March 11
Monthly Writers' Enrichment -
Susan McCorkindale
On Marketing


Join us Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10 a.m. online when author and editor Susan McCorkindale will give us the ins and outs of press releases and media and touch on marketing.

Susan is editor of Haymarket-Gainesville Lifestyle Magazine which is owned by Inside NoVa and Rappahannock Media. She is a former cancer caregiver, forever Autism mom, and proud Jersey girl.

Susan is also the author of four books, including two Amazon bestselling memoirs, and a popular keynote speaker who specializes in resilience, grief, and the role of humor in helping people bounce back and stay back. You can find her celebrated TED talk, Make Peace with Your Grief and Watch Where It Leads You, on

All are welcome! 


Topic: WbtR Writers' Enrichment, Featuring Susan McCorkindale
Time: Mar 11, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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New Books

Congratulations to WbtR member Albert J. Williams who has released his extraordinary memoir. A PWC resident, Albert was an actor on some of the most notable soap operas, TV series, and movies of all time. He was a Civil Rights activist during some of the most tumultuous times and an Army serviceman. Thank you to member Victor Rook for helping Albert publish his important story.


Steam Ahead!
A Write by the Rails Anthology 

It's full steam ahead into a bright future!  Write by the Rails' Member Anthology is now available!

This collection of stories, poems, and photos have been inspired by the glimmer of light on the horizon, the promise of dawn, and the heart-warming feeling of coming together with others to celebrate a new year. We are honored to have so many of our members generously donate their prose and poetry to share with our community! Hop aboard, settle in, and join us!

Get your copies now and enjoy a great read. Your purchase helps WbtR host great guest speakers, secure venues and pay for publishing, event tables, our website, memberships and more!



Read all about it in Prince William Living magazine!


Final Dues Reminder

If you have not yet paid your dues, hurry! If we do not receive your dues by February 28, we will regrettably need to cancel your membership benefits. It's only $20 and your dues helps us book guest speakers, pay for our website, fund our anthology, secure venues and more! Click here to pay dues by PayPal or check.



Northern Virginia Writing Project Invites You.... March into writing!

Every Wednesday in the month of March, 2023, the Northern Virginia Writing Project will host a special VIRTUAL writing event, each with a different theme. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome and you do not need to already be affiliated with the Northern Virginia Writing Project (or be in Virginia) to participate. Register here for this no-cost series.

Virginia Writers Club Anthology Submissions Open

Are you a member of our parent organization, The Virginia Writers Club?

If so, consider submitting to their anthology! It's a great way to get published and expand your reach and reputation as a writer.

Deadline is March 31, 2023.
Details are here.


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Founded in August 2011, WbtR serves writers affiliated with Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. We welcome all writers 18+ who feel a connection to our region and contribute their talents, no matter where they live!

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  • membership to a developed local group with a statewide affiliation
  • reduced-cost and no-cost events
  • no-cost and reduced cost educational workshops, panels, presentations, etc.
  • access to networks of literary professionals and enthusiasts
  • members-only online discussions
  • ability to submit to club contests
  • ability to submit to club anthologies
  • ability to sell books at select events
  • ability to propose and lead projects that fall within the group's purview
  • ability to share your writing news
....and more!

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Vice President - JoAnn Lord Koff
Co-Secretaries - Becks Sosa & Kimberly Ray
Treasurer - Alan Meyrowitz
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