The purpose of RIRW is to promote excellence in women’s and popular fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers, and to provide continuing support for writers within the publishing industry.

We meet from September to June on the first Saturday of the month in the Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library in Cumberland, Rhode Island. (Due to holidays and/or activities at the library, the date or venue may change. Changes will be announced here.)

12:30 p.m. General Meeting

1:30 p.m. Workshop/Speaker

Visitors are welcome to attend.
(We would appreciate a $2.00 donation at the door.)

Visitors may attend up to two meetings before being required to join.


Next Meeting: May 7, 2016

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A Workshop by Annette Blair

This is a unique tool for organizing your ideas into a “Story of your Story.” For the indie published, it’s a point of reference for your blurb, your cover, your writing and promoting. It’s also a needed tool if you want to Legacy publish. Handouts are fill-in-the-blank sheets that you can copy and use again and again. Annette will explain what we need to know in advance, while keeping that info crisp and bare-bones. She will lead you safely through the maze of story details needed through the entire process, details that editors and agents will also need as they consider your work.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Annette Blair admits to having fallen accidentally into the enchanting worlds of her contemporary characters while visiting the City of Salem, in Massachusetts. But these days, angels and dragons are only a small part of the magic inhabiting her spirited imagination. She’s solving mysteries beside the Mystic River, in Connecticut, while building a city called Wishing Well, near Salem, for her next generation of witches. She hasn’t forgotten those missing Regency Rogues, not to mention the characters you’ve been asking to see. She loves sharing her whimsical tales with you and hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she enjoys writing them.