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, December 1, 2018
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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: The December "meeting" is our annual members-only holiday party. Please see the discussion loop or newsletter for details. Our January meeting will be a 2019 planning meeting, held at our regular time and location.

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org

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