Welcome

RIRW promotes excellence in women’s and popular fiction. We strive to help writers become published and establish writing careers and we 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. (Because of holidays and/or activities at the library, the date or venue may change. We will announce changes here.)

12:30 p.m. General Meeting

1:30 p.m. Workshop/Speaker

We welcome Visitors. (We would appreciate a $2.00 donation at the door.) Visitors may attend up to two meetings before they need to join.

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JUNE 1, 2019 MEETING

Gina Ardito: Stealing from Hollywood

Gain a deeper understanding of your characters using method acting. By employing the same ideas used by some of the world’s greatest actors and actresses, you’ll learn how to write characters your readers want to know, love, and root for!

Gina Ardito is the award-winning author of more than twenty romances in contemporary, historical, and paranormal sub-genres. She’s a hybrid author, currently published by Montlake Romance, Amazon Encores, and independently. In 2012, she was named A Woman of Outstanding Leadership in Publishing by the IWLA (International Women’s Leadership Association). That same year, she launched her freelance editing business, Excellence in Editing, and now has a stable of award-winning clients, as well. She’s hosted workshops around the world for writing conferences, author organization chapter meetings, and library events. To her everlasting shame, despite all her accomplishments, she’ll never be more famous than her dog, who starred in commercials for 2015’s Puppy Bowl. You can learn more about Gina on her website or you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Remaining Meeting for 2018-2019 season: June 1, 2019

Meetings in 2019-2020 season:

  • 7 September (Labor Day 2 Sept.)
  • 5 October
  • 2 November
  • 14 December (ARIA Expo 7 Dec)
  • 4 January 
  • 31 Jan.-2 February (Retreat, no meeting)
  • 7 March
  • 4 April (Easter 12 April)
  • 2 May 
  • 6 June