GDRWA meets the third Tuesday of every month except July and December from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise notified) at the Royal Oak Senior Center located on 3500 Marais Road in Royal Oak, Michigan, 48073.
For more details about the meeting programs, please scroll down.
January - Medicine in Fiction Panel
February - Heather Novak
March - Melanie Harlow
Feminism in Romance
April - Eileen Dreyer
His Brain/Her Brain/Their Brain
May - Sue Grimshaw
June - Beverly Jenkins
World building/Taking a Project to Film
July - RWA National Conference
Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York City, NY, July 24–27.
The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers gather to make lasting connections and grow their careers—and so much more. When 2,000 romance writers and industry professionals assemble in one place, the sense of community is undeniable.
At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate:
- education and information,
- networking with fellow writers,
- interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.
August - Karen Rose
September - Patience Bloom
Patience Bloom, Senior Editor, Harlequin. Closed to guests.
October - Barbara Samuel
The First 100 Pages.
November - Critique Night
Every year we dedicate one meeting to critique night. Please bring 3 printed pages of your current work-in-progress to be read aloud and critiqued by our GDRWA members. All authors bringing pages must notify the president in advance of the meeting at email@example.com as there is limited time for 8 - 10 critiques. First come / first serve.
December - Celebration!
Members of GDRWA are welcome to join us at a location to be announced on the second Tuesday of December at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate another year of our chapter, recognize the winner of our Joan Shapiro service award for 2019, receive prizes, and have fun! An invitation to sign up will be mailed in November 2018 by the chapter president.
A Recap of 2018 Speakers
Jan - Isabelle Drake - How the Magic Happens: Scene Structure Simplified
Feb - Hero Panel
Mar - Kathy Lyons - Master's Class in Characterization
Apr - Rachel Aaron - 2k - 10k How to Write Faster, Write Better, and Write More of What You Love
May - R.C. Matthews - 5 Mistakes New Authors Make
Jun - Janna Bonikowski
Jul - National RWA Conference in Orlando
Aug - Alyssa Alexander - The Funnel of Love: Plotting from a Panster Beginning
Sep - Tori Lynne - Sex Positive Writing for Romance
Oct - Aliza Mann - The Perfect Package
Dec - Holiday Party
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. Click here to find out more.