Chapter Events

View events hosted by RWA chapters. Looking for more chapter contests, workshops, and events? Scroll down the page to see what RWA's chapters are offering in the coming months.

 

Chapter: SVR 2019 September Facebook, Amazon and BookBub Ads

Begin Date: 09/28/2019
End Date: 09/28/2019
Location: Rancho Cordova
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White Rock Community Center 10488 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova, CA 96741. Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Progra

Chapter: HCRW October Workshop: Horses with Kathryn Jane

Begin Date: 10/01/2019
End Date: 10/25/2019
Location:
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What do you do when a horse shows up in your story? Do you panic? Hit the brakes? Inform her she can’t have a horse?  Not if you take this course filled with basic horsemanship, in-depth equine knowledge, critical terminology and a bonus list of

Chapter: DRRWA Golden Quill Contest 2020

Begin Date: 10/01/2019
End Date: 01/10/2020
Location:
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Chapter: VFRW Working Lunch Workshop with Lisa Cron

Begin Date: 10/05/2019
End Date: 10/05/2019
Location: Blue Bell
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Chapter: Utah Readers Luncheon 2019 Reader

Begin Date: 10/12/2019
End Date: 10/12/2019
Location: Layton
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Reader Registrations Only

Chapter: DARA Hero v Villain: Developing Plot

Begin Date: 10/12/2019
End Date: 10/12/2019
Location: Richardson
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Chapter: HCRW Narrative Voice Writing Workshop

Begin Date: 10/12/2019
End Date: 10/12/2019
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Annual LIVE October Workshop.

Chapter: CTRWA October Meeting

Begin Date: 10/12/2019
End Date: 10/12/2019
Location: Wallingford
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Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11AM-3PM

Chapter: WRW 2019 Hearts to You

Begin Date: 10/13/2019
End Date: 10/13/2019
Location: McLean
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Hearts to You - Readers, Bloggers, Librarians, and Readers Appreciation Luncheon

Chapter: RWF Between "The End" and the Upload

Begin Date: 10/14/2019
End Date: 10/25/2019
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In this workshop, we’ll walk over the stepping stones between typing “The End” and clicking the upload button on a vendor’s or distributor’s website.

Chapter: IRN Pitching and Moaning

Begin Date: 10/19/2019
End Date: 10/19/2019
Location: Clive
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Chapter: SVR 2019 October Self Defense with Theo Schubert

Begin Date: 10/26/2019
End Date: 10/26/2019
Location: Rancho Cordova
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White Rock Community Center 10488 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova, CA 96741. Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. P

Chapter: HCRW - Naked and Lost with Suzanne Johnson

Begin Date: 11/01/2019
End Date: 11/25/2019
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NAKED AND LOST: Use Narrative, Setting, and Description to Both Show AND Tell

Chapter: SVR Holiday Tea and Presentation w/Kimberly V Meter

Begin Date: 11/16/2019
End Date: 11/16/2019
Location: Rancho Cordova
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November Meeting White Rock Community Center 10488 White Rock Road  Rancho Cordova, CA 96741  Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea. Check-in begins a

Chapter: CTRWA November Meeting

Begin Date: 11/16/2019
End Date: 11/16/2019
Location: Meriden
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Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 AM-5 PM

Chapter: DARA 2019 Writer's Retreat

Begin Date: 11/22/2019
End Date: 11/24/2019
Location: Gunter
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Chapter: CTRWA 2019 Holiday Party

Begin Date: 12/14/2019
End Date: 12/14/2019
Location: Guilford
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Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

 

Chapter Events and Contests

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

Please submit all contest, conference, and workshop announcements to chapterevents@rwa.org. A response will be sent via return email. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please follow up. Thank you!

Deadline and format instructions are provided at the end of the column below. Please also send notification of broken or incorrect links to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!

