Romance in the North
Everything's hotter under the Midnight Sun!
Welcome to the Web site of the Alaska Chapter of Romance Writers of America!
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chapter of RWA, the AKRWA focuses on developing and encouraging writing among our members, both published and unpublished.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.
Pres. Boone Brux
V. Pres. Jae Awkins
Sec. Lynn Lovegreen
Treas. Sandy Shacklett
And the 2014 Winners Are . . .
For the 6th annual Alaska Break-up contest:
1st Place - A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Katherine Jackson
2cnd Place - A Woman's Place by Sherry Isaac
3rd Place - Damned if She Do By Janet Walden-West
BUSINESS MEETINGSRegular 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/business meeting:
Will be postponed due to the Holiday Season until Tuesday, January 27th 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Title Wave Books, 1360 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska.
CRAFT MEETINGSAre held on the second Tuesday of every month. They are open to current members of AKRWA only. Exact dates are announced here, on the chapter email listserve and at 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, November 11th - 6:00 p.m. At Jitters Coffee House 11401 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River, Alaska. Topic: Metaphors and Deep Point of View.
QUOTES of the Month:
"My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don't really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over.” Zadie Smith
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