All meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, starting at noon. Our next meeting is on February 10 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

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