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 (Skype Presentation): 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: Ending With a Bang

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, Using Bullet Journals for Writing

December 8: Holiday party - Members Only

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 12 - Elizabeth Meyette: Avoiding Writer's Block

February 9 - 2019 ROAR Kick-off. Bring your laptops!

March 9 - Robert Muladore: Law Enforcement: What the Movies and Television Get Wrong

April 13 - Sela Carsen (Skype Presentation): Using Mythology in Your Fiction 

May 11 - Richard Hill, Genetic Geneology

June 8 - 

July 13 - Alex Kourvo, Topic TBA

August 10: Finish Your Book! Special Workshop and Presentation with Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons and Cindy Dees. Location to be announced.

September 14 

October 12 - 

November 9 - Christine Allen Riley, Topic TBA

December 14: Holiday party - Members Only