Meetings are held at 11 am on the third Saturday of the month in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 33 Victoria Blvd, Kenmore, NY, 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, it is $35 to join the chapter with annual dues of $30. All members of WNYRW must also be members of Romance Writers of America 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!

To view our schedule of online workshops, please go here

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 20 – Goal Setting and Time Management

February 17 – Jennifer Blanchard (, Romancing Your Mindset (For this meeting only, we will be meeting at Aurora Town Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052.)

March 17 – Patricia Bond (, Mood and Characters (For this meeting only, we will be meeting at Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.)

April 21 – Jessie Edwards, Markicity 101 (RWA workshop)

May 19 – Cover design (For this meeting only, we will be meeting at Orchard Park Wesleyan Church, 7295 Ellicott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127.)

June 16 – Indie Publishing roundtable discussion

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 – Brainstorming and Q&A

December – Holiday Party (members only)