"Kathryn Johnson: Writing the Popular Novel--Common Threads Across Genres.
The author of over 40 published novels for readers of all ages, from picture books to adult thrillers, will speak about shaping your book to appeal to readers and editors. What works...and what doesn't. Traps to avoid, and elements to always include. Kathryn (who writes as Kathryn Jensen, K.M. Kimball, and Nicole Davidson) is a former literary agent and the founder of Write by You, a writer's mentoring service located in the Washington, D.C. area. (http://www.kathrynjensen.com)
Northern Virginia Writers (NVW) is a special committee of The Writer’s Center. In partnership with the Town of Leesburg, we offer programs the first Friday of every month—February through November. Our events are open to all who have an interest in writing, from beginner to seasoned professional. Join us for speakers, workshops, and open readings, as well as an opportunity to meet and network with other writers.
All programs are held at the Leesburg Town Hall from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Free, covered parking is available in adjacent garage. Admission: $4 for Writer's Center members and Leesburg residents; $6 general public. Refreshments included. Come early and enjoy dinner in historic Leesburg. For directions: http://www.leesburgva.com/about/Directions/"