Windmore’s first writing group published two anthologies in 1992 and another in 1996. The group slowly became inactive. In 2007 the group Pen-to-Paper was started. They met in the office spaces at the Culpeper Train Depot on the first Tuesday of every month. When the changes were made to the depot space, the group moved to the Culpeper Library. The writers met at 10 AM and started a 5 PM writers meeting months later. This time was established so that people who worked could also join the group. When the group first started meeting, only two older writers had published their books. They shared their experiences with getting an agent, formatting the books, and then finding a publishing company to accept their books. Self-publishing was just becoming popular.

Since that time, many of the writers have self-published or used publishing companies to print their books. The members of Pen-to-Paper vary in age and abilities. We have people who write poetry, fiction; mysteries; children’s or young adult stories; family histories; and historical books. These members of Pen-to-Paper acknowledge that the writers’ group gave them the encouragement and support they needed to continue writing to reach their goals. There are now six anthologies that Windmore published. The editors are currently reviewing submissions from Windmore Foundation for the Arts members who have submitted writings to be considered for the anthology.

For more information contact [email protected]. If you are a writer, you are encouraged to come to a meeting of the writer’s group on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings are only canceled if the Culpeper Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Pen to Paper Writers Meeting

Pen-to-Paper News & Events

Narration and Perspective Seminar

  Presenter: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau Location: Online Workshop: This workshop is divided into two sessions.  Please make sure you can attend both sessions and participate in the writing/feedback activities. The cost includes both sessions. Session 1 is...

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Verbs: A Tense Topic

The Narrative NOW of your story, whether it is in the Past or the Present, affects your choice of verb tenses. In this online seminar, we will discuss what each choice entails, how to stay consistent throughout a story, and how to use the different forms more...

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Author's Day with books and writers

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