Manassas commends Write by the Rails

Congratulations to Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, which received a commendation Monday night at the Manassas City Council meeting. You can read the commendation here: WBTRLFLCommendation08102015

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The chapter’s most recent hands-on project has been working with the Prince William Library Foundation to bring 10 Little Free Libraries to the city.


The first of Write by the Rails’ Little Free Libraries was installed this past weekend at The NEW School in the Old Post Office Building in historic downtown Manassas. Photos courtesy of Victor Rook (

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Write by the Rails will be participating in several upcoming events including Fall for the Book, Sept. 27-Oct. 3 (events in Manassas TBA). Here is a photo of Write by the Rails volunteers at last year’s Fall for the Book event, Haute Cuisine at the Hylton.


Write by the Rails is also helping to plan the “In the Company of Laureates” event at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11, 2015, along with the Poetry Society of Virginia.

In the Company of Laureates
In the Company of Laureates

In the Company of Laureates will bring together more than 20 current and past Poets Laureate from Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia in celebration of American poetry at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts on October 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Hylton Center is located at 10960 George Mason Circle on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus, Manassas, Virginia.

Meet and mingle with award-winning Laureates and other regional poets and enthusiasts. Workshops, panel discussions, open mics, book signings and more. A teen program and activities are also scheduled throughout the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, visit the In the Company of Laureates event website at:


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