Time to Renew Your Dues for 2017!

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. When you click submit, 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.

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Sharon Dillon Interviewed on CBW Second Monday Radio Show 99.1 FM with Neal Steele, October 10th

Sharon Dillon Interviewed on CBW Second Monday Radio Show 99.1 FM with Neal Steele, October 10th

Neal Steele interviewed Sharon Dillon about her new book, Echoes of Your Choices, on Monday, October 10th.

Echoes of Your Choices guides readers to find peace, joy and laughter in their stressful lives. Compiled from “Thoughts to Ponder” (Sharon’s acclaimed blog of many years), the short lessons in this book mark a steady journey through the turbulence and vicissitudes of ordinary life.

Compassion and forgiveness of self and others are themes underlying this journey. The author demonstrates that life must be fun as well as serious and spiritual as well as practical. Her lessons utilize a wide-angle lens to view the world and the people who inhabit it.

Quoting Maya Angelou, Rev. Angela Peregoff, Albert Einstein, Martha Beck, Oprah Winfrey and an eclectic assortment of historical, literary and contemporary figures, Sharon applies their teachings and philosophies to the life she has known. This is a life guaranteed to look familiar to the reader!

Sharon Dillon has been a reporter and feature writer for several newspapers in Wisconsin and Virginia. Presently living and working in Virginia, Sharon is a member of local and regional writers’ groups, a frequent participant in the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, a member of the National Society of Newspaper columnists, and Southern Humorists.

Her treasures are her family members, especially her daughters, grandchildren and four great-grandsons with a fifth on the way who is expected to arrive before the radio interview.

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


  • October 10        Sharon Dillon
  • 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.