Silent Auction–The Countdown Begins

Can you feel the excitement? We have just a few days until this year’s conference. Even more exciting–did you perhaps not sign up because you couldn’t attend BOTH days of the conference? Have no fear–we have now opened up one-day registration!!! So come on out and be inspired!

And maybe it’s the gambler in me, but I, for one, love Silent Auctions. And this year, at the conference, you can bid on some exciting Silent Auction prizes.

Silent Auction Preview

For the James River Writers Annual Conference



Seven categories of great items…


Your Web Presence

Connect with readers and the writing community after a 90-minute social media consultation with conference speaker and expert Rebecca Joines Schinsky. Or bid on a portrait package with local photographer Chris Anderson for a polished author photo. Perfect your blog or website after a consultation with web designer Jeremy D. Cherry.

Your Manuscript

If you want a little one-on-one professional advice on whipping your WIP into shape, check out three great options: Editorial Inspirations will provide an edit and critique of your first pages; award-winning author and conference speaker Belle Boggs will review your short story; Eric Elfman, professional writing coach, will review 30 pages of your manuscript.

Your Writing Tools

Update your home office and ease your writing life with a variety of office supplies, including Scrivener software, WriteWay Pro software, a wireless keyboard, flash drive, lap top sleeves, and a messenger bag to fit your laptop and books.

Your Writing Time

Back by popular demand! Relax and devote time to writing during a stay at The Porches, a beautiful 19th-century home overlooking the James River in rural Virginia.

Your Research

If you’ve ever considered writing about a winery, now is your chance to speak one-on-one with a winemaker and get all your questions answered. If science fiction is more your style, research through a one-year subscription to Scientific American and follow trends in a one-year subscription to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Your Enrichment

Continue learning during Roanoke Regional Writers Conference happening in January 2012, or during a writing course offered by The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Authors Ellen F. Brown and Stacy Hawkins Adams also offer their expertise to the auction.

You and Your Home

Improving your home or office can enhance your creativity during a one-hour organizing or feng shui consultation with Debbie Bowie of Rock Scissors Paper Institute. Check out framed prints that will bring literary inspiration to your workspace, or ornament yourself with jewelry from Rabbitfish Jewelry.



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