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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

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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

2021 Booksellers' Best Award for published authors’ contest

HOW TO ENTER

HOW TO BECOME A JUDGE

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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