As a non-profit chapter of Romance Writers of America, the Alaska Chapter (AKRWA) is focused on developing and encouraging writing among our members, both published and unpublished.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.
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 from our membership page.
You must be a member of the national Romance Writers of America in order to join AKRWA. Please see our membership page for more information on the national organization.
2016 AKRWA Officers
President- Denise Woodbury
Vice President - Maxine Mansfield
Secretary - Jackie Ivie
Treasurer - Sandy Shacklett
To the 2015 Grab Me Blurb contest Winners:
1st Place - "Exchange of Fire" by P.A. DePaul
2cnd Place - "Prodigal Gun" by Kathleen Rice Adams
3rd Place - "Kitty, Kitty Bang, Bang" by Harlowe Wilde
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, see our membership page or type the following address into your browser: www.rwa.org.
Next AKRWA membership/business meeting:
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Title Wave Books, 1360 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska.
Are 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 group list 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, August 9th, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. At Jitters Coffee House 11401 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River, Alaska. Topic: TBA.
QUOTE of the Month:
"Hard writing makes easy reading.”
Alaska Chapter of Romance Writers of America