About Our Chapter

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 We are committed to the support and encouragement of our members, both published and unpublished as they pursue their writing goals.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

    July - To Plot or Not to Plot By: Oscar Nailor
    August - Joint Meeting with MO/NE
    September - The Muddle in the Middle
    October - Getting to "The End"
    November - Revision
    December - Finish Line! 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 -
    IRN Blog -
    Twitter - @IowaNovelists

    Upcoming Meeting

    Date: July 18th, 2015
    Time: 10:00 – 1:00
    Location: Urbandale Library | 3520 86th Street | Urbandale, IA 50322
    Topic: To Plot or Not to Plot
    Presented by: Oscar Nailor

    Questions? Contact

    Latest News

    For more information on our chapter, please contact Iowa Romance Novelists Chapter of RWA at


    Published Authors

    Click here to see a listing of published authors in our chapter.

    Join Our Chapter

    Click here to learn more about joining our chapter.

    Latest Posts

    Chapter Members

    Members of this chapter can CLICK HERE for full access to this chapter's content.