About Our Chapter

About Indiana RWA
Indiana Romance Writers of America is chapter #15 of the Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Our Chapter was founded January 1, 1982, and incorporated in 1985. We are a professional organization dedicated to creating high-quality romance writing in all genres through education and networking among authors, editors, agents, and others in the publishing industry. Our mission is to educate and encourage authors at all levels in their pursuit of excellence in romance writing.

Congratulations to IRWA President Mellanie Szereto for receiving the 2016 RWA Service Award! The award was presented at the RWA National Conference in San Diego.

The 2016 IGO Contest is now closed! Good luck to all the entrants! Check out all IGO's past finalists and winners via the link in Contests/Events/Links.

Check out our 2016 Programs! Visitors may attend up to 2 meetings prior to joining IRWA.
August 13, 2016 - RWA National Conference Review and Discussion
September 10, 2016 - Ava Cuvay: Writing a Synopsis
October 8, 2016 - Brenda Hiatt
November 11-13, 2016 - Bradford Woods Retreat

Want to join the chapter, but can't attend most meetings? We now offer AV recordings of most monthly programs to members only via Vimeo!

Mark your calendar!!! The 2017 IRWA Write Business Conference, featuring Kristen Lamb of the Warrior Writers blog and WANA International, will be held April 22, 2017. Details coming soon!

Upcoming Meeting

Date: 8/13/2016

Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Irvington Branch Library
5625 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Topic: Chapter members who attended the RWA National Conference in San Diego will share their experiences and answer questions about the conference.

Questions? Contact IRWAPresident@gmail.com

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2016 IRWA Program Schedule
Every month IRWA has something to offer aspiring and published authors. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, January through October, at the Irvington Branch Library, located at 5625 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN or other specially noted location.

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For more information on our chapter, please contact Mellanie Szereto at mellanieszereto@hotmail.com.