Our Chapter
So glad to see you here and thank you for your interest in The Sacramento Valley Rose, chapter #52 of Romance Writers of America.

Our chapter is located in the Sacramento area of Northern California. Our goal is to educate and encourage all those interested in seriously pursuing a career in romance writing.

Membership benefits include:
  • Monthly Meetings (includes a light breakfast/snack, coffee, and water)
  • Workshops
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Bi-Annual Writers' Retreats
  • Quarterly Chapter Newsletter
  • Industry Information
  • Discounts for our Special Events

Our workshops and meetings are focused on a variety of publishing aspects including craft, motivation, career, lifestyle, and business. Meetings are typically held on the 4th Saturday of every month (see below for our current schedule) and are open to members and guests.*

Meeting Location (unless otherwise noted)
White Rock Community Clubhouse
10488 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 96741
(click here for Google Maps)

Check in begins at 9:30 a.m.; Business & program from 10 a.m. – noon.

2019 SVR Meeting Dates and Topics

Meeting cost: $20 for current SVR members; $30 for guests/non-members (unless otherwise noted)

January 26th: Elisabeth Kauffman: ReVision and Your Story: Reconnecting to the magic on the Page

February 23rdHe Said, She Said: Sparkling Dialogue with Sheryl Lister

March 23rd: Peopling Fiction with Character with Gail Carriger

April 27th: Legalese for Writers with Contract Attorney Jacquelyn Bartel (general questions only, please)

May 18th: Full-Day Workshop: Fast Drafting (and other topics) with Jillian David

June 22nd: Marketing Your Romance with Kilby Blades

July: No meeting due to RWA in NYC

August: TBA

September: TBA

October: TBA

November: TBA

December: No meeting. Happy holidays!


*Please note, guests/non-members are allowed to attend up to 2 meetings before being required to join. Membership in RWA National is a requirement for membership in SVR. You will need a myRWA profile in order to access all areas of this website and be included in our e-mail loop. To join, please click the “Chapter Membership” link on the top of this page.

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