Due to COVID-19, all meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice.
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.
We are dedicated to supporting the writing goals of all our members through networking, featured speakers covering topics on craft or business, critique sessions, and pitch practice. We work to provide a stimulating and productive environment for both the aspiring and the professional writer.
For more information, click on the month.
January - Janie Crouch
July 14 - 17 RWA National Conference
“Chronicles of a Series Launch”
Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2021, in Nashville, TN! More information can be found at rwa.org.
February - Sweet Romance Panel
August - Agent Veronica Park
Kathy Wheeler (Indie), Parker Cole (Indie), Claire McEwen (Harlequin Heartwarming), Lee Tobin McClain (HQN) will join us for a discussion on sweet romance.
Veronica Park of Fuse Literary will be making a presentation and take pitches. (This meeting is closed to guests.)
March - Xio Axelrod
September - TBD
April - Priscilla Oliveras
October - TBD
“Dissecting the Romance Plot with ‘You’ve Got Mail.’”
May - TBD
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. (This meeting is closed to guests.)
June - Isabelle Drake
December - Holiday Party
“Way to Conceptualize Your Story for Different Audiences” (Logline, Premise, Dramatic Question, Back Cover Copy, Query) – A Hands-on Workshop
"Five Ways to Get NotiMembers 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! (This meeting is closed to guests.)
A Recap of 2020 Speakers
Jan - C.K. Brooke
Feb - Sylvia Hubbard
Mar - Canceled
Apr - Tara Eldana
May - Lyssa Kay Adams
Jun - Radclyffe
Jul - National RWA Conference
Aug - Jennifer Snow
Sep - Chip MacGregor - Agent
Oct - Jane Porter - Tule Publishing
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.