We are the Inland Empire Chapter (#63) of the Romance Writers of America--a non-profit organization that supports romance and women's fiction writers. Our chapter supports the writers in the heart of the Inland Northwest, including eastern Washington and western Idaho. Most of our members live in and around the cities of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. We are fortunate to live in a scenic area of natural beauty with lakes and rivers, mountains and meadows, trees and flowers.
Our chapter usually meet the second Saturday of every month. We welcome visitors, please see our events page for more information.
Our retreats are for chapter members only, although sometimes we include other chapters by special invitation. To find out more, see our retreat page.
Our Online Classes
If you're interested in participating in one of our online workshops, please visit our classes page to register or find out more information.
More About Us
We are a small, supportive group of authors, male and female, who gather together in friendly and informative meetings. Some of us are published; some are working toward that first sale. Some of us also are journalists, poets, and non-fiction authors. Visit the Latest News! page for information about recent member publication credits and our author bio links on the members page for complete publishing credentials for each member.
Our purpose is:
- to promote creative excellence in romance and women's fiction.
- to foster professional growth and support for our writers.
- to provide an atmosphere of fellowship and networking.
Attend one of our meetings where speakers and other writers will inspire you. Take an online class to explore craft issues and improve your writing. Join us at our writing retreats to write and relax in a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere, as well as learn from our guest workshop leaders. Attend our conferences to network with other writers, be inspired by our keynote speakers, and learn more about the writing craft and business through innovative workshops.
Please take a few minutes to explore our website, or better yet . . . come see us in person! We look forward to meeting you!