Happy Liberation Day! (5)

The incoming and outgoing board of directors of GDRWA wish to make the following statement: 

We have been and continue to be committed to diversity. Beginning in 2017, we reevaluated our annual contest as well as our programming, looking for ways to be more inclusive and to better represent our diverse Detroit community. Our new board is equally committed to these values. 

We are dedicated to providing a safe space for all members and our community. The silencing of any writer will not be tolerated. We will continue to advocate for romance to include its many voices and hold to the standard that love is love. 

MK Schiller, Dana Nussio, R.C. Matthews, Heather Novak, A.J. Norris, Amy Sevan, Liz Hsu, D.A. Henneman


Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America was founded in 1982 and officially incorporated on July 18, 1984 in the State of Michigan "to give a sense of cohesion and permanence to a group of writers in order that they may set long-range goals and objectives". Today, we continue to support our members by offering a wide variety of speakers, networking opportunities, critiques, contests and conferences.

Some past and present members have gone on to become award winning authors including:

Marianne Willman

Award winning author and winner of the prestigious Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times

Ruth Ryan Langan

New York Times best-selling author and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner

Elizabeth Heiter

Award winning author and winner of the prestigious Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times

How to Join

General membership in GDRWA is open to all persons seriously pursuing a writing career in the romance genre.  Associate membership is open to other related professionals, who are members in good standing of National RWA.

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Our Contest

2020 Booksellers' Best Award for published authors’ contest



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Meeting Schedule

GDRWA meets the third Tuesday of every month except for July and December.

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Royal Oak Senior Center, Royal Oak, MI

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