Meetings are held at 11 am on the third Saturday of the month in the community room at Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, New York, unless otherwise stated. Meetings typically end around 2:30 pm, after our business meeting and workshop.

Guests interested in writing romantic fiction are welcome to attend up to two chapter meetings prior to joining WNYRW. After that, annual dues are $25, payable in October. Dues will be prorated for those joining in other months. All members of WNYRW must also be members of RWA and provide their national RWA membership number for processing.

We have an e-mail loop for announcements, discussion, and other chapter-related business.

Want to join or just find out more information about the chapter or RWA itself? Contact us at wnyrw at yahoo dot com or check us out on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!

2017 Meeting Schedule

November 18 – Dan & Melissa Shanahan ( – Using Emotion to Connect with your Audience

December 2 – Holiday Party at Bravo, Walden-Galleria (members only)

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 20 – Kelly Foti, Be Your Best Self

February 17 – Jennifer Blanchard (, Author Mindset

March 17 – TBA

April 21 – Mark Lafebvre ( and, Kobo Writing Life

May 19 – Elizabeth Ayers (, Cover Design

June 16 – Tina Radcliffe (, The Romantic Arc

July – RWA National Conference (no meeting)

August – Annual picnic (members only)

September 14-16 – Annual retreat (members only), Deborah Riley-Magnus (

October 20 – Kelley Armstrong (

November 17 – TBA

December – Holiday Party (members only)