GDRWA is dedicated to promoting the romance genre, and to supporting and developing the writing goals of all its members.
As the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, it is our mission to provide a positive and constructive forum for the nurturing, development, enhancement and promotion of the creativity, professionalism and productivity of all members. It is our goal to empower all members in the exploration of the art and business of writing, and to encourage members to maintain high standards of integrity, sensitivity, camaraderie and excellence. We strive to achieve these goals by sponsoring, providing and/or encouraging participation in meetings, workshops, networking, conferences, contests and newsletters.
GDRWA MEMBERSHIP is open to anyone writing romance fiction, published or unpublished. RWA membership is required prior to GDRWA membership.
Board of Directors
2018 Joan Shapiro Service Award Recipient
Each year GDRWA honors one member with the Joan Shapiro Service Award for their exemplary dedication and service to our chapter. In 2018, this award was presented to Aliza Mann for her service as our chapter Librarian.
Joan Shapiro was a long standing member of GDRWA and dedicated years to the development and betterment of our chapter.
2017 - Tracy Bilen
2016 - A.J. Norris
2015 - Elizabeth Heiter
2014 - Dana Nussio