Chapter Events

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


Email chapterevents@rwa.org to submit your event.

Disclaimer: RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.



Contests

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**Open to published and unpublished authors


August Contests


The Big Apple Contest
Sponsor: RWA/NYC
Fee: $20–30
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Entry: first chapter (up to 25 pages) of an unpublished manuscript
Final Judge: Meghan Farrell, Managing Editor, Tule Publishing
FMI: visit rwanyc.com/contest, or for questions, email bigapplecontest@gmail.com


2002 Romance Through the Ages Contest
Sponsor: Hearts Through History Chapter
Fee: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Entry: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/rtta-contest/
Judges: First Round judged by experienced authors/readers; Category finalists judged by an editor or agent
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/rtta-contest/first-round-judge-sign-up/

 

Conferences

No conferences have been submitted at this time.

 

Online Workshops 

 

August Online Workshops

 

Website Tips & Tricks – 15 Lessons to Supercharge Your Author 

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers 
Fee: A2P Member $15| Non-Member $30 
Date: August 1 - 31, 2022 (one month)
Presenter: Barb Drozdowich
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb or email workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com


Creating the Framework for Stories that Sell

Sponsor: ARWA
Fee: ARWA Member $15 | Non-Member $30
Date: August 6, 2022, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT
Presenter: Grace Wynter
FMI: https://austinrwa.org/special-events/


How to Structure and Analyze a Great Scene

Sponsor: Coeur du Bois - RWA
Fee: CBC-RWA Member $0 | Non-Member $5
Date: August 6, 2022, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. MT
Presenter: Abigail K. Perry
FMI: https://cbcrwa.com/meetings-events/


Crash Course: Interactive & Episodic Fiction
Sponsor: AKRWA
Fee: AKRWA members free, non-members $10
Date: August 13, 2022, 1-3 pm Central Standard Time
Presenter: Kate Johnson
FMI: https://akrwa.com/events

 

What’s Your Vision – Using a Vision Board to Help You Get Everything Your Heart Desires 

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers 
Fee: A2P Member No Charge| Non-Member $10 
Date: August 13, 2022, 9 AM PT (approx. 90 minutes)
Presenter: Peggy Jaeger
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb or email workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

The Economy of Words: Writing Short Story Romances 

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers 
Fee: A2P Member $10| Non-Member $25 
Date: August 15 -28, 2022 (two weeks)
Presenter: Savannah J. Frierson
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb or email workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

 

September Online Workshops

 

Digging Deep: Researching Your Novel

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: September 5 - 30, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/digging-deep-research-sept-22/ 

Essentials of Characterization and Plotting

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: September 5 - 30, 2022
Presenter: Tambra Nicole Kendall 
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/essentials-of-characterization-and-plotting-l-sept-22/

Fictionalizing Your Holidays

Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member, $25 / FF&P NonMember, $35
Date: September 5 - 30, 2022
Presenter: Sally Walker
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/fictionalizing-your-holidays/

Prep for NaNoWriMo the Bare Bones Way

Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member $25 / FF&P NonMember $35
Date: September 5 - 30, 2022
Presenter: Catherine Chant
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/prep-for-nanowrimo/

Writing MM/MFM

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: September 5 - 30, 2022
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/writing-mm-mfm-sept-22/ 

Fan Service and Reader Engagement

 Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers 
Fee: A2P Member, No Charge| Non-Member, $10 
Date: September 10, 2022, 10 AM PT (approx. 90 minutes)
Presenter: Jen Graybeal
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb   OR email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

Writing the Romantic Novella 

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers 
Fee: A2P Member $10 | Non-Member $25 
Date: September 12 - 23, 2022 (two weeks)
Presenter: Catherine Chant
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb   OR email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

To have your chapter's contest, conference, or online workshop included in the RWR and on this web page, please send the pertinent information (following the format above) to chapterevents@rwa.org


Disclaimer:
RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.