May 7th – Roundtable

Last-minute switch to a roundtable (our original speaker fell ill, so she’ll come in June instead). We will take this opportunity to get acquainted with our three new members and share our experiences of and challenges with our writing journeys in a safe and supportive space.

April 2: Lydia Stevens: The Pandemonium of a Pantser, Making the Manuscript out of the Madness

Workshop Description: The Pandemonium of a Pantser, Making the Manuscript out of the Madness is a workshop teaching about the writing style of a panster, someone who writes by the seat of their pants! With so many workshops exploring the craft of plotting, this workshop is designed to provide insight into how a writer who doesn’t … Read more

March 5, 2022: Judi Fennell – In the Know-How; Guide to Indy Publishing

Thinking of indie-publishing? What do you need to know? What do you need to do? Who do you hire? What do you do yourself? There are many roads to travel when going the indie-publishing route and it can seem overwhelming. Author/owner of, Judi Fennell, has been helping authors navigate the pathways to indie-publishing since 2012 … Read more

Jan. 8th, Meg Case:

 Marriage of Genres:  Jane Austen and the “Romance Novel” All six of Jane Austen’s novels end with marriage.  It is thus no surprise that Austen is often considered a “romance writer.”  But what exactly does that mean?  Is it true?   This interactive talk will begin by asking the RI Romance Writers how each member defines … Read more

Nov. 6th, 2021 Tracey Townsend: Writing for Deep POV

Writing deep point of view can be a challenge, especially when you know so much more about what’s happening than your characters. If you’ve ever been critiqued for “head hopping” or “perspective surfing,” this is a conversation you want to be part of. Find your voice and keep wandering gazes and ideas where they belong in this … Read more

April 10, 2021 – Alison O’Donnell, Stupid Cupid

Local RI comedian Alison O’Donnell will share funny and painfully true stories about the men she’s met and dated from a variety of dating websites. Meet dozens of the author’s most memorable and unforgettable dates! The Weary Widower, The Desperado, Mr. Clean, and Ivan the Terrible are just a few. With each tale, you’ll learn … Read more

March 6th, 2021. Penny Sansevieri – Sell Books on Amazon

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors (and publishers) underutilize the free systems Amazon offers. Metadata, keywords, and Amazon’s backend systems are also something that are often misunderstood, and underused. This deep dive class will dig into all of the pieces that … Read more