Posted by: Kristi Tuck Austin | February 25, 2011

The Emyl Jenkins Award

Know someone who makes Virginia a better place for writers?

A teacher?

A librarian?

A mentor?

A reader?

A book reviewer?

An organizer?

Nominate them for the Emyl Jenkins Award from James River Writers. Emyl, a Richmond author and advocate for writers of all stripes, served James River Writers, the Library of Virginia, and Virginia literary arts until her death in 2010. In her honor, James River Writers created an award for someone who shares Emyl’s love of connecting and encouraging storytellers.

It is simple to nominate someone. Explain in no more than 500 words how the nominee makes Virginia a better place for writers. (This post is about 200 words.) Include your name, e-mail, and phone number. List two others who can illuminate the nominee’s qualifications. Email it to info@jamesriverwriters or by regular mail to James River Writers, 320 Hull St., #136, Richmond, VA 23224 by March 31, 2011. It costs nothing.

Find out more about the Emyl Jenkins Award here.

Find out more about Emyl Jenkins here and here.

Richmond has countless people who encourage writers and make Virginia a better place for all readers. If you know someone, please don’t hesitate to share the love. Emyl was like that.


  1. Indeed she was

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