Chapter Events

Local RWA chapters offer a number of conferences, contests, and workshops. Listed below are the chapter contests and conferences scheduled for the coming months.


Email [email protected] to submit your event.

Disclaimer: RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.



Contests

Visit Groups.io to find new contests! 

Online Workshops & Webinars

 

February Virtual Sessions

How to Design and Teach an Online Workshop
Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers
Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15
Date: February 5-15, 2024
Presenter: Catherine Chant
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/how-to-design-and-teach-an-online-workshop-feb-24/ or email [email protected]

Vanquishing Your Villain: Conquering Writer’s Block
Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers
Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25
Date: February 5-March 1, 2024
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/vanquishing-your-villain-conquering-writers-block-feb-24/ or email [email protected]

Treat Your Plot Like a Journey
Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FFP Member $15 | Non-member $20
Date: February 5-March 1, 2024 (4 Weeks via Groups.io)
Presenter: Beth Daniels
Register: https://ffprwa.com/treat-your-plot-like-a-journey-feb-24/

Neurodivergency and the Creative Process
Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers
Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:00 AM Eastern Time (approx. 1 hour or view recording at your convenience)
Presenter: October K. Santarelli
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/neurodivergency-and-the-creative-process-feb-24/ or email [email protected]

Direct to the Heart: How to Sell Romance Novels Direct to Readers
Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FFP Member $10 | Non-member $15
Date: February 24, 2024 8:00 AM Hawaiian, 10:00 Pacific, 11:00 Mountain, 12:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Eastern 
Presenter: Ines Johnson
Register: https://ffprwa.com/direct-to-the-heart-how-to-sell-romance-novels-direct-to-readers-feb-24/


March Virtual Sessions

From Meet-Bot to AI-Do: Crafting Romances in the Realm of AI

Sponsor: Coeur du Bois Chapter

Fee: CBCRWA Member $0 | Non-member $10

Date: March 2, 2024, 1:00-2:00pm Mountain Time

Presenter: Rachelle Ayala

FMI:  https://cbcrwa.com/meetings-events/

Writing for the Darkside: Villains, Antagonist and Monsters

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: March 4, 2024 - March 29, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere

FMI:  https://ffprwa.com/writing-for-the-darkside-villains-antagonist-and-monsters-mar-24/
or email [email protected]


Digging Deep - Researching Your Novel

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: March 4, 2024 - March 29, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Cynthia Owens

FMI:   https://ffprwa.com/digging-deep-mar-24/
or email [email protected]


Strategies for Writing to Contests

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: March 4, 2024 - March 29, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Christina Rich

FMI:   https://ffprwa.com/strategies-for-writing-to-contests-mar-24/
or email [email protected]


Be Your Own Developmental Editor

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: March 4-15, 2024

Presenter: Jacquelin Cangro

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/be-your-own-developmental-editor-mar-24/


Midcentury Modern Madness!

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: March 4-29, 2024

Presenter: Sarah Hendess

FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/midcentury-modern-madness-mar-24/

 

Creating an Author Podcast

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: March 4-15, 2024

Presenter: Deborah Bailey

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/creating-an-author-podcast-mar-24/


April Virtual Sessions


Take Your Characters From Flat to Fabulous: Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: April 1-26, 2024

Presenter: Cynthia Owens

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/take-your-characters-from-flat-to-fabulous-creating-characters-your-readers-will-love-apr-24/

 

Writing the Historical Mystery

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: April 1-26, 2024

Presenter: Beth Daniels

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/writing-the-historical-mystery-apr-24/

 

Viking Age Britain 800-1100

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: April 1-26, 2024

Presenter: Sheila Currie

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/viking-age-britain-800-1100-apr-24/

Your Indie Editor and You

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: April 1, 2024 - April 26, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Ellis Flynn

FMI:   https://ffprwa.com/your-indie-editor-and-you-apr-24/
or email [email protected]

 

Xena, Wonder Woman and You - How to Create Classic Tough Chicks

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: April 1, 2024 - April 26, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Jacqui Jacoby

FMI:   https://ffprwa.com/xena-wonder-woman-and-you-how-to-create-classic-tough-chicks-apr-24/
or email [email protected]

 

Mixing Murder & Magic: Writing the Urban Fantasy P.I.

Sponsor: FFPRWA

Fee: FFPRWA Member $15 | Non-member $20

Date: April 1, 2024 - April 26, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)
Presenter: Beth Daniels

FMI:   https://ffprwa.com/mixing-murder-magic-writing-the-urban-fantasy-p-i-apr-24/
or email [email protected]

May Virtual Sessions

LGBTQ+ Through History

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 11:00 AM Eastern (Zoom)

Presenter: October K. Santarelli

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/lgbtq-through-history-may-24/

 

Painfree Synopsis Writing

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: May 6-31, 2024 (4-wks online)

Presenter: Sally J. Walker

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/painfree-synopsis-writing-may-24/

 

Is Self-Publishing Right for You?

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: May 6-17, 2024 (2-wks online)

Presenter: Cassandra Carr

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/is-self-publishing-right-for-you-may-24/

 

 Advanced Historical Research

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: May 13-24, 2024 (2-wks online)

Presenter: Robin Henry

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/fears-desires-jul-24/

June Virtual Sessions

 

Clans of Ireland: Beyond the Pale

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (4-wks online)

Presenter: Sheila Currie

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/clans-of-ireland-beyond-the-pale-jun-24/

 

Screenwriting Concepts a Novelist Can Use

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (4 weeks online)

Presenter: Sally J. Walker

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/screenwriting-concepts-a-novelist-can-use-jun-24/

 

Hook Your Reader to Your Story

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024; 11:00 AM Eastern

Presenter: Kathy Otten

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/hook-your-reader-to-your-story-jun-24/



To have your chapter's contest, conference, or online workshop included in the RWR and on this web page, please send the pertinent information (following the format above) to [email protected]


Disclaimer:
RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.