Michigan Romance Writers was formed to serve writers of romantic fiction by helping them establish writing careers and become published. We are a friendly, fun-loving group of writers as repeatedly confirmed by our guest speakers.
MRW strives to promote excellence in romantic fiction by keeping members informed of ever-changing industry trends and offering informative programming for both new and veteran members. We provide a nurturing, mutually supportive environment where members will find encouragement to further professional growth in their writing careers. MRW is committed to inclusion, diversity, and acceptance.
MRW, formerly Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America (MMRWA), was originally founded in 1984 as an affiliated chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA).
Our group meets on the third Saturday of most months* for a program on a topic related to the craft or business of writing. A brief chapter business meeting is held before or after the program. Our programs/meetings are held at restaurants and rotate around the state between Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo. We have incorporated the use of Zoom so our members who may not be able to attend in person can participate online. In November, we meet for the holiday party. Please go to Programs for specific dates and times and program details.
MRW is a not-for-profit professional writers association. The annual MRW dues are $35, payable during the month of November.
*February, March, May, June, August, September, and October
Read about the history of our group in the feature article, “Michigan Romance Writers Celebrates Thirty-five Years” written by former member, Margo Hoornstra, who was one of the founders of MMRWA. It appeared in the September 2019 Romance Writers Report (RWR).