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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.

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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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A Little Preview of Our Silent Auction

On Saturday June 4th, the James River Writers will hosts its annual literary fundraiser. Like many a gala, there will be a silent auction, but unlike other galas, this one is put together by some extremely creative and wonderful writers–and features some one-of-a-kind items to bid on, many with a literary flavor. Take a look below and plan on coming to place your bid!! Visit us here to order your tickets today.

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For the annual literary fundraiser,

June on the James

Saturday, June 4, 2011

It’s Your Art

Take a private lunch-time tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts led by Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, John Ravenal. Bring a group of up to eight people to gain insights into the VMFA’s noteworthy collection.

Relax After Writing

Celebrate your writing success, whether it’s publication or finishing a draft, during a relaxing night’s stay at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond’s premier hotel since 1895. Complete your stay with Sunday champagne brunch for two.

Know Your City

Learn about Richmond’s history as you enjoy a one and one-half hour cruise along the James River and Kanawha Canal with up to twenty-four of your closest friends and the guide voted Most Popular Boat Captain in 2010.

Limelight to Green Rooms

Tour Richmond CenterStage with nine friends. End your visit with drinks or lunch with the former CenterStage chief financial officer, David B. Robinson, CPA.

A Not So Ugly Duckling

Win an original illustration by Troy Howell, award-winning artist and illustrator. “This accomplished artist’s light-dappled paintings have a dreamy air, as if a long summer afternoon had somehow been captured between the covers of a book.”

Publishers Weekly review of The Ugly Duckling

Treasures of Virginia History

View an early copy of the Declaration of Independence and original material related to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and more during your private, behind-the-scenes tour with Tom Camden, Director of Special Collections at the Library of Virginia.

Brush Up on the Bard

Attend a Richmond Shakespeare performance as the personal guest of the Artistic Director and Treasurer, followed by drinks at Penny Lane Pub with Grant Mudge, Artistic Director for Richmond Shakespeare, and host David B. Robinson, CPA, chair of James River Writers Advisory Board.

Music. Made for You.

Enjoy a Richmond Symphony performance and conversation with David J. L. Fisk, Executive Director of Richmond Symphony, and other Symphony supporters and board members.

Take Home the Final Four

Remember VCU’s climb to the Final Four by taking home an autographed VCU Final Four basketball, keepsake book, and T-shirt.

Worth a Thousand Words

Make your photograph book-cover-worthy with a two-hour photography sitting with Jeff Saxman, a commercial/advertising and fine art photographer whose clients include VCU, The Martin Agency, and Richmond Magazine.

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