Updated 09/17/2019


Contests

*Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors  


October Contests


**Joyce Henderson changed her name to: HIGH FIVE- Start on a High Note!
Sponsor: Southwest FL Romance Writers
Fee: $25–30
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Entry: first 5 pages. All electronic. No synopsis.
Judges: Trained, published and unpublished authors.
Categories and Final Judges: Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction with romantic elements) – Editor Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press, and Agent Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency; **Romantic Comedy** NEW!!! – Editor Caroline Tolley, Soul Mate Publishing, and Agent Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency; Historical – Editor Mary Altman, Sourcebooks, and Agent Kat Enright, The Seymour Agency; Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy – Editor Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing, and Agent Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates; Romantic Suspense – Editor Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing and
Agent Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management; Young Adult – Editor Nancy Schumacher, Melange Books, and Agent Michelle Grajkowski, Three Seas Literary Agency. (We welcome LGBTQ and Erotica Romance in all categories.)
Top Prize: Cash prizes for first place winners!
FMI, visit www.swfrw.org.

**The Suzannah 2020
Sponsor: NOLA STARs
Fee: $30 prior to Sept. 1st, $35 on or after Sept. 1st. Members receive a $5 discount.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Eligibility: Writers may or may not be published; however, the manuscript must fit within the romance genre and be unpublished and uncontracted. NOTE: NOLA STARs and The Suzannah Contest’s policy of anti-discrimination is as follows: No member, speaker or participant [or entrant in the Suzannah Contest] shall be discriminated against based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, or religion.
Entry: Entry should be a maximum of 7,200 words by computer word count, including synopsis (there is no restriction on length of synopsis, so long as the entire entry does NOT exceed 7,200).
Categories: Published authors and unpublished writers all compete in a single pool of entries without categories.
Judges: Published authors, RWA PRO members, industry professionals (i.e. librarians and booksellers) and others who love, respect, and understand all that is good about the romance genre.
Final Judges: Your work will go before a panel of at least six (YES SIX!!) agents and editors—announced on our website—who will pick the best of the lot.
Top Prize: Winner will be announced at a NOLA STARs event in March 2020. $300 in cash and a trophy. All other finalists will receive certificates. Results will be publicized on website, loops, and in the RWR.
FMI, visit http://www.nolastars.com/contests/ for complete rules, entry instructions, payment options, sample of score sheet and contact information for the Contest Coordinator.

**The 2020 Emily Contest ~ Celebrating 30 Years!
Sponsor: West Houston RWA
Fee: $25 WHRWA members / $35 all others
Opens: September 1, 2019. Closes: October 2, 2019, 11:59 pm CT
Eligibility: Unpublished in the category entered.
Entry: All electronic, first 5,600 words, no synopsis.
Categories: Contemporary Long, Contemporary Short, Historical, FFP/Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult.
Judges: First Round: Published, PAN or PRO authors who give positive, helpful feedback.
Final Judges: Two publishing professionals – Agent and Editor per category.
Top Prize: Solid Sterling Silver Emily Pin and Certificate for winner, $100 Grand Prize.
FMI, visit http://whrwa.com/theemily/.

**MARA Fiction from the Heartland
Sponsor: Mid-America Romance Authors (MARA)
Fee: $35
Opens August 1, 2019 Deadline: October 7, 2019
Eligibility: Open to any writer, unpublished in book-length fiction (40K) in the past five years of deadline AND uncontracted in book-length fiction at the time of deadline. Contest is not open to MARA members. See contest rules for detailed eligibility requirements.
Entry: The first page of each entry must start with Prologue or Chapter 1 and shall NOT exceed 10,000 words, including any prologue AND Synopsis. (Synopsis is required.) See contest rules for complete list of entry requirements.
Categories: Category Romance, Contemporary Single Title, Historical, Romance Suspense, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Young Adult Romance/New Adult Romance, Inspirational.
Judges: TBA
FMI, visit http://www.mararwa.com/contests/.


