Get Unstuck May 14

What causes writers' block and how can you move past it? Come for a lively discussion and helpful writing exercises to spur creativity in any genre.

Topic: WbtR Monthly Writers' Enrichment
Time: May 14, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Upcoming Events

Get those calendars out! We've got more Writers' Enrichment events you won't want to miss.

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. online
Learn your publishing options from internally acclaimed writer Natalina Reis! Natalina will discuss the differences between traditional, small-press and self/indie publishing. Zoom links to be shared closer to the event date.

Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. online
Boost your writing and speaking career! Hear from WbtR Board Member-At-Large Brian Donnell James about writing and speaking on demand. Get tips on writing creatively to address assigned or hot topics and expand your circle of influence as a guest reader or speaker.

Saturday, August 6
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Join us as we take a field trip to the Virginia Writers Club annual symposium, Navigating Your Writing Life! We'll be carpooling, so if you want in, shoot us an email or connect with us in our Facebook group. Note, this special event will take the place of our usual monthly Writer's Enrichment event.

Survey Time!

This survey will take under 5 minutes, and it will greatly help us plan programs that support YOU, our valued WRITERS! Head on over to the Google form here:

2022 Golden Nib Contest
CONTEST! It's that time again! If you are a member of Virginia Writers Club AND WbtR, you can enter the Golden Nib Contest. Deadline to submit your fiction, nonfiction or poetry to WbtR is August 1.
Send entries to Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting so you don't disqualify yourself. Reach out with questions. Happy writing!

Books by Members

Congratulations to WbtR member T.H. Henning who will be releasing a new poetry collection in May, 2022. Previous books include A Swan Song for Chaotic Times and Memoirs of a Defense Contractor.


T.H. Henning is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He earned a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He has completed a Certificate of Attendance at Cambridge University, England and two years of a doctorate program at American University in Washington DC. Additionally he has attended seminars at The Aspen Institute and The Wharton Institute. During the Cold War as an IBM executive he travelled to Moscow and delivered a technical speech in Russian language to a Soviet audience. He authored six books; "Memoirs of a Defense Contractor", "The Scotland Spy", "Web Based Corporate Institutes", and "Legend of the Chinese Spy", "Anaria; A Collection of Poems", and "Ballad for Those Lost at Sea". One of his poems was published in "Upon Arrival; Hour Glass" and another in "Best Poets of 2020". He and his wife Cheryl raised four children, all college graduates. Tom and Cheryl live in Haymarket, Virginia where he volunteers his time with The American Legion to support the Wounded Warrior Retreat at Bull Run.

Are you a paid member? Do you have a book coming out? Let us know so we can promote it. Take advantage of your WbtR membership and all it offers.

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We want your input and appreciate your participation! If you are a current member and have news you would like us to share through our Facebook group and/or public social media profiles, please let us know! We're happy to spread the word. We are here on Facebook and here on Twitter.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!
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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Want to get the full benefits of membership? Sign up to become a member! Or if you're already a member, simply pay your annual dues. Why do it? WbtR members enjoy:
  • 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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President - Katherine Gotthardt
Vice President - JoAnn Lord Koff
Secretary - Becks Sosa
Treasurer - Alan Meyrowitz
Members-At-Large - John Dutton, Brian Donnell James, Nancy Wyatt
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