Meetings 2018

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 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


 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.

March 10, 2018

11:00 PM

Effective Feedback: How to Give It and What to Do with It

As we enter contest season, it’s a good time to look at feedback.
When you receive it, what should you do with it? When you’re giving it, how can you make sure the writer is able to use it to make their story better? What kind of feedback is most useful at different stages in the writing process? Who should you ask to give feedback, and why?
Join us for a panel including Golden Rose Coordinator Laurel Newberry, third place finisher in the 2017 Golden Rose contest Disa Dawn, and writer and editor Shea McLeod.
We will be looking at the specifics of the Golden Rose contest score sheet and offering ideas for how to give constructive comments that build better writers. This discussion will help with the Golden Rose and other contests as well as when you serve as a critique partner or alpha or beta reader — or just try to incorporate feedback from your writing network or editor.
Bring your questions about the editing process, how to analyze and incorporate feedback, and how to provide useful feedback to your fellow writers.