November Contests


**34th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker
Sponsor: Hudson Valley RWA (HVR)
Fee: $10.00 through September 15th; $15.00 September 16 through November 1st
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Eligibility: Published and unpublished romance and YA authors
Entry: Hone your skills for hooking an editor or an agent. Open to published and unpublished authors. Submit the first three pages of your unpublished romance manuscript. All romance genres accepted. Electronic entries only.
Judges: Experiences published and unpublished authors.
Final Judge: Co-Founder and President of The Wild Rose Press, Rhonda Penders.
Top Prize: Trophies awarded 1st through 3rd places.
FMI, entry form, rules and a sample of the scoresheet, please visit http://www.hudsonvalleyrwa.com/ or email hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com


Conferences


September Conferences and Workshops


Learn to Write Naked with Jennifer Probst One-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Connecticut Romance Writers (CTRWA)
Location: Maron Hotel, 42 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811
Fee: $99 Members; $109 Non-members until July 31; $129/$139 after Aug. 1
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:30 AM–5 PM
Presenter: New York Times best-selling author, Jennifer Probst.
Topic: Craft and Marketing.
Workshop Features: Character building, writing emotional sex scenes, developing your story’s theme, growing your reader audience, solidifying your platform.
FMI, visit https://www.ctrwa.org or https://www.ctfictionfest.org.

Deep Point of View with Rhonda Merwarth (Webinar)
Sponsor: Rainbow Romance Writers
Location: Online
Fee: $15 members/ $25 non-members
Date: September 28, 2019, 1pm EST (noon CST/11 a.m. Mountain/10 a.m. PST)
Presenter: Rhonda Merwarth
FMI, https://www.rainbowromancewriters.com/node/1391


October Conferences and Workshops


Writing Sports Romance
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee: $15.00
Date: October 1–15, 2019
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, Ruchama Burrell, workshop chairperson, wokshops@fthrw.com.

2019 Moonlight & Magnolias Conference - Choosing the Write Road
Sponsor: Georgia Romance Writers
Location: Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Fee: GRW Member: $270/RWA Member: $285 (Price goes up August 1st)
Date: October 3–6, 2019
Speakers: Keynote Speaker,  Jennifer Armentrout; GRW Featured Speaker, Susan Carlisle; Craft Speaker, Alyssa Day; Indie Featured Speaker, Tawdra Kandle.
Conference Features: 30+ workshops on craft, business, and motivation for all levels of experience; indie/traditional/hybrid workshops; agent & editor panels and pitch appointments; pitch workshop with a published author; Maggie Awards Banquet; public book fair/signing; basket and critique raffles; life coaches meeting with attendees; dedicated time for writing, plotting, critiquing, and social networking; professional photographer available by appointment throughout the conference.
FMI, http://www.garomancewriters.org, mmconferencechair@gmail.com, @GaRomance (Twitter).

Wired for Story: How to Become a Story Genius
Sponsor: Valley Forge Romance Writers
Location: Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Fee: $25–55.00
Date: October 5, 2019
Presenter: Lisa Cron
Workshop Features: This is a full-day, bring-your-own-lunch workshop. This workshop will give you actionable ways to hook readers, and do it fast, without having to endlessly write draft after draft.
FMI, https://www.VFRW.com.

2019 Writer's Retreat
Sponsor: Las Vegas Romance Writers
Location: JW Marriott, Las Vegas, NV
Fee: LVRW member $195, non-LVRW member $215
Date: October 11–13, 2019
Presenter: Rebekah Ganiere
Topic: Rebekah will present two workshops - "Writing for the Darkside: Villians, Antagonist and Monsters," and "Playing God: World Building for Every Genre."
Workshop Features: workshops, critique sessions, brainstorming sessions, networking, and some meals.
FMI, www.LVRWA.org.

“Work Your Writing” Mini-Conference with Shirley Jump
Sponsor: First Coast Romance Writers
Location: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 561 Chaffee Point BLVD, Jacksonville, FL 32221
Fee: $55.00, FCRW members. $65.00, non-members
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Presenter: Shirley Jump.
Conference Features: A full-day workshop on “The Novel Brainmap: create intricate plots and unforgettable characters” and “Writing Compelling Scenes.” Participants will enjoy a catered lunch and should bring cash for the raffle prizes, critique raffles, and book signings!
FMI, visit https://workyourwriting2019.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets and https://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/super-sat-19 for more information.

