All Monthly Meetings are Virtual until further notice.

Members can find the programming meeting links on the RCRW’s forum and on the private Facebook page.

Guests may attend two meetings to help make their decision to join. Some meetings are exclusive to RCRW members only, such as the December holiday workshop. Please contact [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance for a link to access the remote meeting. We use the GoToMeeting software. Meetings are live and are not recorded.

Virtual Meeting Schedule

Rose City Romance Writers (RCRW) meets the second Saturday of each month.

Meeting are at no-cost for RCRW Members. People are welcome to attend our meetings, up to two times, before they are required to become RCRW chapter members.

10-11(ish): Chapter business meeting

11-12:30(ish): Workshop/presentation

Virtual Programming

Oh the irony of a speaker on dialect losing their voice! Please bear with us as we postpone Dialect to Die For and bring you instead J.C. Geiger!

August 13, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Unlock Your Voice: The Power of Writing Fearlessly

Speaker: J. C. Geiger

Length: 1 hour

About the workshop: A compelling voice can make a reader sail through your book, and elevate a story from the slush pile on an agent or editor’s desk. Finding that voice can also be one of the most deeply satisfying elements of crafting a novel. This workshop will borrow from techniques used in visual arts, music, theater, and literature to deepen our personal understanding of what voice is, and give participants concrete strategies to surface the qualities that will make their book both a joy to read and to write.

Bio: J.C. Geiger ( survived an earthquake on the Mouth of Hell volcano in Nicaragua, learned to drive stick shift on a bookmobile, and once ate the beating heart of a snake. He also writes fiction. Geiger’s first novel, Wildman (Disney-Hyperion) was named a Best YA Book of the Year by Amazon and Bank Street. He is a GrandSLAM storytelling champion with The Moth, and his second novel, The Great Big One (Little, Brown) was named an Oregon Book Award finalist.

September 10, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Maximizing Profit for the not Prolific

Speaker: Daniela Romero

Length: 1 hour

About the workshop: Chat with USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Daniela Romero as she discusses how to maximize your profits when you aren’t very prolific and don’t have a gigantic backlist to work with.

Bio: Daniela Romero is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She enjoys writing steamy, new-adult and paranormal romance that delivers an emotional roller coaster sure to take your breath away. Her books feature a diverse cast of characters with rich and vibrant cultures in an effort to effectively portray the world we all live in. One that is so beautifully colorful. Daniela is a Bay Area native though she currently lives in Washington State with her sarcastic husband and their three tiny terrors. In her free time, Daniela enjoys frequent naps, binge reading her favorite romance books, and is known to crochet while watching television because her ADHD brain can never do just one thing at a time. Stop by her website to find all the fun and unique ways you can stalk her. And while you’re there you can check out some free bonus scenes from your favorite books, learn about her Patreon, order signed copies of her books, and swoon over her gorgeous alternative cover editions.‘ll love her books!

October 8, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Writing BDSM: Beyond Heterosexual Male Doms and Female Submissives

Speaker: Linda Mercury

Length: 1 hour

About the workshop: BDSM romance is a well-established, well-loved sub-genre. This workshop teaches you how to write emotionally packed, diverse, and exciting BDSM.

Bio: Linda Mercury’s work is about coming together. Because life is way better when people tell each other the truth of who they are.

As things are rapidly changing, RCRW is adjusting to be able to keep our community connected while also doing what is best for our members. PCC has cancelled our room reservation. RCRW is still having our monthly meeting but as a VIRTUAL option only. The meeting link and phone number has been posted to the RCRW Forum for member access.

Resource Links:  CDC | Oregon Health Authority | WA State Dept. of Health  

In Person Schedule (not currently active)

RCRW meets the second Saturday of each month. In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you below if the meeting has been canceled.

Meeting are at no-cost for RCRW Members. People are welcome to attend our meetings, up to two times, before they are required to become RCRW chapter members.

9:30-10 am: Social time in the lobby of the TCB building

10-11(ish): Chapter business meeting

11-12:30(ish): Workshop/presentation

We try to have a (no host) lunch reservation at a nearby restaurant after the meetings for anyone who would like to join. It’s a great opportunity to socialize with fellow writers.


Meetings are held at the Portland Community College Sylvania campus in room 212 of the TCB building. A map of PCC’s campus is here.


From I-5 South, take Capitol Hwy exit (295). Follow Capitol Hwy uphill through five lights (it will become SW 49th). Main campus entrance is on the right.

From I-5 North, take Haines St. exit (293). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Haines St. Turn left at the four-way stop. Back entrance to the campus is a quarter of a mile up, just past a curve. Tri-Met bus lines #5 and #78 serve the campus. No parking fee is charged for Saturday parking.