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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.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

11 AM

From Arousal to Zipper; Writing the Best Sex of Your Life

with Linda Mercury

Why add sex to your writing? Why bother with arousal, fascination, or just plain interest? A lot of people get weirded out by writing sex, as though their work will be seen as less intellectual, less important, or even less marketable.

If the sex isn’t thoughtfully written, it can. The sex scene, like every scene in a book, has to move the character’s journey forward. You don’t want people skipping your sex scenes to get back to the plot.  This workshop covers not just the physicality of writing sex, but also the yearning, the hope, the joy, and the vulnerability that sex brings.