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2021 James River Writers (ONLINE!) Conference Registration


Thank you for registering for the 19th annual James River Writers Conference, Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, 2021, with pre-conference Master Classes offered on Friday, October 8, 2021. This year's conference will be hosted online! If you'd like, you can use this Registration Roadmap to help you navigate the elements of this registration with ease.

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Join JRW now and get the lowest available rate on your registration!

As a JRW Member, you will receive $60 off the non-member conference registration price, plus discounts on Master Classes, the monthly Writing Show, Encore! On-Demand Classes, and other JRW events throughout the year. In addition, you'll be helping to build a strong community of writers in Central Virginia and beyond. We hope you'll join us ($45 per year), and then go ahead and register using member rates. For more information about the various types of memberships available, 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, on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9 and 10, 2021. One-day rates are offered for either Saturday or Sunday. Premium add-ons, including Friday Master Classes and Saturday/Sunday ShopTalk passes, are available for additional cost. If you're having difficulty with the many options available, you can use our Registration Roadmap to plan your registration process. 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 2021. You will be asked to submit evidence of your student status during the registration procedure.

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 Ticket Selection." If you do not see one of these sections, please check that you have entered the code correctly. If you have questions, contact Brynn (
Discounted Ticket Selection

Please select the discounted pricing that applies to you below. 

Please submit a copy of current-year transcript, your student ID, or a letter from your school's office verifying that you are (will be) a full-time student at the time of the conference in October 2019.
One-on-one meeting with a literary agent (Optional FREE Add-On)

If you have questions about whether the literary agent or writing coach is an appropriate match for your writing, please review their bios on the One-on-Ones page. Each attendee may only have one meeting with an agent. This option is FREE with the purchase of a regular conference ticket. All of Erica Bauman's and Heather Carr's available appointments have been booked.

Pre-conference Master Classes (Premium Add-On)

Master Classes are offered on Friday, Oct 8, 2021. You can register for up to three Master Classes. Master Classes are offered at an additional cost and are not included in the base cost of your conference registration (unless you are an All-Inclusive JRW member). For details, see Master Class Descriptions

ShopTalk Premium Add-On

Purchase a ShopTalk Pass to gain unlimited access to experts throughout the regular conference schedule, and get your burning questions answered. If you purchased an All-Inclusive Membership for $550, ShopTalk is included. More about ShopTalk HERE.

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. You can sponsor a breakout session as either yourself, your book, or your literary business. For a $200 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.  

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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.