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About Iowa Romance Novelists
IRN (Iowa Romance Novelists) is the central Iowa Chapter of Romance Writers of America® (RWA) located in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 1993, IRN is the central Iowa chapter of Romance Writers of America®.


We are dedicated to promoting education, excellence, and innovation in a cooperative, friendly atmosphere of integrity, mutual respect, and personal responsibility. We are committed to the support and encouragement of our members, both published and unpublished as they pursue their writing goals.


Each month we have a program on a specific topic. Sometimes we have speakers; other times chapter members present programs, and occasionally we do field trips. The topic and the location are announced prior to the meeting date.

January - Mission Possible-Step One Story Structure by Virginia Gruver
February - Book review of Allison Brennan’s “Kiss Me, Kill Me”
March - Scrivener by Cole Reising
April -
May - Tutorial & Discussion on Conferences - presented by Jan Walters & Virginia Gruver
June - Retreat for members
July - Developing Deeper Characters! Presenter: Cheryl Sease
August - Birth of a Story-Blood and Guts Present: Susan Schaefer
September -
October -
November -
December - Annual Awards Event


10:00 AM - Chapter Business Meeting
11:00 AM - Critique
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Program
1:00 PM - Optional lunch at nearby restaurant for those who choose to go.


Facebook Page - http://facebook.com/iowa.novelists
IRN Blog - http://www.rwa.org/p/bl/et/blogid=249
Twitter - @IowaNovelists

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 10:00AM - 1PM
Location: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Topic: Program: Mission Possible-Step One Story Structure by Virginia Gruver

Questions? Contact iowaromnovel@yahoo.com

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