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2018 Conference Registration

Thank you for registering for the 16th annual James River Writers Conference, October 13 and 14, 2018. 

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Is this the first time you've attended the JRW Conference?
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Join JRW now and get the lowest available rate on your registration!

As a JRW Member, you will receive $50 off the non-member conference registration price, plus discounts on Master Classes, the monthly Writing Show, and other JRW events throughout the year. In addition, you'll be helping to build a strong community of writers in Central Virginia. We hope you'll join us ($40 per year), and then go ahead and register using member rates. For more information about the various types of memberships, visit,

Unsure your JRW membership is active?

If you're unsure about whether your JRW membership is active, BEFORE registering for the conference at member rates, please complete a Contact Us Form so we can verify your membership status. Thanks. 

The two-day rates include all conference events, including buffet lunches, on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct 13 and 14, 2018. One-day rates include buffet lunch on the day of registration. Note: Student rate only applies to students who are full-time high school students or enrolled in an accredited college or university as full-time students at the time of the conference in October, 2018. Early bird rates end July 31, 2018.

If you have a discount code, enter it here. This field is case-sensitive so, please, enter it exactly as it was given to you. After you enter the code, a new section of the form will open with the heading "Discounted Tickets" or "Volunteer/Board Member Benefits." If you do not see one of these sections, please check that you have entered code correctly. If you have questions, contact Annette (
Discounted Tickets

Select the ticket that applies to your role with the conference. If you have any questions about this, please contact Annette (

You are, of course, welcome to pay more than the amount listed by entering any amount in the open field at the end of the list. We appreciate your generosity!

Volunteer/Board member benefits

Thank you so much for voluntering for the 2018 JRW Conference and/or your work as a JRW Board Member. We couldn't do it without you!  This year, we have introduced a tier system for earning conference discounts. 

Each volunteer job description has a Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 designation, as defined below:

  • Tier 1 - major conference planning and coordinating responsibilities = free conference registration
  • Tier 2/JRW Board Members - significant responsibilities of 20 hours or more, which often involves managing other volunteers = conference registration at the meals rate of $55
  • Tier 3 - volunteer responsibilities of at least 10 hours (can be a combination of roles) = 50% off the early bird rate

If you are not certain of the benefits accrued by your volunteer activities, please contact Annette at

Select the applicable rate based on the tier level that cooresponds to your role. You are, of course, welcome to pay more than the amount listed by entering any amount in the open field at the end of the list. We appreciate your generosity!

Thank you again for your contributions to the conference!  


Please submit a copy of current-year transcript, your student ID, or a letter from your school's office verifying that you are a full-time student at the time of the conference in October 2018.
Pre-conference Master Classes

Master Classes are offered on Friday, Oct 12, 2018, in three time-slots. You can register for up to three Master Classes. Master Classes are not included in your conference registration and do not include lunch. For details, see Master Class Descriptions.

If the Master Class you wanted to register for is not listed, it is already full. 

One-on-one meeting with a literary agent

We're sorry but all one-on-one agent appointments are full.

When you arrive at the conference, you can go to the one-on-one desk in front of Room E11B and put your name and a phone number on a waiting list. If we receive an onsite cancellation, we will offer the appointment to the next person on the list via text message. You will have to confirm the appointment by replying to the text within fifteen minutes or we will have to offer the slot to someone else. 

Conference sponsorship and support

Whether or not you can attend the conference, we invite you to become a conference sponsor or supporter. For $500, you can sponsor a break-out session for the conference, which will include advertising on the JRW website and at the event. For a $250 donation, you can sponsor a student or teacher's attendance at the conference with a conference scholarship. For a $100 gift, you can become a Friend of Literature. 

Tote Bag Stuffing - Do you have a stash of bookmarks, postcards, or flyers trumpeting a literary achievement or a service related to writing or reading? Send us 400 of your items, and we'll put one in each conference tote bag. Check the box to pay a $100 stuffing fee, and a volunteer will contact you to make delivery arrangements. Please, no business cards. Items must be received by October 3.  

Dietary and accessibility needs

On both days of the conference, we will be serving a buffet lunch that includes options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free diets. If you have a dietary restriction that you do not think can be met in these selections, please make your own arrangements. 

If you have accessibility needs, please provide us with this information at least one month prior to the conference. Thank you.

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JRW's Code of Conduct

To be a James River Writers (“JRW”) member and/or attend any JRW event, you must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the JRW Code of Conduct. These terms and conditions apply to each participant. Any person, guest, student, media representative, speaker, or exhibitor who is present is considered a participant.

Please indicate your agreement by clicking the checkbox below. Thank you for making JRW a safe, enriching, inspiring community.