Meetings 2017

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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Map Our Location

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 joinging 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

Book signings may follow workshop presentations


 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.

January 14, 2107

(Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather)

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.

March 11, 2017

Your Final Letter: and Why Authors Need To Write It Now!

by M.L. Buchman

What happens when you die? No, really! Elvis’ estate was almost worthless when he died, it’s now worth $400M+. Jane Austen’s books were out of print for a decade, then a publisher purchased outright all copyright for a paltry sum and they haven’t been out of print since. If you want the complexities of your IP to survive you, it’s up to you to set it up now. Here’s an easy guide on how to get started.

April 8, 2107 (Rescheduled from January)

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.