 2019

James River Writers Annual Conference

September 11 - September 13

James River Writers is holding their annual conference in Richmond in September 2019.

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Publishing Summit 2019

September 21
Leesburg Junction, 215 Depot Court, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175 United States
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Join us in beautiful, downtown Leesburg for the Publishing Summit 2019, a one-day event for writers that wish to finally get their stories out of their head onto paper, OR unpublished, aspiring authors that want to understand the ins and outs of putting their book online, into the marketplace in order to sell it to the consuming public. Each year, our group hosts a stellar Writer's Conference to assist aspiring writers in realizing the dream of publication. Do you have…

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October 2019

Art on the Avenue

October 5
2301 Mt Vernon Ave, 2301 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine! Every year, over 50,000 visitors stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Hume Avenues – people are greeted by over 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric…

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