WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

Oct 07
2017
Green Bay
9:30 - 3:00; Comfort Suites, Green Bay

Join Green Bay members for a FREE Saturday workshop with Colleen Belongea. Colleen is a former LT. for the Green Bay Police Department, she is a Criminal Justice Instructor for NWTC, as well as a State of Wisconsin DOJ Instructor certified to teach in the LE Academy. Colleen will present the following workshops: 1. Women and Law Enforcement…why they get into LE, why they leave, promotions, etc. How to survive in the field, how to build a career in the field, what are quick career killers for women; 2. Defense and Arrest Tactics; and 3. Law enforcement responses & a LE officer’s perspective on the changes in society and challenges for officers. Detailed schedule forthcoming.
Oct 14
2017
Wausau
10:00-12:00 at Marathon County Library (2nd Floor Small Conference Room), 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI

Marketing Continued. Learn how BookFunnel Bundles and Instafreebie can help you with marketing your book.
Oct 21
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Polish and Submit Workshop with Cheryl Yeko: Bring your query letter drafts, summaries, author bios, elevator speeches, pitches - whatever you would like to polish. We'll take a look at the whole process of submission and how to keep track of what you send out, the responses, and how to accept a rejection and move on.
Nov 01
2017
Green Bay
11:30 - 3:00; 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs
Nov 11
2017
Chippewa Falls
10:00-12:30; 29 Pines at Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire

Successful Storylines: Bring examples of your favorite, or least favorite, storylines. Why did this one work and that one did not? Are you having trouble with the storyline in your current project? Maybe we can help you brainstorm a fix. If you come away with nothing more than a good time with a group of fun ladies, you win!
Nov 18
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs and First Page Feedback We will be laying out strategy for our 2018 Programming Calendar for the first hour. Bring your ideas and be prepared to brainstorm about what would make for valuable seminars/presentations/talks/workshops. The second half of the meeting will be First Page Feedback. Bring the first page (or first 300 words) of your work-in-progress to read to the group. Members will offer comments about two things that they liked or worked well and one thing that might need improvement. In the past, this has provided our members with a nice boost to their confidence!

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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: