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 Zoom software.

Meetings and Programs are live and are not recorded.

We ask Guests who attend their second Virtual Programming Workshop to please consider donating to RCRW to help us continue to bring excellent content by going to this link.

Please note that the meeting platform has changed to Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the correct monthly link.


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


June 8, 2024 Programming Announcement

Bernadette Marie

Title of presentation

Navigating Publishing Paths: Traditional vs. Independent

Description of presentation

Are you unsure which publishing route is best for you? Join us for an insightful workshop to illuminate the differences between traditional and independent publishing. Learn the fundamental differences between these publishing models and what’s involved. Examine the pros and cons of each and be well-equipped with the knowledge and tools to make an informed decision about the path to take for your literary endeavors.


Known for her bestselling contemporary romances, Bernadette Marie is a fervent advocate of Happily Ever Afters. As a devoted wife and mother of five, she cherishes the notions of love at first sight, whirlwind romances, and the power of second chances. Beyond her literary pursuits, Bernadette is a dedicated martial artist with a 3rd-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and holds certification as an instructor. Her passions extend to the tranquility of Tai Chi, exploring Disney parks, and indulging in lunch outings with friends. When she’s not crafting compelling narratives or overseeing her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, Bernadette can often be found immersed in a beloved Rom-Com, effortlessly reciting cherished one-liners.

July 13, 2024 Programming Announcement

Romy Sommer

Title of presentation

Showing vs. Telling

Description of presentation

“Show, don’t Tell” is one of the golden rules of writing. But, like with any rule, it’s important to understand why the rule exists, how to do it – and when to break it. In this workshop we’ll discuss techniques to make your writing more Showing to create a more immersive experience for your readers, and when to use Telling.


Romy Sommer is the author of seven contemporary romance novels published by HarperCollins London, and she has also indie-published a further eight books under her own name and a pseudonym.

With her Hollywood romance novel, Not a Fairy Tale, Romy became the first South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita award in 2016.

As the founder and first chairperson of ROSA (Romance writers Organization of South Africa), Romy discovered a passion for working with and growing aspiring writers which led her to a new career as a writing coach and developmental editor. She pioneered writing courses for Savvy Authors, Now Novel, and RWA (Romance Writers of America) before joining Gemini Writer’s Studio.

Find out more about Romy and her books on


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.

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