JRW was established in
2003 to address the needs of writers and literary fans in Virginia by hosting
Richmond’s first writing conference. Since then, JRW has grown into a
multifaceted organization of close to 400 members. Today, JRW promotes the art
of writing and the love of books for people of all ages. By encouraging readers
and aspiring writers with a wide array of programs and events, JRW serves and
celebrates our community while making Richmond a nationally known literary
James River Writers believes that a great city deserves to
have a thriving cultural life. It is our belief that a more literate city is a
better and more vibrant city. To that end, our goal is to help redefine the
role of the literary arts in our community, not only among writers, but also for
Some ways that we are achieving this are:
Inviting authors from the New
York Times bestseller list, and who have won numerous other scholarly awards to Richmond to speak and engage the public.
Overall, our challenge is our small staff and the popularity
of our programs that has led to our rapid growth. We believe that we provide
Central Virginia with a vital link to the literary arts and we continue to tap
an exceptionally talented and respected board of directors to help us continue
to innovate and expand.
Library of Virginia
Virginia Commission for the Arts / National Endowment for the Arts
Over 300 authors, publishing
professionals, aspiring writers, and lovers of books come together in Richmond for two and a half days to hear expert panelists discuss various topics
related to the art and craft of writing and participate in Master Classes. Since 2003.
Term Successes: Connecting aspiring writers to agents and
editors; exposing Richmond writers and readers to publishing
professionals and highly successful authors; teaching craft and business
of writing through the experiences of publishing professionals and
highly successful writers
A monthly professional development series for local writers and book lovers on the craft and business of publishing. Moderated panel discussions on a
topic of interest to all writers. Q and A from the audience. January - September. Since 2005.
Offers affordable, entertaining and enlightening programs for readers and writers
interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing. The
audience for the Writing Show has surged in the last two years to almost 100
people each month.
allowed us to create a unique professional development model for writers that expands
on our successful conference. On-going panel discussions throughout the year
provide additional support and information to the local literary community.
Three major writing contests:
Best Unpublished Novel (BUN): In partnership with Richmond Magazine. Winner receives a cash prize, a ticket to the annual conference, and has an excerpt of the winning manuscript published in Richmond Magazine. Two finalists also receive cash prizes. Since 2007.
Shann Palmer Poetry Contest: In partnership with Richmond Magazine. Winner receives cash prize, ticket to conference, and publication in Richmond Magazine. Two finalists also receive cash prizes. Since 2009, alternating years with BUN contest.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The 990, on the other hand is more direct, in that Part I and Part II of the 990 only show actual cash and property received and dispensed. Donated services are accounted for in Lines 82a and 82b.
Line 82a reads, "Did the organization receive donated services or the use of materials, equipment, or facilities at no charge or at a substantially less than fair rental value?"
Line 82b then reads, "If "Yes," you may indicate the value of these items here. Do not include this amount as revenue in Part I or as an expense in Part II."
- Audit Report shows total revenue of $161,887 (with Footnote 3 indicating amount of donated services).
- Form 990, Part I shows total revenue of $111,894. Add line 82b (Donated Services) amount of $49,993 and the total is $161,887, matching the audit report.
- Audit Report shows total expenses of $161,539 (with Footnote 3 indicating amount of donated services).
- Form 990, Part II shows total expenses of $111,546. Add line 82b (Donated Services) amount of $49,993 and the total is $161,539, matching the audit report.
Note, too: The amount on form 990, Line 82b is broken down in a supplemental schedule which accompanies the Form 990.
Form If an organization has gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets at the end of the tax year less than $500,000, it can choose to file Form 990-EZ.
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