Lake Writers

The Lake Writers is a group of writers from around the Smith Mountain Lake area that was founded in 2000 and meets under the auspices of The Smith Mountain Arts Council. The group includes writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Some are published writers, and some aspire to get their work published. It is also a satellite chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

A typical meeting will include a dozen or so writers. The first hour is usually spent sharing information on writing opportunities, contests, and getting published. In the second hour, any writer who wants to read from his or her work for 10-15 minutes is invited to read and receive an instant critique from the other writers. The Lake Writers usually present two or three programs to the public each year. They also organize and run an annual writing contest for middle and high school students.

The group meets on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library, and the fourth Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Smith Mountain Lake Association office, 400 Scruggs Road (Lower level beneath Old Oak Cafe).2017 Events

Lake Writers inaugurates an occasional series of member book talks and signings for new releases. 

James Nagy will present his book, Smith Mountain Dam and Lake, on Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m. at the Westlake Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.  Call (540) 721-1991 for information. 

Betsy Ashton will present the March 2017 release is a short story, "Midnight int he Church of the Holy Grape," featured in 50 Shades of Cabernet, a series of light-hearted mysteries with wine themes. C.J.'s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Scruggs Road, Hardy, VA, Friday, April 28, 1 - 3 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

Stop by and chat, have a cup of coffee, and relax with a new series of stories.


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