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]l.com 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

October 8, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Handcuffs Teach Trust: Writing the Best BDSM of Your Life

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. We will delve beyond heterosexual male doms and female submission.

This workshop is appropriate for all writers at all heat levels. Some adult language will be used.

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.

November 12, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Turn Your World Building into Marketing

Speaker: C. Morgan Kennedy

Length: 1 hour

About the workshop: Whether you write contemporary, historical, paranormal, or science fiction – a great story is always rooted in great world building that provides an escape for your readers. This course starts with a quick overview of world building fundamentals and how to structure a series story bible. The majority of the course is spent discussing specific examples of marketing done well and providing creative, low cost, and actionable book marketing strategies.

*This will be a hybrid meeting.

Stacey Wallace has been kind enough to host this event at her home in Beaverton so that we can see Cheryl in person while she is in town. The in-person event will be capped at the first 20 people who sign up on this page (link TBA). Those members will be sent Stacey’s address via email the week before. Anyone who signs up after that will need to attend virtually.

Bio: C. Morgan Kennedy is the author of interracial romance, multicultural cozy mysteries, and steampunk novels. A self-described ‘Blerd’ and Afrofuturist, Morgan puts her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering to good use imagining all manner of gadgets for her stories. She uses her MBA in her day job as a marketing and business development professional. Writing as C. K. Eastland, she co-authors the Crafty Sleuth cozy mystery series with her dear friend Nelle Heran (aka E. J. Russell). Through her workshops, she seeks to demystify marketing fundamentals for the writing and small business communities.

December 10, 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Members Only Holiday Party

Stay Tuned: Stay tuned for details. Virtual Party or In Person Party?

Photo by Sabina Sturzu on Unsplash

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.

Location

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.

Directions

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.