The Writers Guild of Virginia

The Writers Guild of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group.  Like the guilds of old, our mission is to nurture writers of all abilities, in all stages of their writing journey. Our purpose-to help writers become authors, market their work, and be recognized for their talents. We’re proud of all we do for the community through our classes, and the annual Authors Expo in Lancaster County, Virginia.  

Founded by authors David Cariens, Gwen Keane, Ann Eichenmuller, Elizabeth Stokes, and Jeanne Johansen in 2015, The Writers Guild’s first project was The Journal, an anthology of work by writers and poets. The Journal was dedicated to Elizabeth and her poem appears on the cover.

Member dues are used to pay professional writers for their workshop services, to maintain the website, to publicize our writers’ achievements,  and to cover the cost of office supplies and liability insurance. We are a guild of writers who believe in giving back to the writing community. Our professional members give their time, know-how, and talent to mentor other less experienced writers to help them evolve in their writing journey and ultimately attain publication success.