Parent Organization

Membership in CTRWA is open to any person who is a member in good standing of Romance Writers of America (RWA). If you are not yet an RWA member, you must join the parent organization before joining CTRWA.

View information on RWA membership.

Once you join RWA, on the RWA website you can select Communities, Chapters, then Connecticut Romance Writers to join.​

Or click here to join CTRWA.

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​CTRWA Membership Benefits & details

Connecticut Chapter of

Romance Writers of America

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We are a local chapter of Romance Writers of America® (RWA), an international organization. RWA is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. CTRWA was established in 1981 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1986.

We welcome and support the efforts of authors, members, and guests from all backgrounds and strive to provide programming and events that are respectful, inclusive, equitable, and accessible for everyone.

CTRWA has authors writing in many genres. You don’t have to write romance to benefit from participation and membership. Published and non-published writers are welcome. 

For the time being, CTRWA meetings are held via Zoom, on the second Saturday of the month. Member check-in and chapter news is from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The workshop/speaker is from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

Non-members can attend meetings to check out our fabulous group! Email for information on attending an upcoming meeting.

Membership benefits include:

  • Members-only forums and archives.
  • Monthly meetings with speakers or workshops.
  • Monthly critique group.
  • Support and camaraderie for published members.
  • Information on the publishing industry.
  • Opportunities to meet professionals in the publishing industry.

Membership dues for CTRWA are $36 a year, payable in January each year. For more information regarding membership in CTRWA, email with the subject line, "Membership Matters."

Join or renew your CTRWA Membership

Did you know non-members are allowed to attend two meetings for free? After that, a $5 fee will be charged via the PayPal button link on this website. Email for more information. Members: the Zoom meeting link will be posted in the RWA Forums.

NEXT MEETING: Saturday February 11th, 9AM


Despite their length, short reads still need all the story elements of a good romance – including a satisfying happy-ever-after. That’s not an easy task, but I’ll share the tried-and-true tips and tricks that have worked for me.

For more information contact: Grace Hartwell, CTRWA President,

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