WisRWA Calendar

Oct 06
2018
WisRWA 2018 Fall Workshop
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fall Workshop on October 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild, WI. Registration is now OPEN! For more information, click the Workshop tab.
Apr 05
2019
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

May 19
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Chapter One Workshop

Open discussion: Christine Schimpf will lead an informal exchange between authors about the kinds of problems we all share from Time Management to POV. This is also a time when we can share our best moments and what we enjoy the most about the writing journey.

Roundtable Discussion: Bring in Chapter One or a 1500 word scene from your WIP for general feedback and encouragement from the group. This is the safest and most supportive environment for writers to find out what we are doing that's great and what we might be missing on the page.
Jun 06
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Works in Progress Brainstorming

Have you reached a roadblock in your novel? Do you have questions about your plot? Join us as we work together to brainstorm our Works In Progress!
Jun 16
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Dialogue

Writing natural sounded dialogue can be hard! Bring in some examples of good and bad dialogue and we'll discuss what works, what doesn't, and how to master writing dialogue.
Jun 16
2018
Milwaukee
11-2 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Short Stories and Anthologies

We'll be discussing the ins and outs of writing short stories and putting together anthologies. A light luncheon will be served.
Jul 04
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

GGBA Has Talent

Bring the first page of your work in progress and join us as our narrator reads each page aloud and the group gives feedback to the anonymous author!
Jul 21
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Time for a Write-In!

We're getting together to WRITE! Bring your Work In Progress and join us your fellow authors as we get some writing accomplished.

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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, Greater 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: