Warrenton-based illustrator and artist Kate Brown-Wing is the guest speaker at Write by the Rails’ August 15 meeting at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West Street in Manassas. Kate will cover: 1) How to design a project/book and set up a marketing plan; 2) What to consider when selecting team members to make your book the success it deserves; and 3) Why carefully thought-out visuals can be effective partners in reader resonance. Visit www.Brown-WingArtStudios.com to review Kate’s portfolio. Winners of the Virginia Writers Club’s Summer Shorts Contest and the local tier of the Golden Nib Contest will be announced. Free, open to the public.