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Next Meeting:February 12, 2005 Summit Branch Library 1pm


"The purpose of RWA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry."- Romance Writers of America. 

Where three states brush one another along the Ohio River, members of the Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia tri-state chapter of Romance Writers of America meet to support and encourage one another. 

KYOWA invites you to attend up to two meeting as our guest, to learn about our group, and the Romance Writers of America in your quest to become a skilled writer. Our chapter offers advice, market news, assistance with research problems, friendly critiques and publicity for published members. We do this through monthly newsletters and meetings, our biannual "Earl Had to Die" writers retreat (it's a good retreat--no one dies other than our characters :), trips to workshops and book signings. 

Recent Events

January  - The Interesting Life of Herbs

At the January meeting, Gail Rice, Head Weeder at McConnell House Herb Garden in Wurtland, KY, presented some great information about the various uses of herbs.   We were pleased with some of the more “unusual” qualities of herbs.  Gail is a member of the Kentucky Herb Association. 

Project Update:

Stemming from the “Writing from Your Life Workshop” in May, KYOWA members Helen, Cathie and Mary volunteered time and resources at the Kings Daughters & Sons Home for Aged Men & Women.  In house volunteers gathered Christmas memories from many of the residents. The stories were then compiled into booklets to share with family and friends. 

Contest Update:  

Bold as Brass is back.  Details on the  2005 Bold as Brass writing contest will be posted here in February.

Congratulations to Helen and Cathie! 

RWA member Helen Hunt won Best in Show in the recent Hit Us With Your Best Shot photo contest. Cathie placed first in the People Category. The winners were recognized at a reception at the Highlands Museum in Ashland.    


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Last updated: January 23, 2005.