About Our Chapter

About Heart of Dixie Romance Writers
Heart of Dixie Chapter 51 is an affiliated chapter of Romance Writers of America©. As such, HOD must follow all bylaws and policies of RWA. Persons interested in joining HOD must be members of RWA as well. Members of Heart of Dixie must abide by the RWA Bylaws and Policies and Procedures in addition to the HOD Bylaws and Policies & Procedures. Copies of these documents may be requested from any Board Member.

Heart of Dixie seeks to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and established in their field and provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

To find out more about Heart of Dixie or if you have questions, please email us at contact@heartofdixie.org.

***If you would like to join the HOD chapter of RWA, dues are $30 per year. You must be a member of RWA first. Please see the RWA membership page for more information about joining the national organization*** Also, please contact any of the email addresses on this page for more information.

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: HOD typically meets the second Saturday of every month.
Time: Meetings begin at 12PM.
After the meeting, we invite everyone to join us at a location TBA for food and socializing.
Location: Heart of Dixie usually meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Cullman Museum in Cullman, Alabama. Meetings start at noon. The first hour is our business meeting, following by a short social break. The scheduled speaker/program will begin at approximately 1:30 and will last about an hour.
Directions to the museum:
Our current meeting place is in the second-floor meeting room of the Cullman County Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman, AL.

Directions from I-65:
Exit at #310. Head east. (For those coming from the south, east is to your right. For those coming from the north, east is left.) Proceed 1 mile to a stoplight by an Exxon station. This road is Highway 31. Turn right (south). You will continue south on Highway 31 for 3.8 miles where you will turn left (east) on Arnold St. Visual clues are an old Shell station on the right and an AutoZone store on the left. On Arnold St. you will cross a set of railroad tracks. Ahead on your right are a large parking lot and a yellow two-story building. This is the Cullman County Museum. Enter the front of the building and go upstairs to the meeting room. An elevator is available.


March 9
NYT bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris presents
*Writing the Long Series*

April 14
Best selling author and ghost writer Virginia McCullough presents
*Beyond Setting - Creating an Environment for Your Characters
and Let's Dress Up - Rhythm, Rhyme and Adding Pizzazz*

May 12
Come join the party and help stuff goody bags for the Readers Luncheon

June 2
Readers Luncheon - Keynote Speaker: *NYT bestselling author Emily March*
Ms. March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America. Tickets on sale! Link is upper right under Contest/Events/Links.

July 14
Plot-luck (Tentative)

August 11
To be announced

September 8
Dr. Catherine Roach presents *Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture.* Dr. Roach is a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences of the New College at the University of Alabama. She writes as Catherine LaRoche.

Retreat date to be announced - for members only

November 10
To be announced

December 8
Christmas Party - for members only

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