WisRWA Calendar

Oct 06
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. For more information, click the Workshop tab.
Apr 05
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

Mar 17
11:00-2:30; Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level), 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa

Get Ready to Indie!

WisRWA Member, Nicolette Pierce will share details about self-publishing. Find out if self-publishing is right for you, when to know if you're ready and many more things surrounding this type of publishing.
Apr 04
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Deep Motivation/Deep Character Emotion

WisRWA Member Gini Athey will highlight ways to use character emotions in our writing to give the reader a more fulfilling experience.
Apr 14
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Author Business Plans

Learn how to set goals, how to draft a timeline that will help lead you to success as we learn the ins and outs of Author Business Plans.
Apr 14
10-12:00 at Marathon County Library 300 North First Street, Wausau

How to Write Faster

WisRWA member Valerie Clarizio joins the Wausau area to share her expertise in how to write our first drafts fast get our books finished.
May 02
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Deep Point of View

As authors, we hear it all the time - but what does it really mean, and how can we incorporate it into our novels? Join us as we find out!
May 12
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Conference Preparation

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet other writers, learn about craft, and of course, meet and pitch to editors and agents. Come and learn how to get the most out of your conference experience!
May 12
10-12:00 at Marathon County Library 300 North First Street, Wausau

Using Canva to Help Market Your Books and your Brand

Want to learn how to design memes? Lyn Cote and Amy Sandas will teach us the ins and outs of Canva, a program that enables anyone to become a designer!
May 19
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Stress Relief for Writers

Join our authors as we hunker down to write, share ideas, and brainstorm to solve any roadblocks we've met. WisRWA member Vicky Hinshaw will focus on Stress Relief for Authors.

WisRWA Newsletter

About WisRWA


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: