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Name:Monterey Bay Chapter Romance Writers of America
Alternate Name(s):
Monterey Bay RWA
Address:P.O. Box 1002
Felton, CA  95018
Primary Phone:831-425-1458
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:National organization of 7000+ writers and aspiring writers. The local chapter was organized in January 1988, and currently has about 20 members. Though romance writing is the main focus of this group, our members write in many genres including mystery, fantasy and children's. Any writer of fiction is welcome to join. The meetings include an update on the publishing marketplace, the opportunity to read and be critiqued on three pages of your manuscript and a short business meeting followed by a speaker (published writers, booksellers, writing workshops, etc.) or a writing program aimed at improving craft. Critique groups are also available for members to attend. Mentoring can be arranged.

ELIGIBILITY: Those interested in becoming members should attend a regular business meeting. The group is open to writers of all fiction genre though membership in national Romance Writers of America is required.

FEES: $36/annual chapter dues, RWA National dues $70.

AREAS SERVED: Santa Cruz County, Carmel Valley, Morgan Hill, Monterey and Watsonville
Meetings:1st Saturday of each month, 9:30am at Watsonville Community Hospital, 75 Nielson Street, Watsonville. For directions, dates, and map see our website

Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Varies
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Not Applicable
Funding Source:Memberships

Maureen O.  Betit

Barbara Cool  Lee
Vice President

Contact Persons

Marianne  van Gelder

Subject Headings
 Private Nonprofits
Special Interest Clubs
Writers' Societies
This record last modified October 17, 2013