Emerald City Writers Conference: A Story for Everyone
Sponsor: Greater Seattle RWA (GSRWA)
Location: Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Fee: Early-bird GSRWA Member $275, Early-bird Non-GSRWA $300, registration opens June 1st
Date: October 18–20, 2019
Speakers: Jennifer Probst, Alisha Rai, Grace Draven, Rebecca Zanetti and others.
Publishing Houses: Lake Union Publishing, Carina Press, and others.
Agencies: The Seymour Agency, 5x5 Media, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Conference Features: master class, multi-track workshops and panels, editor/agent appointments, awards, book fair/signing, raffles.
FMI, www.gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference.

Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
Sponsor: New Jersey Romance Writers
Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Fee: NJRW Members: $275/$285 Early Bird/Regular. Non-NJRW Members $285/$295. Pre-conference Workshop with Bob Mayer $50. Registration opens June 1.
Date: Friday–Sunday, October 18–20, 2019
Speakers: Maya Rodale, Priscilla Oliveras, Dee Davis, Bob Mayer
Publishing Houses: St. Martin's; Tule Publishing; Entangled; City Owl
Agencies: Corvisiero; Speilberg; Prospect; Dystel, Goderich & Bourret; Writers House
Conference Features: Workshops, Editor/Agent Pitch Sessions, Published Author Retreat, PRO Member Presentation, Kick-Off Party: 35th anniversary celebration, Book Fair and Author Signing - Open to the public! NEW! - Movie Night, Sunday Writing Retreat, Networking Opportunities.
FMI, https://www.njromancewriters.org/conference.html.

Facebook Parties for Authors
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee: $10.00
Date: October 21–27, 2019
Presenter: Linda Rees
FMI, Ruchama Burrell, workshop chairperson, wokshops@fthrw.com

The Write Business Conference: Crimes & Characters
Sponsor: Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA)
Location: The Sheraton at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Fee: $95, Registration opens July 1, 2019.
Date: October 26, 2019
Speakers: Damon Suede and Geoff Symon.
Workshop Features: Limited seating for this one-day conference featuring these two amazing and respected experts in their fields, discussing “Character Building: Action Figures” and “Scene of the Crime: Perpetrating & Investigating your Fictional Felonies.” Raffle Baskets, lunch on own with numerous options at adjoining mall, and presenter book signing.
FMI, visit https://indianarwa.com/conference. Questions, email IRWAPresident@gmail.com.


November Conferences and Workshops


Building a Sustainable Author Career and Maximizing Marketing Strategy – Single Day Conference featuring Jane Friedman
Sponsor: Missouri RWA
Location: Drury Inn, Brentwood, Missouri, 63144
Fee: $95
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM (lunch included).
Presenter: Jane Friedman (www.janefriedman.com)
Features: Day-long master class on building a sustainable business model tailored to your individual writing career and the best marketing techniques of websites, newsletters, and social media (with an emphasis on content strategy).
FMI, Special Event registration online at www.morwa.org Contact Debbie Burns (authordebbieburns@gmail.com).

Damon Suede—Two Topics in One Day
Location: Dublin Recreation Center, Columbus, Ohio
Fee: $75–85.00
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Presenter: Damon Suede
Topics: Damon Suede presents two of his highly acclaimed workshop topics in one day: Branding and Tropes.
Workshop Features: Lunch included, book basket raffles.
FMI, http://www.cofwevents.org/workshop

Overcoming the Evil Day Job (WEBINAR)
Sponsor: Rainbow Romance Writers
Location: Online
Fee: Free for RRW members, $15 for RWA members, $25 for nonmembers
Date: November 9, 2019 at 2pm (ET)
Presenter: Jenn Burke
FMI, https://www.rainbowromancewriters.com/node/1391

7 Cities Book Fest—Diversity in Romance
Sponsor: Chesapeake Romance Writers
Location: Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, VA
Fee: Early Bird (Sat only $60 and Fri-Sat $130)
Date: November 15 and 16, 2019
Speakers: Piper Huguley, Jenna Jaxon, Falguni Kothari, and Priscilla Oliveras.
Event Features: Talks, panel, readings, silent auction, raffles, cocktail party with theme Black White and Read all over, and book signing.
FMI, www.7citiesbookfest.com.


