Romance in the North
Welcome to the Web site of the Alaska Chapter of Romance Writers of America!
Everything's hotter under the Midnight Sun!
As a non-profit chapter of RWA, the AKRWA focuses on developing and encouraging writing among our members, both published and unpublished. Through monthly meetings and critique groups, mentorships, retreats, conferences, seminars, book signings, media relations, and contests, we support all stages of a writer's career. We host one contest each year, and encourage all members to participate in planning and/or judging.
Alaska is a perfect setting in which to write. With long winter nights, long summer days, and beautiful scenery, inspiration waits around every corner.
We invite you to visit our monthly chapter meetings -- they are open to the public and you may visit up to three times without committing to membership. Please note that critique meetings are not open to non-members. See below for the next chapter meeting place and time. If you'd like a membership application you can download it above (in the File Downloads area).
You must be a member of the national Romance Writers of America in order to join AKRWA. Please see link on the side of this page for more information on the national organization.
The 6th Annual Alaska Break-up Contest is open for entries
The 6th Annual Alaska Break-Up Contest
Sponsor: Alaska Chapter of RWA
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Final Judge: Libby Murphy, Managing Editor at Entangled Publishing
Top Prize: Personal critique of the 10 page entry by NYT bestselling author, Cherry Adair
For more details, click on the "Contest tab"
**Due to lack of participation, the next business meeting will be held on April 2, Tuesday. Please join us.
Regular Chapter Membership/Business meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m. Non-members should feel free to join us and see what we're about. You may attend up to three chapter meetings before deciding whether to join. Membership requirements include joining the national RWA organization. For info about RWA, use our link (above left), or type the following address into your browser: www.rwanational.org.
Next AKRWA membership meeting:
February 25, 2013 -- Title Wave Books at 6:00 PM
CRAFT MEETINGS are held on the second Tuesday of every month. They are open to current members of AKRWA only. Exact dates are announced here and at the chapter meetings. Second Tuesday meetings are held at Jitters Coffee House in Eagle River at 6:00pm, unless otherwise noted. If any member is interested in a critique group or partner, please attend a craft or business meeting, and our Critique Coordinator will match you with someone.
Next craft meeting
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
QUOTES of the Month:
"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." -- Barbara Kingsolver
"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for." � Ray Bradbury
Benefits of Membership
Members receive support via e-mail, critique meetings, writing exercises and guest speakers or programs at monthly meetings. Tip sheets, Web-links, personal interaction, updated market reports and contest news are also provided. Members are also invited to join the AKRWA Yahoo loop. Retreats and conferences are a part of the yearly agenda as well.
So much more than monthly meetings!
Yearly membership rates are $25.00. Payments can be made by check or cash when in person. Download Membership Application