Welcome to the home of the Golden Rose

We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


(except for special events – see below)

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Next Meeting

In the case of severe weather, we will post here if the meeting will still be held.

February 14, 2015
10:00A – 1:00P
PCC Sylvania – TCB 218

Nuts and Bolts: Writing Today’s Romance Heroes

from the Inside Out

Steamy to cozy. Macho to charmer. Straight to gay. Cowboy, soldier, chef, billionaire…romance heroes are a squirrely lot. Come hear four authors debate about everything that’s wrong with men and why that makes them such good fodder for the romance hero.

Or is it everything that’s right with romance heroes that we wish were real men?

Come ready to listen, question, and laugh as a panel of Roses tackle the topic.


ML Buchman

Jenna Bayley-Burke

Jessa Slade

E.J. Russell