Online Workshops


September Online Workshops


Killer Openings
Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter
Fee: $15 (free for RWA Online Chapter members)
Date: September 30–October 25, 2019
Presenter: Alexa Bourne
FMI, https://rwaonlinechapter.org/.


October Online Workshops


Writing Sports Romance
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00
Dates: October 1–22, 2019
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, http://fthrw.com/upcoming-workshops or workshops@fthrw.com.

Intensifying Emotion
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25 |Non-Member $35
Date: October 1–24, 2019
Presenter: Laurie Sanders
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT9.

What Do You Do When a Horse Shows Up in Your Story?
Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
Fee: $35 non-members/$30 HCRW and CRW/NC members
Date: October 1–25, 2019
Instructor: Kathryn Jane
FMI, http://www.heartofcarolina.org/calendar.

Fast Drafting Your Way to Success
Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
Fee: Chapter Members $15; RWA members $25; non-members $30
Date: October 1–26, 2019
Presenter: Zara West
FMI, http://starraw.org or starofficials@gmail.com.

Psychology 101 for Writers
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members / $25 RWA Members / $35 Non-RWA Members
Date: October 1–28, 2019
Presenter: Margaret Bates
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.

Self-Editing: “How’d I Miss That?”
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: October 1–28, 2019
Presenter: Kathryn Jane
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.
 
Write the Effing Book: Using Plotting Techniques to Start and Write Your Book
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: October 1–28, 2019
Presenter: Mary E Thompson
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.

Researching Historical Fiction
Sponsor: The Beau Monde Chapter's Regency Academe
Fee: $25–30.00
Date: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Cindy Vallar
FMI, https://thebeaumonde.com/resources/academe/.

Taking the Pain out of Blurbs, Product Descriptions, and Pitches
Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers
Fee: $15/MCRW Members - $25/Non-MCRW Members
Date: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Kathryn Jane
FMI, https://mcrw.com/october-online-workshop.

Writing Conflict Hurts
Sponsor: Western New York Romance Writers
Fee: $20–40.00
Dates: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Melinda Curtis
FMI, http://wnyrw.org/workshops/.

Writing the Private Investigator
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members / $30 Non Members
Date: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Steve Pease
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org.

Writing the Romantic Novella
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members / $30 Non Members
Date: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Catherine Chant
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org.

Writing Sports Romance
Sponsor: NEORWA
Fee: $20.00
Date: October 1–31, 2019
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/.

The Magic Sales Tools: 1 Line, 1 Paragraph, 1 Page, Query Letter, & Pitching In Person
Sponsor: Three Rivers Romance Writers
Fee $15–35.00
Date: October 2–28, 2019
Presenter: Karen Albright Lin
FMI, visit http://www.threeriversromancewriters.com.

From Idea to Finished Book
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25 |Non-Member $35
Date: October 7–30, 2019
Presenter: Janet Walter
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT10.

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25 | Non-Member $35
Date: October 7–30, 2019
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT7.

Self-Publishing Boot Camp (10-Student Limit)
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55 | Non-Member $65
Date: October 7–30, 2019
Presenter, Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT8.

The Essentials of Plotting and Characterization
Sponsor: YARWA
Fee: $25 for members/$30 non-YARWA members
Date: October 7–November 1, 2019
Presenter: Tambra Kendal
FMI, http://yarwa.com/workshops/.

Character Torture 101: Writing Conflict
Sponsor: FF&P
Fee: 25.00 FF&P Members - 30.00 Non FF&P Members
Date: October 7–November 3, 2019
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, https://ffprwa.com.

Between “The End” and the Upload, How to Prepare Your Manuscript Ready for Self-Publication
Sponsor: Romantic Women’s Fiction Chapter of RWA
Fee: RWF Members: FREE / RWA Members: $30 / General Public: $40
Date: October 14–27, 2019
Presenter: Joan Leacott
FMI, https://romanticwomensfictionwriters.wordpress.com/online-courses/.

