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.

2016 IGO Contest winners:
Contemporary: Jessica Holt (Hearts on the Vine)
Erotic: Sionna Fox (Bound To)
Historical: Eleri Grace (This is Us)
Inspirational: Shelia Queen Shook (The Wager)
Paranormal: A.Y. Chao (Soul Affinity)
Romantic Suspense: Meta Caroll (Semper Fi)
Best of the Best: Sionna Fox (Bound To)

**Mark your calendar! The 2017 IRWA Conference, Writers on the Lamb, features Kristen Lamb of WANA and the Warrior Writers blog, and will be held April 22, 2017. Register early since space is limited to 50 attendees! See the link under Contests/Events/Links above.**

**2017 Program Schedule** Many programs are recorded and available to members for viewing and listening!
January 14, 2017 - Mark Kamish: ACX Audiobooks
February 11, 2017 - Megan Musgrave: The Craft of Story
March 11, 2017 - Kim Castillo: Author Assistants
April 8, 2017 - Shyla Colt: Diversity in Writing
May 13, 2017 - JP Bastin: GMC Workshop
June 10, 2017 - Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee: How to Pitch Your Book
July 9, 2017 - Lynne Greeley: Critique/Brainstorming Session
August 12, 2017 - RWA Conference Review; Lacey Thorne: Writing Sexual Tension
September 9, 2017 - Jillian Jacobs: Good Tips for Writing Bad People
October 14, 2017 - Kennedy Layne/Mr. Layne: How to be A Successful Author/Supportive Spouse


Upcoming Meeting

Date: 1/14/2017

Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Franklin Road Branch Library
5550 S. Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Topic: Mark Kamish: ACX Audiobooks

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.