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Calling All Members: All-Stars Gala: November 19th 2014


Sign up NOW for the All Stars Annual Writing Competition or simply come to dine and be entertained.

Open to the Public; Cost per person: $26, CBW Members $21


Get ready to step up to the mike and read your favorite piece of poetry or prose at our annual All-Stars Luncheon. This year's gala will be held in the Steamboat Restaurant located at the Piankatank Golf Club in Hartfield on Wednesday, November 19 beginning with a social/cash bar at 11 AM.


To make our ALL STARS event the best ever, we need GREAT STARS to read... and guess what?... THAT'S YOU!! So find that favorite poem, short story or essay that you have written and share it with the Club. Members Only are eligible to read! Length should be no more than EIGHT MINUTES reading time. Only one entry per member. Your work does not have to be submitted in advance.


Sign up now for the competition or see who has entered to date.




Click Here to make Luncheon Reservations by November 13th.

NOTE: This is a separate form, so if you signed up to read, you must also make a Luncheon Reservation.


All those in attendance will vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners who will receive cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25, respectively. Attendees will also vote for the most humorous entry, the winner of which will receive the annual "Richard Bailey Humor Award" and a $25 prize. Click Here for some very helpful hints about reading your work, bearing in mind that presentation is as important as your writing when reading to a judging audience.


Winning entries will be recognized in the February newsletter and published on the website if permitted.


11 AM Cash Bar, Lunch at Noon, 1PM-2:30PM Entertainment-All Stars readings (90 Min Max) followed by Awards.

Adjourn at 3PM. Cost per person: $26, CBW Members $21


Our Gala will be in their Event Room---large room that is quiet and filled with sunshine.  There will be round tables with white linen table cloths and burgundy toppers, flower center pieces. 

 Entree Choices:

1. Casear Salad with Salmon, and a cup of soup (Crab Bisque if in season)


2. Reuben Sandwich with fries, small salad and a cup of soup


3. Pasta with Marinara Sauce, a small salad and a cup of soup


Dessert:  Pumpkin Cheese Cake


Includes:  Hot Bread, coffee, or tea and water

Directions to Hartfield with DETOUR info


IMPORTANT: Do not follow GPS instructions to take Rte 629 Stormont Rd directly from Route 33 Saluda. The road is out at the dam and not all GPS programs have the detour (including Google Maps)!


Piankatank River Golf Club

N. Club Drive off 6198 Stormont Rd, Hartfield

(804) 776-6516



From Williamsburg/Richmond via I-64

Take I-64 to exit 220

merge onto Eltham Rd/VA-33 E toward West Point

Continue on 33E to US 17 N (18.5 mi)

Turn left on US17 N (3.2 mi)

Turn right onto Gloucester Rd/VA-33 E (.8 mi.)

Turn right at VA-33E (Go 8.3 miles)

*From VA-33 do not turn onto 629 from 33!)

Turn right at Grafton Church Rd/Rte 707 (1/2 mi)

Turn onto Stormont Rd/VA-629

Turn Left on North Club Drive to

Piankatank River Golf Club just past main parking lot.


From Yorktown  (approx 28 miles total)

Cross Coleman Bridge and take US-17 N (12.6 mi)

At Gloucester Courthouse sign before light,

Slight curve to right to VA-14 E/VA-3 W (1.2 mi)

Right at light onto VA14E/VA3W (6.4mi)

Left onto Windsor RdVA-3 (2.0 mi)

At stop sign, Right on 198 (1.5 mi)

Left at BP Station onto Twiggs Ferry Rd/VA3-W (4.6 mi)

Left at stop sign onto Gen. Puller Hwy/VA-3/VA-33 (1.3 mi.)

**From VA-33, turn left at Grafton Church Rd (Rte 707) (1/2 mi)

Turn left  at Stormont Rd/VA-629 (1/2 mi)

Turn left onto N. Club Drive to

Piankatank River Golf Club just past main parking lot.

Handicapped parking in front, and more parking to side.


From Williamsburg via Colonial Parkway

take Parkway to US-17 N, cross Coleman Bridge

and follow Yorktown directions


From Hampton, Newport News

Take I-664 N via the ramp to Hampton

Take exit 1A to merge onto I-64 W toward Richmond/Williamsburg

Take exit 258B to merge onto J Clyde Morris Blvd/US-17 N toward Yorktown

Cross Coleman bridge and follow Yorktown directions


From Gloucester, Mathews

Use local routes to 198 and 3 at BP. See

Yorktown details from there.


From Northern Neck

Local routes to VA-33.

From north, see Williamsburg* From 33.

From Kilmarnock, see Yorktown**.From 33


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