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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 We are committed to the support and encouragement of our members, both published and unpublished as they pursue their writing goals.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 - Revisions by Kerry Feldmann
February - Social Media by Mary Lee
March - Analyzing Structure by Christine Caudle
April - Podcast: Writing Mechanics
May - Publishing Panel
June - Characters by Virginia Gruver
July - Setting by Jan Walters
August - Joint Meeting with MO/NE (Membership Required To Attend)
September - PitchFest - Crafting the Perfect Pitch, presented by Mary Lee Woods
October - Harlequin Editor - LEARN MORE - http://irnredquill.weebly.com/
November - Conflict by Oscar Nailor
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

Date: September 17th, 2016
Time: 10:30AM - 1PM
Location: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Topic: PitchFest - Crafting the Perfect Pitch, presented by Mary Lee Woods

Questions? Contact iowaromnovel@yahoo.com

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