As the Executive Director of the Richmond, Virginia, literary nonprofit James River Writers for over a decade, and a volunteer for eight years before that, Katharine Herndon has helped hundreds of writers pursue their goals and dreams. She passionately believes in service to the literary community and has been a judge for the Virginia High School League and the local Scholastic awards, as well as being a panelist for selecting the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s first Writer in Residence, Richmond’s first Poet Laureate, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Artist Fellowship in Poetry.


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Community is everything for a writer—both in a feel-good, warm and fuzzy way and in the real-world, show-me-the-money way. You never know what benefits you’ll see from the efforts you put out into the world. For ten quick tips on benefiting from 

joining a writing community, check out Katharine Herndon’s free downloadable pdf here: