Valley Writers was established in 1982 to offer area writers a forum for exchanging and critiquing each others’ work. The group became a chapter of the Virginia Writers club in 1991. Our chapter serves the greater Roanoke Valley, with writers from five surrounding counties (Roanoke, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, and Montgomery) attending our bi-monthly meetings.
Valley Writers has a rich history of fostering the growth and development of writers of all kinds. Whether poet or prose writer, pantser or plotter, our open, supportive group can lend an ear and offer up honest critique. We also, from time-to-time, offer workshops or special sessions to help writers focus on specific skills and opportunities. We have hosted or supported many events over the years to encourage and support budding writers throughout our region.
Lake Writers, the literary arm of Smith Mountain Arts Council, serves the lake writers community and is a subsidiary member under Valley Writers.
Valley Writers meets on the first and third Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The first meeting is in-person at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 4910 Hubert St., Roanoke, VA; the second meeting is via Zoom.
The current leader of the Valley Writers is Jim Reynolds.