The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.; Forms part of: Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.; Gift; The Lyda Hill Foundation; 2014; (DLC/PP-2014:054).; Mural artist and owner: Todd Sanders, with Rory Skagen

Greetings from the Austin Chapter of the Romance Writers of America®! We invite you to step inside and learn a bit more about us.

2017 Chapter Meetings

ARWA meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the Northwest Recreation Center, located at MoPac and 2222 in North/Central Austin. After our business meeting, we have a presentation or workshop of special interest to romance writers. You are welcome to attend three meetings without obligation to join. Click on the presenter’s name below to find out more information. Hope to see you there!

Learn more about joining Austin RWA

Date Meeting
1/17 Michael Noll
Techniques for Writing Suspense
2/21 Candace Havens
Writing and Finishing your Rough Draft
3/21 Jessie Edwards
Q & A with Senior Publicist for Avon/Harper Voyager/Harper Collins
4/18 Meg Gardiner
Taking Scenes to the Next Level
5/16 Mark Pryor
A Day in the Life of an Assistant District Attorney 
6/20 Cathy Maxwell
The Three Things Men Want and the Four Things Women Need
7/18 No Meeting – RWA National Conference
8/15 Lane Heymont – The Tobias Literary Agency
The Benefits of Agent Representation
9/9  Marie Force
Indie Publishing Workshop (members only)
9/19 Lisa Cron
Author of Wired for Story
10/17 Ilona Andrews
11/21 Abigail OwenGet Your Writing Life Organized
12/? No Meeting – Holiday Party (members only)


*The iconic Greetings from Austin mural was originally painted in 1998 by artist Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen. It is located on South First Street at Roadhouse Relics, and was recently restored by the artists, Troy Madres, and students from the nonprofit Creative Action Color Squad.
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