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Founded in 1993, Iowa Romance Novelists (IRN) is the central Iowa chapter of Romance Writers of America® and we'd like to tell you a little bit about ourselves. 

Who we are:

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 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 occastionally we do field trips. The topic and the location is announced prior to the meeting date.

Our Typical Meeting:

10:00 AM - Chapter Business Meeting 

 11:00 AM - Critique

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Program (See listing below)

1:00 PM - Optional lunch at nearby restaurant for those who choose to go.

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Membership Benefits

Just to list a few:

  • Each member will receive our new member information packet with suggested reading, information about publisher guidelines, and tips from writing experts.
  • IRN News: our online/forum/email loop containing useful updates, informative articles, and writing information.
  • IRN Cafe: our online/forum/email loop to celebrate your steps toward success and to keep you motivated toward your writing goals.
  • A chapter reference library with workshop CDs and books on writing and publishing topics.
  • Access to workshops and conferences about writing and publication.
  • The camaraderie and support of fellow writers!

Interested In Joining?

If after hearing about IRN you're interested and would like to find out more about us, please feel free to visit one of our meetings. Visitors may attend one meeting free of charge and there is no obligation to join. We meet at 10:00 AM on the third Saturday of every month (except December) at the Urbandale Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322.

If you decide to join...

  • First, you must join Romance Writers of America®.  RWA dues are $99 annually, with a one-time processing fee of $25. We have forms available or you may visit the RWA website and download a form.
  • IRN dues are currently $30 annually. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, or would just like to be added to our mailing list, feel free to contact us!