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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 Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.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.

MEETING LOCATION: PCC – Sylvania Campus

(See meeting information below for room number)

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9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am-10:30am. General meeting begins in TCB 218

10:30-12:00. Workshop (Room TCB 218)

January 14, 2107

The Business of Writing: Seven People Writers Should Meet Before They Need Them by Merien Grey

Not quite published yet or still fairly new and want to do more to further your career than write and build numbers on social media? When it comes to the business side of writing there are seven key business connections that can be made before an author “needs” them. More importantly, starting early can mean the difference in professional help an author trusts or help that will simply do. There are specific skill sets that can be very valuable to authors if they knows how to seek out professionals that have them. This class covers what the following people can do for an author and how to find, vet and take on services of a literary or intellectual property attorney, a literary accountant, webhost, insurance agent for media professionals, business specific banker, secretary of state representative and a department of revenue officer (and why you need the last two if you don’t already know). This class is about giving authors the tools they need to find service professionals they will need on their terms, budget and time frame.

February 11, 2107

Do I Really Need to Use Snapchat? And Other Important Social Media Questions

by Lisa Leoni

The variety of social media platforms at our fingertips can be overwhelming, and frankly, daunting. Each have their own place and purpose, as well as a set of best practices to use them well. Lisa will share with you what questions you should ask yourself to determine the best social media platforms to meet your needs, plus she’ll share do’s and don’ts. This class will have useful information for the social media newbie all the way to the pro. Lisa has worked in public relations for more than 12 years, specializing in social media.