Hats Off! to Cindy Brookshire who wrote a guest blog for "Suite T" at Southern Writers Magazine. Her post, "How to Start a Writers Group and Help it Thrive," examines her experiences founding Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. In 2015, the chapter sponsored “In the Company of Laureates” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and a 2016 project, "Windy Knolls Writers Workshop," in Nokesville, in October. Since moving to North Carolina in 2014, Cindy has been an active member of the Johnston County Writers Group, which meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Selma Public Library in Selma. Led by facilitator Gary Ridout, the group has hosted such guest speakers as former Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles and current North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson.