Chapter Events

View events hosted by RWA chapters. Looking for more chapter contests, workshops, and events? Click the links below to see what RWA's chapters are offering in the coming months.


 

Chapter: SVR 2020 Meetings

Begin Date: 11/01/2019
End Date: 12/31/2020
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Meetings are held online via Zoom. Please email SacValleyRoseInfo@gmail.com for ID and Password information to participate.

Chapter: SRW 2020 Chapter Meetings

Begin Date: 01/01/2020
End Date: 12/31/2020
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Chapter Gateway Testing

Begin Date: 01/01/2020
End Date: 01/31/2021
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Event used to test a chapters payment gateway.

Chapter: HCRW How to Write a Successful Holiday Romance

Begin Date: 10/07/2020
End Date: 10/25/2020
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What is the hype with Holiday Romances? Have you ever wondered why so many people write them Holiday Romances? Or why there are so many people that read them? This year alone Hallmark will come out with over One hundred and twenty new Holiday Romance Movi

Chapter: HCRW Hearts & Handcuffs

Begin Date: 11/04/2020
End Date: 11/26/2020
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Readers love cops, but writing believable police and sheriff’s officers can be difficult if you don’t know the procedures cops use to defend themselves and investigate crimes. In this workshop, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight and her husba

Chapter: HCRW 2021 Meetings & Events

Begin Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 12/31/2021
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Chapter: HCRW Spring Conference featuring Farrah Rochon

Begin Date: 03/13/2021
End Date: 03/13/2021
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Heart of Carolina Romance Writers is incredibly pleased to welcome USA Today Bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project Farrah Rochon as the main speaker of their 2021 Spring Conference. Farrah hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has ga

 

Chapter Events and Contests

Local RWA chapters offer a number of conferences, contests, and workshops. Listed below are the chapter contests and conferences scheduled for the coming months.

Please submit all contest, conference, and workshop announcements to chapterevents@rwa.org. A response will be sent via return email. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please follow up. Thank you!

Deadline and format instructions are provided at the end of the column below. Please also send notification of broken or incorrect links to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!

Updated 10/07/2020


Contests

*Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors   
 

October Contests


No October contests reported at this time.


November Contests


35th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker
Sponsor: Hudson Valley RWA
Fee: $10 through September 15; $15, September 16 - November 1
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Eligibility: Published and unpublished romance and YA authors
Entry: Hone your skills for hooking an editor or an agent. Submit the first three pages of your unpublished romance manuscript. All romance genres accepted. Electronic entries only.
Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors
Final judge: Rhonda Penders, President, The Wild Rose Press
Trophies awarded 1st through 3rd places
FMI, entry form, rules, and a sample of the scoresheet, please visit www.hudsonvalleyrwa.org or email hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com.


Conferences

No October or November conferences reported at this time.

December Conferences


Virtual Winter Frolic Conference with Becca Puglisi
Sponsor: New Hampshire Romance Writers of America
Speaker: Becca Puglisi of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
Fee: $59
Date: December 12, 2020
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (streaming will be available for two weeks post conference)
The conference will be include four 1.5 hours each with a 1/2 hour Q&A session after each session and a 1/2 hour lunch break from 1:00-1:30
Topics Include: How to Raise the Stakes (Without Killing Everyone); Hidden Emotion & Subtext: Making Dialogue Crackle with What Isn’t Said; No Wallflowers Allowed: How Powerful Settings Will Elevate Storytelling; First Pages: Tips, Troubleshooting, and Techniques to Make Them Shine
For more information contact: andiramos@andiramos.com or visit our website: http://www.nhrwa.com.


Online Workshops


November Online Workshops


Blurbs and Tag Lines
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–24, 2020
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/
 
Fights in Fiction
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–29, 2020
Presenter: Merien Grey
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Shuffling the Cards: Dealing Yourself More Writing Time in the Game of Life
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–29, 2020
Presenter: Beth Daniels
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Fall in Love with NaNoWriMo 
Sponsor: NEORWA
Fee: Free
Date: November 1–30, 2020
Presenter: NEORWA
FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/ 

The Taoist’s Guide to Staying Sane in the Writing Business
(Two week workshop)
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: November 2–16, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Jeffe Kennedy
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV4.

Critical Lens
Sponsor: Central PA Romance Writers
Fee: $15, CPRW member; $30, non-member
Dates: November 2–22, 2020
Presenter: LaQuette
FMI, https://cprw.rwa.org/CPRW/Education/Education or email info@cprw.org

Expand Your Creativity through Reflective Writing
Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
Fee: $25 RWA Members | $30 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 2–27, 2020
Presenter: Joy Held
FMI, https://starrwa.org/on-line-workshops/

Hearing Voices 101: Creating Distinctive Characters
Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter
Fee: $15 
Date: November 2-27
Presenter: Midnight Voss
FMI: https://rwaonlinechapter.org/

Tips and Tricks for Your Website
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee: $25
Dates: November 2–27, 2020
Presenter: Barb Drozodovich
FMI, email workshops@fthrw.com

Plotting Your Novel BootCamp
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55| Non-Member $65
Date: November 2–30, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV1.

Writing the Psychologist Protagonist and Beyond
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members/$30 Non Members
Date: November 2–30, 2020
Presenter: Bill Percy
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Writing the Sensational Inspirational
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members/$30 Non Members
Date: November 2–30, 2020
Presenter: Katy Lee
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Writing a Synopsis BootCamp
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55| Non-Member $65
Date: November 2–30, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV2.

Mastering Amazon: Ads, Your Backlist, and the Perfect Book Launch [WEBINAR]
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 17, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Penny Sansevieri
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/



CONTEST FORMAT: Contest Name Sponsor (chapter name) Fee Deadline Eligibility Entry Categories Judges Final Judges Top Prize FMI (entry form, rules, score sheet, contact, Web site info) CONFERENCE FORMAT: Conference Name Sponsor (chapter name) Location (place, city, state) Fee Date Speakers [up to five individuals (authors, agents, editors, specialists, etc.), also indicate which ONE speaker is to be featured in the RWR] Publishing Houses (house names only, no additional individual editor names)
Agencies (agency names only, no additional individual agent names)
Conference Features (workshops, multi-track, panels, appointments, critiques, awards, book fair/signing, raffles)
FMI (contact, website info)

WORKSHOP FORMAT (FOR INTENSIVE, HANDS-ON, SINGLE-TOPIC, OR SINGLE-SPEAKER CONFERENCES):
Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Location (place, city, state)
Fee
Date
Presenter
Topic
Workshop Features (critiques, book fair/signing)
FMI (contact, website info)

ONLINE WORKSHOP FORMAT:
Online Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Fee
Date
Presenter
FMI (contact, website info)

Deadlines


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Deadlines are firm. Please follow the formats at the end of the website listings, not in the abbreviated RWR listings. Email submissions confirmed by reply—if no reply is received in 48 hours, please resend or follow up. Send to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you.