Chapter Spotlight: New Hampshire RWA

Spotlighting RWA chapters

By Sandi Bixler, 
Chapter President

NHRWA, the New Hampshire Chapter of RWA, was incorporated in 2002. We meet on the second Saturday of each month in the Bow, NH library. Our get-togethers are hybrid: we attend in-person or on zoom. Using zoom is convenient for many members and allows us to have speakers from around the country.

After our general meeting at 11:00 am, we have a brown-bag lunch and an informal chat. When we finish our lunches, we listen and interact with our day’s presenter. Our guest speakers have covered all areas, from the craft of writing, common mistakes, tips for success, to the use of social media, and marketing. We have also enjoyed talks with agents, editors, and multi-published authors. If you’re looking for more guidance for your work in progress, our chapter offers critiques with prompt feedback. During the months of July and August, we take a break, but we usually offer a summer challenge. For myself, the challenge has been a wonderful incentive to write daily.

Our chapter is small, currently 20 members. Our membership includes writers from Maine, Massachusetts, and of course New Hampshire and other surrounding areas. But all are welcome. If you’re interested in joining, you can attend two meetings (in person or online) free of charge. If you wish to visit, we ask that you contact us in advance. That way we can connect you with our hospitality chair who can answer your questions and pass on the zoom link if needed. Whether you are new to storytelling or have been on the writing journey for years, we encourage you to come and meet our supportive, welcoming group.

This year we are considering sponsoring a Blurb Contest. Watch the RWR for more information.

If you are interested in more information, we have a website at:

We can also be reached at: [email protected]


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