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 - C.K. Brooke
February - Lyssa Kay Adams
July - RWA National Conference
Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2020 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA, July 29–Aug. 1, 2020
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.
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 V.P. of Programming in advance of the meeting 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 2020, receive prizes, and have fun! An invitation to sign up will be emailed in November 2020 by the chapter president.
A Recap of 2019 Speakers
Jan - Medicine Meets Fiction Panel
Feb - Heather Novak - Author Branding & Identity
Mar - Melanie Harlow - Feminism in Romance
Apr - Eileen Dreyer
May - Issues in the Romance genre
Jun - Beverly Jenkins
Jul - National RWA Conference in New York
Aug - Pitch Clinic
Sep - Patience Bloom, Senior Editor, Harlequin
Oct - Barbara Samuel
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.