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.

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Next Meeting: March 3, 2018

For the March Meeting we are back at the Cumberland Library in the Hayden Center Meeting Rooms 1&2. Meeting time is 12:30.

Guest Speaker: Jamie Beck

National best-selling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than one million copies. She’s a 2017 Booksellers Best Award finalist whose work has also been a 2016 Woman’s World Book Club pick and hit Heavy.com‘s “Top Romance Novels of 2015” list. Critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “uplifting,” and “entertaining.” In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.


Eliciting Emotion: How to Hook Your Readers’ Hearts
Learn how to grab your reader at the outset and keep them emotionally invested long after they finish the book through careful attention to character, dialogue, POV, and other tools in your writer’s craft box.

Future meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
April 7, 2018
May 5, 2018
June 2, 2018
(July and August are summer break)
September 8, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018