Welcome to Western New York Romance Writers!

Western New York Romance Writers (WNYRW) is a chapter of the non-profit organization Romance Writers of America (RWA). Our members are also members of RWA, an international organization that boast about 10,000 members worldwide.

Our goal 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 within the romance publishing industry.

We are made up of authors at every stage in their career, from unpublished to multi-published authors. Whether you’re just starting your career, or have been at it for a while, you’ll find a home at WNYRW. Our monthly meetings and workshops are a comfortable place for all our authors to come together and share their experiences with the constantly changing world of publishing.

We’d love to have you come out to a meeting. We have members joining us from all areas of Western New York, from Rochester to Niagara Falls and as far south as Erie, Pennsylvania! Interested writers are welcome to attend two meetings before joining WNYRW. We hope to see you soon!

Our next meeting

March 16 – Social Media Basics, Jess Topper ( and Stephanie Haefner (

You asked for it…you got it! Stephanie Haefner and Jessica Topper tackle Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter in a responsive and interactive discussion tailored to our members. Bring your questions and your devices. Let’s get social!

All meetings are held in the Community Room at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus at 2605 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga, NY, unless otherwise stated.

Click here to view all our upcoming meetings.


In 2017, Western New York Romance Writers turned 30! We raised a glass to another 30 years of romance writing excellence in Western New York!