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GDRW meets the third Tuesday of every month via Zoom from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m., except for December. 

We are dedicated to supporting the writing goals of all our members through networking, featured speakers covering topics on craft or business, critique sessions, and pitch practice. We work to provide a stimulating and productive environment for both the aspiring and the professional writer.

2024 Dates:

For more information, click on the month.

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January 16

Cindy Dees

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Out to Sea Laptop

April 16

TBD

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July 16

TBD

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October 15

TBD

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February 20

L. Penelope

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May 21

TBD

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August 20

TBD

Flying Books

November 19

TBD

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March 19

Author Ines Johnson

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June 18

TBD

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September 17

TBD

Toast

December 10

GRDW is on break for the holiday! We will meet for dinner, awards, prizes, and fun. Closed to guests.

January - Cindy Dees
January-July
July - 

Cindy Dees - "A Night of talking writing, craft, marketing, pleasing readers...oh, and tropes. Lots of  tropes" 

TBD

February - L. Penelope
August - 
February-August

"World Building for Any Genre"

TBD

March - Ines Johnson
September - 
March-September

"Page Turning Pacing"

TBD

April - 
October - 
April-October

TBD

TBD

May - 
November - 
May-November

TBD

TBD

June - 
December - Holiday Party
June-December

TBD

Members of GDRW are welcome to join us at a location to be announced on the second Tuesday of December at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate another year of our chapter, recognize the winner of our Joan Shapiro service award for 2024, receive prizes, and have fun! 

A Recap of 2023 Speakers

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Jan - Gwyn Jordan - Gold Dust Literary Agency

Feb - Laurie Schnebly Campbell - " Creating Your Hero's Fatal Flaw"

Mar - Sylvia Hubbard - "Winning with Kindle Vella"

Apr - Melanie Harlow - "Writing "Unputdownable" Romance"

May - Literary Agent with the Jane Rotrosen Agency NYC

Jun - Becca Syme - Better Faster Learning Academy

Jul - Sierra London - Marketing Presentation

Aug - Anjanette Barr - "Traditional vs. Indie Publishing"

Sept - Shelley Adina - "Back-Cover Copy: A Hands-on Workshop"

Oct - Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency - "Ask Me Anything"

Nov - Valerie Twombly - "Selling Direct: How to sell direct on a budget and why you should be doing it."

Dec - Holiday Party

How to Join...

Membership in GDRW is open to all persons seriously pursuing a writing career in the romance genre.  Click button to find out more.

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