Valley Writers was established in 1982 and became a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club in 1991. The state organization has established a set of core values which include enthusiasm, respect, tolerance, and integrity. Strategic goals are to foster literary talent and achievement, maintain efficient operation, build a positive image, and increase membership.
The Valley Writers Chapter strives to support local writers of all levels with peer critiques, networking opportunities, and speakers to further their knowledge of the art and craft of writing. Our chapter serves the greater Roanoke Valley. In practice, we have writers attending who live in the counties of Roanoke, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Montgomery, Franklin, and Pittsylvania, and the cities of Roanoke and Salem.