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2022 Conference Registration

You can use this form to register for one or two days of the in-person 20th annual James River Writers Conference taking place in Richmond, Virginia, October 8 & 9, 2022, and/or to register for online pre-conference Master Classes, Friday, October 7, 2022. If you find this extensive form a bit overwhelming, you can download our roadmap for a simple walk-through. 

Proof of Covid Vaccination is required for in-person conference registration, and you will be asked to upload a scan or picture of your vaccination card. You might want to have that handy before you start.

Thank you for joining us! We can't wait!


Contact Information

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Full name (First and Last) *exactly* as it should appear on your name tag. Please do not use all caps. If your autofill puts something weird here, we might not catch it.
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Please list your primary phone number in case we need to contact you about the conference


Please tell us the name of your emergency contact

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

As a JRW Member, you will receive $70 off the non-member conference registration price, plus $25 off each conference Master Class as well as other discounts 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, visit,

Unsure your JRW membership is active?

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

As a JRW Member, you will receive $70 off the non-member conference registration price, plus $25 off each conference Master Class and other discounts throughout the year. So it's definitely worth it to double-check!

Pre-conference Master Classes - ONLINE ONLY

Master Classes are offered online on Friday, Oct 7, 2022, in three time-slots. They are priced individually and are not included in your conference registration (unless you are an All-inclusive member).

You may purchase online Master Classes even if you are not able to attend the in-person conference on October 8 and 9 in Richmond, Virginia.

Master Classes will be held via the Zoom platform and will offer participants an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the class instructors. Once registration closes, we will send Master Class registrants the Zoom link(s) to join the Master Classes you have signed up and paid for.

Bonus! Your Master Class registration will include access to the recording and chat capture following the close of your class.

*If you are only interested in registering for our online Master Classes (and not the in-person conference), once you fill out this section, you may skip to the JRW Code of Conduct check box at the bottom of this form.

For details, see Master Class Descriptions

Registration - In-person Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • The two-day rates include all conference events, including boxed lunches and light breakfast foods, on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct 8 and 9, 2022.
  • One-day rates include a boxed lunch and light breakfast food for one day.
  • The 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 2022. Proof of enrollment is requested, below.
  • Consultations for first pages, synopses, query letters, and website reviews are an additional fee.

If you have a discount code, enter it here. This field is case-sensitive, so please enter the code exactly as it was given to you. After you enter the code, a new section of the form will open with the discounted rates. If you have questions, please contact Brynn (
Volunteer Tickets

Thank you so much for volunteering for the 2022 Conference. We couldn't do it without you!

Volunteer hours have a Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 designation, as defined below:

  • Tier 1 - 20 hours or more, $150 off
  • Tier 2 - at least 10 hours, $100 off
  • Tier 3 - between 5-10 hours, $50 off

Select the applicable rate based on the tier level that corresponds 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 attach a photo or scan of your proof of vaccination.

Please attach a photo or scan of your proof of vaccination.

Please submit a copy of your current-year transcript, your student ID, or a letter from your school's office verifying that you will be a full-time student at the time of the conference in October 2022.
New in 2022! Professional Consultations

We are offering 15-minute personal, one-on-one consultations with experts on your query letter, first page, synopsis, and/or your website. You may choose up to four consultations for an additional $25 each. You must be attending at least one day of the conference to book a consultation. For more information, see our Consultation Page.

Conference sponsorship and support

Whether or not you can attend the conference, we invite you to become a conference sponsor or supporter. Your generosity helps us with honorariums, travel, and a host of other expenses involved in bringing literary superstars to the stage.

For more information about these sponsorship opportunities, visit our sponsorship page.

Dietary and accessibility needs

On both days of the conference, we will be serving boxed lunches that include options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Please let us know, below, if you would like us to reserve one of these options for you.

If you have accessibility needs, please let us know at least one month prior to the conference so that we can be sure to provide you with the best service. Thank you!

Select all that apply.

Please tell us any accessibility needs for which you might need accommodation.
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.