Facebook Launch Parties for Authors
Fee: $10.00
Dates: October 21–27, 2019
Presenter: Lynda Rees
FMI, http://fthrw.com/upcoming-workshops or workshops@fthrw.com.


November Online Workshops


Freedom and Framework: Story Planning for Pantsers
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–27, 2019
Presenter: Cathy Chant
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.
 
Novellas and How to Knock ’Em Out Fast
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–27, 2019
Presenter: Ivy Quinn
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.

Insanity in the Age of Madness
Sponsor: The Beau Monde Chapter’s Regency Academe
Fee: $25–30.00
Date: November 1–29, 2019
Presenter: Louisa Cornell
FMI, https://thebeaumonde.com/resources/academe/.

Graphics for Social Media
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15–30.00
Date: November 1–30, 2019
Presenter: Brandy Ayers
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org.

What is Criminal Profiling?
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15–30.00
Date: November 1–30, 2019
Presenter: Pete Klismet
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org.

Writing Multiple Series
Sponsor: Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers
Fee: $5 members; $15 non-members
Date: November 4–10, 2019
Presenter: Marie Force
FMI, https://cprw.rwa.org

Synopsis Writing Boot Camp (Limit 10 Students)
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55| Non-Member $65
Date: November 2–16, 2019
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV2.

Fall in Love with NaNoWriMo
Sponsor: NEORWA
Fee: Free
Date: November 4–29, 2019
Presenter: NEORWA
FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/.

Playing Hide and Seek in the Digital World
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00
Date: November 4–29, 2019
Presenter: Frank Ahearn
FMI, Ruchama Burrell, workshop chairperson, wokshops@fthrw.com.

Overwriting Oh Nos! Trimming Your Prose the Painless Way
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $24 | Non-Member $35
Date: November 4–29, 2018
Presenter: JoSelle Vanderhooft
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV4.

Writing Erotic Romance and Erotica (topic change)
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25 | Non-Member $35
Date: November 4–29, 2019 (no class the week of Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV1.

Writing YA/NA Historical Romance
Sponsor: YARWA
Fee: $25 for members/$30 non-YARWA members
Date: November 4–29, 2019
Presenter: Lynn Lovegreen
FMI, http://yarwa.com/workshops/.

(WEBINAR) How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 5, 2019
Presenter: Penny Sansevieri
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/.
 
Developing a Vocabulary for Writing Emotion
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: November 5–December 5, 2019
Presenter: Laurie Sanders
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV3.




CONTEST FORMAT: Contest Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Fee
Deadline
Eligibility
Entry
Categories
Judges
Final Judges
Top Prize
FMI (entry form, rules, score sheet, contact, Web site info)

CONFERENCE FORMAT:
Conference Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Location (place, city, state)
Fee
Date
Speakers [up to five individuals (authors, agents, editors, specialists, etc.), also indicate which ONE speaker is to be featured in the RWR]
Publishing Houses (house names only, no additional individual editor names)
Agencies (agency names only, no additional individual agent names)
Conference Features (workshops, multi-track, panels, appointments, critiques, awards, book fair/signing, raffles)
FMI (contact, website info)

WORKSHOP FORMAT (FOR INTENSIVE, HANDS-ON, SINGLE-TOPIC, OR SINGLE-SPEAKER CONFERENCES):
Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Location (place, city, state)
Fee
Date
Presenter
Topic
Workshop Features (critiques, book fair/signing)
FMI (contact, website info)

ONLINE WORKSHOP FORMAT:
Online Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Fee
Date
Presenter
FMI (contact, website info)

Deadlines are firm. Deadline for the December issue (which will include items with a contest deadline or conference date in January, February, or March or with an online workshop date in February) is October 1. Deadline for the January issue (which will include items with a contest deadline or conference date in February, March, or April or with an online workshop date in March) is November 1. Please follow the formats at the end of the website listings, not in the abbreviated RWR listings. Email submissions confirmed by reply—if no reply is received in 48 hours, please resend or follow up. No attachments please. Send to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!