MORWA represents approximately 60 established and aspiring authors in the St. Louis and Metro-East regions, encompassing all genres of romantic fiction.
Our goals are to foster professionalism in the romantic fiction field and to support our members in their writing careers. We meet monthly to provide a wide array of seminars by established authors, others in the publishing industry, and experts from the St. Louis community. Members are also encouraged to join our critique group, an invaluable tool for honing the craft and encouraging each other. MORWA publishes a monthly newsletter for our members.
All chapter members are on a private e-mail group for personal and chapter announcements, questions, and between-meeting discussions.
CORE, our critique group, meets monthly separately from our monthly meeting. Readers bring excerpts from their work in progress and receive feedback from participants. See our calendar for CORE dates and locations.
MORWA periodically holds longer and all-day workshops featuring industry professionals, which we open to the public.
Our next special event, Will Write for Chocolate, is October 21, 2017.
Gateway to the Best is our annual romantic fiction writing contest for unpublished and self-published authors. Each category has three finalists whose entry is judged by industry professionals, including editors and agents.
Our newsletter, Rumpled Sheets, is sent out monthly to keep you informed of chapter events, reviews of member's latest releases, and other items of interest.
MORWA meets most months throughout the year. Our day usually begins with the board of directors meeting at 8:30 a.m., followed by a a short Coffee Talk topic at 9:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. we conduct our chapter business meeting. The scheduled program begins around 11:00 a.m. and normally lasts for about an hour, followed with lunch at a local restaurant. All times are subject to change however, so check the Calendar page for the current month's schedule.
We currently meet at the Dielmann Recreation Center, 11400 Olde Cabin Road in Creve Coeur, Missouri. See map below for more information. Guests (non-chapter members) are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, but there is a guest fee of $5 per meeting. After attending two meetings, guests will be required to join the chapter.
Seeking Interesting Speakers!
MORWA is always looking for presenters who have something to say about writing craft, the publishing industry, researching novels, or about anything we can use in a book! If you are interested in presenting at a MORWA meeting, contact us so we can discuss having you visit!