Time to Renew Your Dues for 2017!

Thank you to those who have renewed! We plan the coming year's events based on the income we receive from dues renewals by December 31. Late payments can mean fewer programs, so please renew between now and December 31. The renewal form for 2017 is shown below.

We're asking members to complete the form so we have a database of members' writing interests to help us in choosing programs to meet your needs and interests. You can renew without using PayPal by sending a check to Chesapeake Bay Writers, P. O. Box 324, North VA 23128 for $25 for Virginia residents or $15 for out of state members.

When you click submit on the form, you will be given the option of paying by PayPal using a PayPal account, an electronic check or a credit card. You can use this feature without having a PayPal account. Even if you want to pay with a physical check, please fill out the form and click submit so our records are up to date. (Your email confirmation will include a note saying: If you didn't use the Paypal option, please mail your dues check payable to Chesapeake Bay Writers, P. O. Box 324, North, VA 23128.)

If you have any questions, you may write to cbwmembership@gmail.com or CBWreply@gmail.com. Phone: 804-725-6163.

There's been a longtime belief that dues can be paid by March 1. That date is when you would be dropped from the roster and mailings so we don’t annoy those who choose not to renew.

Note! There is a separate application and fee for membership in the Virginia Writers Club at this LINK.

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Dynamic All Stars Gala Luncheon! 

The 2016 Chesapeake Bay Writers All Stars Gala Luncheon was a sparkling afternoon combining social interaction, good food and talented writing. The Two Rivers Country Club provided a beautiful backdrop of landscaped greens next to the James and Chickahominy Rivers for the day's events.

And the Winners Are
First Place:       Frank Milligan
Second Place:   Joy Burch
Third Place Tie! Mary Duley Guy and
                         Paul Stimson
Rick Bailey Humor Award:  Vic Brown

Thank You to All Who Participated in the All Stars Contest

1 Gail Kenna            Bittersweet
2 Sharon Dorsey       I'm Over All That
3 Peggy Newcomb    Wilhelmina
4 Vic Brown             Aunt Sally and the Chicken Coop Murder
5 Daniel Wetta         Corvette Nightfire Epilog
6 MARILYN ASPREY Wardrobe Philosophy
7 Mary Duley Guy    The Other Road
8 Dawn Brotherton  Trish's Team
9 Frank Milligan      Wild Bill Coady and the Gang of Four Plus Counsel
10 Joy Burch            Returning from the Light
11 Paul Stimson       Of Castles, Pawns and Kings
12 Ann Skelton         Danny's Mouse


How to Join Virginia Writers Club

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.

VWC 100th Anniversary Anthology: Deadline for Entries November 30!

VWC 100th Anniversary Anthology: Deadline for Entries November 30!
We are a member of the Virginia Writers Club.

The Virginia Writers Club will create an anthology, "The Best of the Virginia Writers Club" to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Members of VWC may submit one entry each in fiction and nonfiction, and up to three poems by November 30th. Click here for full details!

Upcoming 2016 Interviews


  • November 14     David Cariens

We are looking for members with recently published books to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Neal Steele on XTRA 99.1 FM.  Email Tracy Lanum at tracygl@cox.net or call (804) 815-9954 to get a copy of the show guidelines and discuss scheduling an interview.