About Our Chapter

About Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers
Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers is a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our members range from State College to Lancaster, Williamsport to Hanover and beyond, and we meet centrally once a month near Harrisburg. While the romance genre is a focus for most of our members, we meet monthly to hear presentations regarding the craft, research, and business components of all aspects of the publishing industry.

CPRW meets monthly (see below for details). Meetings feature guest speakers, critique sessions, market news, networking, and more. But as a member, what do you get besides meetings? In 2017, we received the first Chapter Excellence Award (small chapters, under 50 members) from RWA. We believe our membership and the programs we offer on an ongoing basis are the main contributing factors to our receipt of this award. Click the link in the sidebar to learn more about these programs.

The most common remark made by new members after spending time at a meeting with us: "I've found my people!" Prospective members may attend two meetings before being required to join. So you get to check us out, risk-free. At the third meeting, you must join to be allowed to attend any further meetings. Membership in Romance Writers of America is required, and information on joining RWA can be found here: http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=521. In addition to RWA membership, current CPRW annual membership dues are $28, and includes all of our meetings, a monthly newsletter, and an annual holiday party.

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: The offices of PennLive, 2020 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Note: Most meetings are held here, with occasional exceptions that will be indicated as appropriate.
Topic: Attendees will have an opportunity to receive first-page critiques from industry professionals. The panel will include: Sandra Bush (author and member of PennWriters), Lucy Score (author), and Jacki King (graduate of Seton Hill University and comedy writer).

The first page (up to 300 words) must be submitted by noon, Friday, Oct. 5 to HeidiHormel@hotmail.com. The first 10 submissions will be guaranteed a read.

The way the program will work is: Your page will be read and the the three panelists will give their feedback on that page. We also allow members to chime in with their comments. The page will not be identified by title, genre, or author.

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org

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For more information on our chapter, please contact Allison B. Hanson at allisonbhanson@yahoo.com.