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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.

2023 Dates:

For more information, click on the month.

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January 17

Gwyn Jordan

Literary Agent

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April 18

Melanie Harlow

USA Today Bestselling Author

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July 18

TBD

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October 17

TBD

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February 21

Laurie Schnebly Campbell

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May 16

TBD

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August 15

TBD

Flying Books

November 21

TBD

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March 21

Sylvia Hubbard

Award Winning Best Selling Author

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June 20

TBD

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September 19

TBD

Toast

December TBD

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

January - TBD
January-July
July - TBD

Gwyn Jordan - Gold Dust Literary Agency

TBD

February - TBD
August - TBD
February-August

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

TBD

March - TBD
September - TBD
March-September

Sylvia Hubbard - "Winning with Kindle Vella"

TBD

April - TBD
October - TBD
April-October

Melanie Harlow - "Writing "Unputdownable" Romance"

TBD

May - TBD
November - TBD
May-November

TBD

TBD

June - TBD
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 2023, receive prizes, and have fun! 

A Recap of 2022 Speakers

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Jan - Betina Krahn - "Publishing Over the Long Haul"

Feb - Shirley Jump

Mar - All Things Writerly Chat

Apr - Belle Calhoune & Reese Ryan - "Building Community in Diverse Small Town Romance"

May - Nancy Gideon - "Produce Without Excuse"

Jun - Nancy Yeaman - "Development: From Book to Television Movie"

Jul - Angelina Lopez - "How to Create Alpha Heroines Readers Will Root For"

Aug - LGBTQ+ Panel with Heather Novak, Celia Mulder, and Ava March

Sept - Beverly Jenkins

Oct - Meg Easton - "Writing Description That Will Immerse Readers in Your Story"

Nov - Zoe York

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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