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WRW meetings are held on the second Saturday unless otherwise noted. 

If you miss a meeting, you can look for its recording in our archive.  From the main menu, click Online Library.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

September General Meeting
Time 10am to 3pm
Location: 4-H Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Schedule
10am to 1230pm – Speaker – TBD
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Break
1:30pm to 3pm  – Annual General Meeting

Saturday & Sunday June 8-9, 2019

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: BBC Regional Service Center
Large Meeting Room
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Speaker: Tiffany Yates Martin

Topic: “Edit Like an Editor: How to Assess, Revise, and Polish Your Manuscript on Every Level”

Tiffany Yates Martin is privileged to help authors tell their stories as effectively, compellingly, and truthfully as possible. In more than 25 years in the publishing industry she’s worked both with major publishing houses and directly with authors (through her company FoxPrint Editorial), on titles by New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers and award winners as well as newer authors. She presents editing and writing workshops for writers’ groups, organizations, and conferences and writes for numerous writers’ sites and publications.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: BBC Regional Service Center
Large Meeting Room
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814

Guest Speakers
Kate Forest & Harper Kincaid

Topics
20th Century Dating, Mental Health Portrayal, and Time Management

Schedule
Gathering, Sign In, Updates, etc. – 11:30am
Part 1: Noon – 2:00pm
Break: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Part 2: 2:30p – 4:00pm

Speaker Bios
Award winning author Kate Forest has worked in a psychiatric hospital, as a dating coach, and spent a disastrous summer selling above-ground swimming pools. But it was her over twenty-yearcareer as a social worker that compelled her to write love stories with characters you don’t typically get to read about. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two kids, and a fierce corgi.

Harper Kincaid was born in California and raised in South Florida. For years, she was a jill of all trades and a master of none, but is now tickled hot pink to pen stories that break and mend people’s hearts for a living. Kincaid believes seduction occurs from the neck up, which is why her characters are smart, sexy, and slightly quirky – and definitely worthy to be your next hard-core book crush. When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, compliant rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh ’til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but has now happily settled in the cutest lil‘ town, Vienna, Virginia.

For more info on meetings or to suggest a topic or a speaker, email Michele Sandiford at programs@wrwdc.com.

April

We hold our Retreat in April, and there is no meeting. Registration is now open.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

“I Write Like Who?/Working with Libraries” with Kelly Maher and “A Whedonite’s Guide to Characterization” with J.T. Bock
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: BBC Regional Service Center
Large Meeting Room
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Part 1: Noon – 1:45pm
Break: 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Part 2: 2:30p – 4:00pm

**Due to a schedule conflict, our original speaker, Ines Johnson, is unable to attend. WRW apologizes for the short notice.

Part 1 Speaker: Kelly Maher
Title: I Write Like Who?/Working with Libraries

Have you ever been amazed when librarians know exactly which book to recommend to readers? Wondered how you could learn how to do that? And maybe utilize those skills to better market your books? Kelly Maher shares the secrets of reader’s advisory and provides techniques for determining how to better position your books in today’s crowded market. She will also briefly cover the ways libraries work in selecting books for the collection and speakers for programs.

Part 2 Speaker: J.T. Bock
Title: “A Whedonite’s Guide to Characterization”

Joss Whedon is one of the contemporary storytellers from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Firefly” to the Avengers films. His characters – good and evil – are vivid and unforgettable. In this workshop, J.T. Bock examines Joss Whedon’s techniques and demonstrates how authors can use them in their stories.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: BBC Regional Service CenterLarge Meeting Room
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814

Topic
Business of Writing: Book Covers, Teasers, and Newsletters. A Day with Indie and Hybrid Authors Stoni Alexander, J.L. Lora, L. Penelope, Anne Renwic, and Rebecca Rivard.

Schedule 
Part 1: Noon – 2:00pm
Break: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Part 2: 2:30p – 4:00pm

Speaker Bios
Stoni Alexander writes erotic romance about tortured alpha males and independent, strong-willed females. Her passion is creating love stories where the hero and heroine help each other through a crisis so that, in the end, they’re equal partners in more ways than love alone. Sign up for Stoni’smonthly newsletter and she’ll gift you a free erotic short available only to her Inner Circle members.

J.L. Lora is a Dominican-American author. Her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people living in the gray areas of life while playing the cards life has dealt them. She lives in Maryland, pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha heroes.

L. Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents.

USA TODAY bestselling author Anne Renwick writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains.

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Rivard read way too many romances as a teenager, little realizing she was actually preparing for a career. She now spends her days with dark shifters, sexy fae and other magical creatures—which has to be the best job ever. Her Fada Shapeshifter Series was recently voted Best Shifter Series in the 2018 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Rivard is also a two-time finalist in the RONE Award (including a silver medal for Saving Jace), and her books have finaled in the EPIC, the HOLT Medallion and the PRISM Awards as well.