Writing is a solitary profession and pursuing your writing goals can often feel isolating and lonely. ACFW Virginia’s local cluster meetings are designed to help our chapter members meet in-person for fellowship, sharing knowledge, and mutual encouragement.

We are always looking to start more writer meet-ups for our members. Starting a local cluster is simple. ACFW Virginia will provide  you with a list of chapter members in your area. All you do is pick a day, time, and place to meet each month (your home, a nearby restaurant or coffee shop, or a meeting room in your local library.) Cluster organizers submit attendance information following their meet-up. That’s it!

If you’re interested in finding out how to host a monthly meet-up for writers in your area, please contact Crystal Sandow via our contact form.

Local Cluster Meetings

Blacksburg, VA :: Date/Time/Location TBA monthly (sometimes in person, sometimes online). Please contact Sally Shupe via our contact form and mention “Blacksburg Cluster Meeting” in your message.

Chesapeake, VA :: 4th Monday evening of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Panera Bread (1412 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake). For more information, please contact Deena Adams via our contact form and mention “Chesapeake Cluster Meeting” in your message.

Leesburg, VA :: 1st Tuesday evening of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jacinta Meredith via our contact form and mention “Leesburg Cluster Meeting” in your message.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 PETER 2:9 (NIV)