Mid-Michigan RWA

The Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America (MMRWA) was formed in 1984 to serve Central and Western Michigan writers of romantic fiction by helping them establish writing careers and become published. We are a friendly, fun-loving group of writers as repeatedly confirmed by our guest speakers.

MMRWA strives to promote excellence in romantic fiction by keeping members informed of ever-changing industry trends and offering informative programming for both new and veteran members. We provide a nurturing, mutually supportive environment where members will find encouragement to further professional growth in their writing careers. MMRWA is committed to inclusion, diversity, and acceptance.


Our group meets on the third Saturday of most months* for a program on a topic related to writing. A brief chapter business meeting is held before or after the program. Our programs/meetings are held at restaurants** and rotate around the state between Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Ann Arbor. In November, we meet for the holiday party. Please go to Programs for specific dates and times and program details.



MMRWA is a not-for-profit professional writers' association and an affiliated chapter of Romance Writers of America® (RWA® ). Chapter membership is contingent upon membership in RWA®. The annual MMRWA dues are $30, payable during the month of November.

Non-members are welcome to attend two programs/meetings without the obligation to join the chapter and the national organization. Guests are welcome to join in discussions, but may not read their material, or use the time for their own benefit unless specifically asked to participate.

*February, March, May, June, August, September, and October

** Until the health concerns stemming from the pandemic are eased and our membership feels comfortable and safe to meet in person, we will hold our monthly  programs/meetings online via Zoom. 

Read more about our chapter in the feature article, " Mid-Michigan RWA Celebrates Thirty-five Years" written by former member, Margo Hoornstra, who was one of the founders of MMRWA. It appeared in the September 2019 Romance Writers Report (RWR).

MMRWA / P.O. Box 6103 / Grand Rapids, MI 49516