"The unfolding of Your words gives light." Psalm 119:130 (NIV)
Our Mission: RVCW exists to provide a "caring" Christian system of support, fellowship, encouragement, education and spiritual growth for both aspiring and seasoned writers while upholding biblical truths. Our yearning is to see the lives of our members, the publishing world and the reading public changed and made alive in Christ.
Our Vision: The purpose of RVCW is to be inspired and encouraged by fellow Christian writers by providing opportunities for mentoring and instruction on writer competencies; to share personal experiences related to writers' highs and lows; to offer loving critiques of each other's works, and to supply information on writer resources, conferences, markets, contests and other areas of interest.
Message from the Director, Barbara Baranowski:
Welcome to the Roanoke Valley Christian Writers website. Whether you are a published author or a beginner, this is the place for you. Our goal is to help you learn more about the craft of writing and to present publication possibilities for you to explore. In doing so we:
engage in active Christian fellowship as we encourage each other in the field of writing.
desire to demonstrate excellence, love, and professionalism both inside and outside the writing community.
develop or strengthen writing, publishing, and marketing skills through special educational activities, workshops, and critique help.
make attendees aware of upcoming local and national writing conferences, resource materials, writers’ competitions, and marketing trends.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 P.M. at Cave Spring United Methodist Church in Roanoke (no meeting is held in December). For meeting details/questions, contact Barbara Baranowski (540) 581-5117 (h), (804) 350-6320 (cell). We would love to have you join us.