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2017 Chapter Meetings & Events

Unless otherwise noted below, we meet at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on the second Monday of the month, and at the Des Plaines Public Library on the last Monday of the month. Meetings run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 or 10:00 p.m., and feature either group critiques or programs of interest to romance writers. You’re welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join. Please note that meeting dates and locations are subject to change due to holidays, schedule conflicts, or special events.

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Jan 9 7:30p-9:30pHoliday PartyTap House Grille
Jan 30 7:00pGroup CritiqueArlington Hts
Feb 13Allie Pleiter7:00 pThe Chunky MethodDes Plaines
Feb 27 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Mar 13Kathy Thigpen (pen name Regina Bryant)7:00pWhen Stuck, Shop!Des Plaines
Mar 27 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Apr 10Jennifer Stevenson7:00pFinding Your Voice: Fan Mail From the FutureDes Plaines
Apr 24 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
May 8Chicago-North RWA Chapter Program7:00pHot NightDes Plaines
May 30 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Jun 12Carrie Lofty7:00pPitch Master ClassArlington Hts
Jun 26 7:00pNO MEETING - CANCELEDDes Plaines
Jul 10 TBDArlington Hts
Jul 31Chicago-North RWA Chapter Program7:00pRWA Nationals in ReviewDes Plaines
Aug 14Sarah Anderson7:00pTBAArlington Hts
Aug 28 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Sep 11Ruth KaufmanDiscoverability for Self-Published AuthorsArlington Hts
Sep 25   
Oct 16Megan Kelly7:00pSharing Words With Friends: Giving Critiques and Handling FeedbackArlington Hts
Oct 30 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Nov 27 7:00pGroup CritiqueDes Plaines
Nov 6Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Justin Rundall7:00pCharacter Development InterviewArlington Hts
Dec 11Melonie Johnson7:00pTalk It Out: How Narrating Your Book Improves Your StoryArlington Hts