Williamsburg Book Festival 

2022 Williamsburg Book Festival
Will be on Saturday, October 1 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Stryker Center and Williamsburg Community Building

The Williamsburg Book Festival's mission is to promote and support the art of literary composition in the Williamsburg area and expose writers to the reading public.  Our free event includes authors from various genres, speakers, illustrators, and publishers from Virginia and beyond.  We hope you'll join us for a family-friendly day of celebrating books and book lovers as we fill the Stryker Center and the Williamsburg Community Building.
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Sunday, October 16, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Robin T Williams Presents
Coloring Outside the Lines

Character and Dialog
This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the
Williamsburg Public Library

Seating is limited so please register. 

Coloring Outside the Lines – a fiction-writing workshop led by award-winning author Robin Traywick Williams (“The Key to the Quarter Pole” and “The Last Romantic War”)

A 90-minute discussion of tools for creating memorable characters and writing compelling dialogue.

Robin Traywick Williams is a journalist, author, storyteller and horsewoman. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Hollins University and is the author of four books. The manuscript for her horseracing novel, “The Key to the Quarter Pole”, won the Best Unpublished Manuscript award given by the James River Writers and Richmond Magazine.

More information about Robin can be found online.
Stephen mcguire author interview

October 20, 2022
Stephen McGuire - CBW Author Interview

Please register to attend.

Please join Chesapeake Bay Writers on October 20, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern Time for a club meeting featuring Stephen McGuire’s novel, Fractured Power, 
a dark and haunting psychological thriller. Fractured Power is about Aiden Fletcher, a District Attorney, whose office investigates a rash or murders of women in Knoxville, Tennessee. He uses his position to manipulate the evidence while pursuing a serial killer whose arrest and trial puts Fletcher in the public limelight and forever changes the trajectory of his extraordinarily treacherous life.The book is available in paperback via this link on Amazon.

Steve had a 30+ year legal career serving as an attorney and a federal judge in Washington, DC. He retired in 2008 as the Chief Judge of the Federal Trade Commission, where he received its Distinguished Service Award and was honored by President George W. Bush for his service to the nation’s judiciary. He has had extensive speaking engagements in bookstores, libraries, country clubs, civic associations, art centers, and radio shows primarily in Southwest Florida. Steve lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Doris, their golden retriever, Henry, and a mini goldendoodle, Alfie. To learn more, please visit www.stephenmcguireauthor.com   
2022 gala

All Stars Gala Luncheon at the Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, Wednesday, November 16!

Get ready to share your work and compete for prizes at our All Stars Gala! 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 for the annual Richard Bailey Humor Award and a $25 prize. You must register for both the luncheon and for the contest to participate.

There's a 90-minute total for all entries. CBW members may read only one piece (fiction, nonfiction or poetry) with an 8-minute maximum. Read your piece out loud and time it. We ask you to enter minutes and seconds so we know how many entries we can schedule. You will read in the order in which you register. Don't miss out!

$25 Members, $28 Nonmembers. 11:30 a.m. Social Time with Cash Bar; Noon Lunch followed by the readings.
Two Rivers Country Club is at 1400 Two Rivers Road, Williamsburg, Virginia  23185.


Sign up now for your chance to be on the CBW Second Monday Radio Show in 2022 on Xtra 99.1 FM

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Neal Steel interviews authors with new books every second Monday of the month.  This is a wonderful, FREE, way to promote your new book.
Check out some authors that have gone before you.  For more details contact Patti Procopi

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Chesapeake Style's Books in Style

Chesapeake Style Magazine offers Books in Style reviews for authors of recently published books. Members of CBW or its critique groups are encouraged to ask someone request guidelines and write an original 500-word review and send it with a high-resolution image of the book's front cover. Reviews are not limited to members, but CBW folks should take advantage of this special opportunity to share news of your work in issues with a distribution of 10,000 copies in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Williamsburg.

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