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.

April 14, 2018

11 AM

How to Make a Great Audiobook

Want to convert your novels into audiobooks for your readers who prefer to listen? Audiobook narrator Matt Haynes will be joining us to talk about what makes a good audiobook narration, how to choose a narrator or audiobook service, and what it takes to DIY your audiobook well.

Matt has narrated over 30 books in different genres, including romance. He is based in Oregon. Find out more at ynesnarration/

May 12, 2018

11 AM

Scene and Sequel

Wondering whether the scene-sequel structure can help your writing flow better and keep the reader engaged? Local author and RCRW member Terri Reed will be teaching about these structural units from Dwight Swain’s book Techniques of a Selling Writer, showing how scenes and sequels work and providing examples of how they affect the pace of a story.

Terri is an award winning author whose romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on “Publishers Weekly” Top 25, Nielsen s Bookscan Top 100, and Amazon’s Top 100, and have been featured in “USA TODAY”, “Christian Fiction Magazine”, and “RT Book Reviews”. Her books have been finalists in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and the ACFW Carol Awards. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, and dog.