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Bradley Harper - Tales from Scotland

July 6, 2022, Wednesday,  7:00 p.m

This is a zoom social specifically to learn about Bradley Harper's experiences in obtaining his MA in Creative Writing at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
If you've ever wanted to study abroad, here is a chance to ask questions of an author who is in the midst of this educational journey.
The session will be an informal interview and all guests are welcome to ask questions.

Bradley will be the keynote speaker at the Virginia Writers Conferences on August 6th.
Read more about Bradley and his books, A Knife in the Fog, Queens Gambit, and his other literary contributions on his website. https://bharperauthor.com/

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Jeff Schnader on Neal Steele Show
July 11, 2022

Jeff Schnader interview with Neal Steele on 99.1 FM on  The Serpent Papers.

July 31 is the deadline for the 2022 Local Author Showcase Event Applications are Open! https://www.library.nnva.gov/330/Local-Authors-Showcase

2022 Local Author Showcase Event Applications are Open!
Newport News Public Library will host 3 days of discussions followed by a Showcase for Local Authors in Hampton Roads starting November 2 - 5. Interested published and/or self-published authors are encouraged to apply here.
To Participate:
• Local Authors must live in the Hampton Roads Area.
• Authors must complete an online application here or a paper application may be picked up from Virgil I. Grissom, Main Street, or Pearl Bailey Library between July 1 - July 31, 2022.
• Authors must drop off one copy of their work at a Newport News Public Library branch of choice.
• Selected authors will have the opportunity to have panel discussions, book signings, and sell copies of their book.
• All selected authors will be notified by Aug 29, 2022
(See application for additional information)
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Virginia Writers Club Symposium 

August 6

Two of our members have been chosen to speak at the Virginia Writers Club symposium. Bradley Harper is the keynote speaker and he's giving a workshop. Patti Gaustad Procopi is presenting a workshop on writing memoirs-fact or fiction.

You can find more information on the VWC website.
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Golden Nib Contest
Enter Now!

The chapter-level of the Virginia Writers Golden Nib Contest is open and closes on July 15.

All Virginia CBW Members may submit one piece in each category. The first place winning submissions will be entered in the state-wide contest. All chapter first-place entries will be published in the Golden Nib Journal. Second and Third place club winners may request the publication in the  VWC Spring Journal on their cover sheet. Send your fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries now!  Review the Golden Nib Guidelines document below for contest details and download the official cover sheet from the link below which must accompany your contest entries.

First place CBW winners also receive a $25 check at the All Stars Gala!

More information can be found on this page. 

Or you can go to the VWC website.

Send your contest entries with cover sheet (form below) to CBWreply@gmail.com.

Sign up now for your chance to be on the CBW Second Monday Radio Show in 2022 on Xtra 99.1 FM

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Neal Steel interviews authors with new books every second Monday of the month.  This is a wonderful, FREE, way to promote your new book.
Check out some authors that have gone before you.  For more details contact Patti Procopi

NEW!  See Resources Page for List of Book Reviews from
Chesapeake Style's Books in Style

Chesapeake Style Magazine offers Books in Style reviews for authors of recently published books. Members of CBW or its critique groups are encouraged to ask someone request guidelines and write an original 500-word review and send it with a high-resolution image of the book's front cover. Reviews are not limited to members, but CBW folks should take advantage of this special opportunity to share news of your work in issues with a distribution of 10,000 copies in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Williamsburg.

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VWC Membership is independent of CBW Chapter Membership and requires a separate application and dues payment. If you wish to join the Virginia Writers Club (VWC), click here.