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Meetings 2019

RCRW meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Portland Community College – Sylvania Campus, in the room noted in the specific meeting information. Each meeting begins with a brief business meeting and is followed by a guest speaker. Author booksignings are often scheduled after the meeting. Check the Home Page for current speaker and meeting information.

In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you below if the meeting has been canceled.

Meeting are at no-cost for RCRW Members. There is a $5.00 guest fee for non-members. People are welcome to attend our meetings, up to two times, before they are required to become RCRW chapter members.

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From I-5 South, take Capitol Hwy exit (295). Follow Capitol Hwy uphill through five lights (it will become SW 49th). Main campus entrance is on the right.
From I-5 North, take Haines St. exit (293). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Haines St. Turn left at the four-way stop. Back entrance to the campus is a quarter of a mile up, just past a curve. Tri-Met bus lines #5 and #78 serve the campus. No parking fee is charged for Saturday parking.

A detailed Portland Community College Map in PDF may help you to locate the building.

If you’re interested in joining us as a guest and would like more information, please e-mail our Secretary. The Secretary can also provide information on how to become a member. Please check out our Membership page for a list of benefits that come with joining the chapter.

All programs and speakers are arranged by our V.P. of Programs., who plans programs from March-March each year. If you have any comments or suggestions for future speakers, please e-mail the V.P. of Programs.

Are you considering joining Rose City Romance Writers? To get an idea of the wonderful slate of meeting speakers we are able to get each year take a look at our scheduled line-up.


Most of Our Meetings Will Follow This Timeline

Social time: 9:30 – 10:00
Chapter Business Meeting: 10:00 – 11:00
Workshop: 11:00 – 1:00

PLEASE NOTE!

 In the event of inclement weather, please check

here to see if meetings have been canceled.  

Also note, some of the future meetings are tentative and subject to change.


May Meeting

Saturday, May 11, 2019

SAVE THE CAT! Story Structure Method

In this unique and engaging presentation, bestselling author, teacher and story coach Jessica Brody introduces novelists to the renowned SAVE THE CAT! story structure method, which writers around the world are using to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and unputdownable novels.

Jessica, author of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL (a #1 Amazon Bestseller) will walk writers through the “secret storytelling code” that lies at the heart of all great fiction and will demonstrate how the 15 “beats” of the Save the Cat! method can be used to plot, write, outline, or revise your novel, or simply jumpstart you out of writing slumps. This fun and informative presentation is sure to inspire you and leave you itching to get home and start writing!

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel will be available for purchase and autographing after the presentation.

PCC Sylvania, TCB218
Social Hour: 9 a.m.
Meeting: 10 a.m.
Presentation: 11 a.m.

There will also be a silent auction, which ends at 1 p.m.

About Jessica Brody:
Since discovering the Save the Cat! plotting methodology, Jessica Brody has sold more than 17 novels to major publishers. Her credits include 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, A Week of Mondays, The Chaos of Standing Still, Better You than Me, the Unremembered trilogy and Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables). She is now the author of the bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (based on the original screenwriting guides) and is frequently hired by Disney Press to plot and write books based on popular Disney franchises like Disney Princess Lego and the Descendants. Her books have been translated in over 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures.

Visit her online at: JessicaBrody.com

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June Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2019

What is Point of View?

What is Point of View? How do we decide from which POV to tell our story? And why does it matter?

A presentation by Terri Reed

Throughout history, storytellers have been grappling with these questions. Mastering the art of POV is something writers must do to keep the reader engaged and immersed in their story. Join award-winning, multi-published author Terri Reed as we explore the intricacies of point of view.

June 8th

PCC Sylvania, TCB218

9 a.m. Social Hour

10 a.m. Meeting

11 a.m. Presentation