All meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, starting at noon. We meet at Peppino's Sports Grille, 1515 Eastport Drive, Kentwood

Dues are $25.00 annually. Guests may attend two regular meetings without obligation to join the group.

2018 Program Schedule

January 9 - Diane Kelly: Taxes and Authors

February 10 - 2018 ROAR Kick-off. President Natalie will lead us in a few writing exercises designed to help us get our next story going. Bring your laptops (and maybe an extension cord) and get your ROAR book started!

March 10 - Louise Ahearn: High Stakes Conflict - the three layers of conflict every story should have, and how each one plays a different role depending on your genre.

April 14 - Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee - Characterization Master Class

May 12 - Emily Stoddard: The Amherst Writers and Artists Method

June 9 - Group critique session: send three pages of your most recent manuscript and get a critique with a published author

July 14 - Rob Preece (Skype Presentation): Writing Kick-ass Heroines (and heroes)

August 18 - Alex Kourvo: Topic TBD

September 8 - Louise Ahearn: Using Backstory to Develop Your Character and Plot. Before you know what happens in your story, you need to know what happened before.

October 13 - Elizabeth Meyette: Marketing Strategies

November 10 - Christine Allen-Riley, 10 Things an Author should NEVER Do

December 8: Holiday party - Members Only