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.

Our Contest

2021 Booksellers' Best Award for published authors’ contest



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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