Events 2018-02-16T19:28:11+00:00

ORWA Events


ORWA member meetings, roundtables and workshops take place usually on the first Sunday of each month. There are none in July or August.

Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive, room 1A opposite the library. Click for Google Maps

In consideration for those who have allergies and asthma, please refrain from wearing scented products at our workshops and meetings.

Member Meetings

Time: 1:00-1:30 PM

Discussion of ORWA business, upcoming events, and the goings-on in the romance writing world.

Critique & Brainstorming Roundtable

Time: 1:30-2:15 PM

Having trouble with a plot point, character motivation or even coming up with a great, marketable title?  Need advice on that revision letter? In between our general meeting and our workshop, we’re setting aside time for members to sit and brainstorm their manuscripts.


Time: 2:30-4:00 PM

Free for members, $20 for guests. Seating is limited so guests are asked to reserve their spot by emailing

Pitching Sessions

We provide our members with the opportunity to pitch to agents and editors online. This is your chance to skip past the slush pile and get quick feedback.

See upcoming and past sessions.


To participate, you must:

  • be a paid ORWA member
  • have a completed manuscript
  • only send pitches in the open window (between 12-3:00pm)
  • check the member loop to find the email address for your pitch


  • Author name
  • Author contact
  • Manuscript name
  • Genre
  • Word Count
  • 3 line pitch
  • 1 line (optional) on anything you wish to tell. For example; published, indie, award winner etc.