RIRW exists to promote excellence in women’s and popular fiction, to help writers become published and build careers in their writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers within the women’s and popular fiction publishing industry. Formed in 1983 as a Romance Writers of America chapter, we disaffiliated in 1988. We are an independent, nonprofit organization in Rhode Island.

We welcome everyone, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, religion, cultural identity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, or any other identity distinction. Furthermore, we recognize that because racism, homophobia, and other forms of bias are systemic in our national culture, people from marginalized communities continue to be denied advancement in our industry. RIRW strives to address this by raising awareness within our membership and increasing our efforts to attract members from a variety of backgrounds to enrich our community of writers.

If you are serious about writing popular fiction, we invite you to join us!

We meet from September to June on the first Saturday of the month. (Because of holidays and/or other conflicts, the date or venue may change. We will announce changes here.) We’ve been meeting via ZOOM, but plan hybrid meetings (ZOOM/in-person) starting in Jan. 2023 (Jan. & March at the Exeter, RI Library). We’ll post updates as soon as we know.

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.

Check us out on our public Facebook page (click here!)

NEXT: Feb. 3-4, 2023

RIRW Writing Retreat,

“The Power of Story”

Mark your calendars now for our annual February retreat!! This event will happen via Zoom on Feb 3-4. Registration is just $15!  We’ll pool our knowledge and share our questions & experience via round-table discussions during sessions Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. We will also have chances just to chat and socialize in between sessions, and we’ll be giving out door prizes by random selection – last year’s were fabulous! (Can you donate something for this year’s collection of prizes?)

Full details are on the Retreat Tab

Just click HERE to learn more and to sign up for Feb. 3-4, 2023 RIRW Retreat, “The Power of Story”


Next REGULAR Meeting: March 4, 2023

12:30 (in person at the Exeter Library and via ZOOM)

 Exeter Public Library: 773 Ten Rod Road Rt, 102, Exeter, RI 02822

Michelle Libby: Amazon Ads

Join your fellow writers for a fun discussion either IN PERSON or via ZOOM.

RIRW meetings start at 12:30, with workshops starting after that (c. 1:30). Non-members who want to check us out, just email via https://www.rirw.org/officers/ and we’ll send you a link.

Upcoming Meetings:

3-4 February 2023 (Retreat)

4 March 2023 [Michelle Libby, Amazon Ads]

1 April 2023 [Shelley Adina: The Emotional Plot]

6 May 2023 [Tiffany Yates Martin: Shoring Up Middle]

3 June 2023