WisRWA Calendar

May 19
2017
2017 WisRWA Conference
May 19 - 21, 2017
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Featuring best-selling authors Christie Craig, Virginia Kantra, and Sarah MacLean.

Register now under the Conference tab!

Meeting Times

Mar 03
2017
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

The Haves and Have-Nots of Website Design for Today's Author: Join Elle J. Rossi of EJR Digital for an interactive discussion on author websites. What works? What doesn't? Learn how to get the most bang for your buck and hear new ideas on how to engage readers at your cyber home.

**Please note this is a FRIDAY, not our usual 1st Wed. of the month.**
Mar 11
2017
Chippewa Falls
10:00 to 12:30, 29 Pines at the Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, 5872 33rd Ave. (on Hwy 29), Eau Claire

Whether you’re drafting your first novel or making edits on your twentieth, we all battle the same enemy…TIME. How can we be expected to write with all the demands of social media, contracts and bookkeeping, day jobs and families? Come share your ideas and hear ours.
Mar 11
2017
Wausau
10:30-12:30 - Vino Latte 700 Grand Ave, Wausau

 Character Excavation, presented by Kristan Higgins, Farrah Rochon, Damon Suede from 2016 RWA National Conference: "In this session, the speakers will drill down past arcs and stereotypes into what makes fictional folks burn and shimmer on the page. They'll also unpack some helpful tools: the power of deep characterization to structure your story, how to skirt the swamps of backstory and the traps of tropes, and the source of that essential spark that brings fictional folks to life (and love) on the page."
Mar 18
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

TRENDS IN PUBLISHING: Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company says, “I think you can call the talk A bookseller's take on trends in publishing," and yes, he pays attention to things going on outside his bookstore. Daniel will talk about the relationships between publisher/bookstore and novelist/bookstore, as well as field questions about book launches and readings.

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About WisRWA

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Whether you are a beginning writer, or a seasoned, award-winning author, WisRWA is the right place for you!

  • Do you want to network with other writers?
  • Do you want to meet agents and publishers?
  • Do you want to improve your skills and grow your readership?
  • Do you want to have a successful romance writing career?

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America (WisRWA) will support you through every stage of your career.

We hold monthly meetings with professional development workshops on the writing craft and publishing (traditional and indie) in five areas across the state – Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau. The groups offer encouragement, industry and marketing information, and educational and critique opportunities.

Every year WisRWA hosts an annual conference or intensive workshop where writers can learn, network, and meet with editors/agents. We also hold two writing contests each year, one for published and one for unpublished writers.

Our Mission

The mission of WISCONSIN ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers.

Benefits of WisRWA Membership

Top 10 Reasons WisRWA is right for you

  1. WisRWA gives you access to agents and publishers.
  2. WisRWA helps you to network with other writers.
  3. WisRWA provides ongoing workshops on writing craft and the publishing industry.
  4. WisRWA groups meet in five locations throughout the state.
  5. WisRWA helps you find mentors and critique partners.
  6. WisRWA provides a lending library for your professional development.
  7. WisRWA offers contests for published and yet-to-be published authors.
  8. WisRWA maintains a research database of subject-matter experts to help you with your character development.
  9. WisRWA hosts an annual conference packed with industry professionals, workshops, and opportunity.
  10. WisRWA supports you in every stage of your career!

WisRWA membership is open to any RWA® member in good standing and costs only $25 per year.

See our Calendar page for upcoming meetings and events. See our Board page for contact information if you have further questions about WisRWA.

About RWA

Founded in 1981, Romance Writers of America® (RWA®) is a national non-profit organization of published and unpublished fiction writers and related professionals. With over 8,000 members located world-wide, RWA® offers many benefits and services:

  • A monthly magazine focusing on the business and craft of writing, including current market information
  • An annual conference offering workshops, editor/agent appointments, networking with other writers and the annual RITA® and Golden Heart® awards ceremony.
  • Professionally judged contests for published authors (the RITA®) and unpublished writers (the Golden Heart®), both highly regarded by the publishing industry.
  • A professional relations committee that services members in dealing with problems in the publishing area.
  • Special interest chapters.
  • Official RWA®-sponsored web site and email discussion groups.

More Resources

For information about romance publishing and RWA, check out the following links:

Chapter Service Award

It’s that time of year again where we accept nominations for the Chapter Service Award, which will be awarded at our workshop, “Fall into Fiction” on October 8, 2016. This award honors a member who has given greatly of his or her time and talents to WisRWA over the previous year or years. We have so many amazing members willing to help out, and this is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for someone who has gone above and beyond the call to service.

Download the following files:
More information
Nomination form

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