Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming Meetings

 

RWA meetings are open to chapter members, guests and visitors. Since our members dues support the costs of hosting these meetings, we ask that visitors join our organization after one or two visits if they wish to continue attending.

*Note: Meeting times are 10:30-12:30, unless otherwise indicated.

 

February 3, 2018

Topic: All-Day Workshop with Mary Buckham

Speaker: Mary Buckham

Location: Bellevue Sheraton, 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

Come join Mary Buckham as she teaches workshops on Scene Survival, Active Hooks, and Body Language!

Learn more about the workshop (and Register) Here!

 

March 3, 2018

Topic: Writing Suspense

Speaker: Kim Hornsby and Christine Fairchild

Location: Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033, Google Map Link

Workshop Details: 
Suspenseful aspects in any story whether thriller, mystery, or romance keep a reader engaged to the very last page. All readers love suspense, whether it’s a light touch or the nail-biting aspects on each page meteoring the reader to a conclusion. Suspense is necessary in any story whether it’s Contemporary Romance (will they finally find love?) or Thriller (can she stay alive?) and drives the story forward. Have you ever said “I couldn’t wait to see what happened!” then turned around and recommended that book?

In this workshop, Christine Fairchild and Kim Hornsby, two Amazon Bestselling Authors of Suspense (Romance and Paranormal) will outline the key ingredients to keeping your reader on the edge of their seat cushions, and staying up way past their bedtime because they can’t put your book down.

 

April 7, 2018

Topic: Hardwired for Hot

Speaker: Merien Grey

Location: Kent Library, 2nd Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032, Google Map Link

Workshop Details: Ever wonder why, we as humans, find the things we do attractive? There are biological reasons we enjoy sex but what about before we get to that part? As humans, we are hardwired to find certain things “hot”. This workshop examines the newest innovative theory behind what determines what we find attractive and why. It will cover what catches our eye in the first place and why we immediately have the urge to leave or stay. There will be an extensive list of traits and mannerisms the average human female instinctually finds hot, with scientific explanations why. The material is based on cutting-edge anthropological, biological and sociological concepts that are beginning to unravel the mysteries of initial human attraction.

 

May 5, 2018

Topic: Goodreads — What Good Is It for Authors?

Speaker: Dana Delamar

Location: TBD

Workshop Details: Many authors are afraid of Goodreads, but they shouldn’t be. Goodreads is where the readers are! Learn how to use Goodreads as an author to reach readers the right way and gain reviews and find superfans. This class will cover how Goodreads helps make your books more discoverable, how to get your books listed on Goodreads, how to use the features of the Goodreads author program, how to interact with readers, and how to find groups where you can offer your books for review.

Dana also edits fiction and nonfiction and co-owns By Your Side Self-Publishing, a company that provides editing and other services to self-publishers. You can learn more about her at http://www.danadelamar.com  and  http://www.byyoursideselfpub.com.

 

June 2, 2018

Topic: TBD

Speaker: Elizabeth Flynn

Location: TBD

Workshop Details: TBD

 

July-August 2018 – Off for the Summer

 

September 8, 2018

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Location: TBD

Workshop Details: TBD

 

October 6, 2018

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Location: TBD

Workshop Details: TBD

 

November 3, 2018

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Location: TBD

Workshop Details: TBD

 

December 1, 2018 – Holiday Party

 

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