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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 We are committed to the support and encouragement of our members, both published and unpublished as they pursue their writing goals.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.

- A Writer's Book of Days - Read and discuss chapter each month
- Ticket to Win - Earn tickets by doing small steps to complete a project
- Monthly Critique - Bring up to 15 pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times or Courier. You will bring your work and take someone else's critique to return the following month.

January - Choose motivational coaches for rest of the year/Group critiques
February - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Kali VanBaale - Craft program of her choice - More details later.
March - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Cheryl St. John
April - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Kylie Brandt
May - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Leigh Michaels
June - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Colleen Bradford Krantz
July - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Re-check Goals/Mini-Critique
August - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Kerry Feldman-Writing a synopsis-blurb
September - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Fall mini retreat - bring a potluck dish
October - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Mini-Critique
November - Book discussion -15-20 minutes/Elections/Reveal Programs 2019
December - Holiday/Awards lun

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 1PM
Location: Pleasant Hill Library - 5151 Maple Dr # 2, Pleasant Hill IA 50327
Topic: Choose motivational coaches for rest of the year./Group critiques.

Questions? Contact iowaromnovel@yahoo.com

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