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Meeting Info

Where: Pioneer Library System-SW OKC, 2201 SW 134th St, OKC, OK 73170

Room A-B or Conference Room

(varies depending on availability)

Our meetings will ALSO be virtual via Zoom!

Email us for the link or check the OKRWG Facebook page.

When: 1st Saturday of Each Month (Unless it falls on a holiday, see schedule below)

Time: 2-4:30pm

Critique Group

If you'd like to participate in the OKRWG Critique Group,

  • REVIEW the guidelines

  • PRINT copies of the group critique sheet below.

  • BRING 3 printed copies of NO MORE than 2500 words of the material you'd like critiqued.


Do you have an interactive workshop to help OKRWG hone our skills on writing romance? We'd love to hear it. Click the button to volunteer!

**Note: This is a volunteer opportunity as we do not pay speakers at this time.

2023 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Jan 7:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Author, Cover Artist, & Owner of Long Valley Designs, Angela Archer

Topic: The Perfect Cover: What Authors Need to Know 

           About: Finding the perfect book cover isn't as easy as one might think. Should you hire a designer for a custom cover? Find a good premade? Even those with a traditional publisher need to know what they should and shouldn't consider when dreaming of what they want. In this workshop, Angela Archer of Long Valley Designs will cover all the ins and outs of knowing exactly what will sell and what will flop, and how you can save time and money getting the perfect cover.

(3:45-4:30pm)Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Feb 4:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author Sabrina A. Fish

Topic: Romance Tropes

           About: TBA

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Mar 4:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author Jennifer McMurrain

Topic: Author Branding: Why & How?

           About: TBA

(3:45-4pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Apr 1 (This is NOT an April Fool's Joke):

(2-4pm) In-Person & Virtual Write In

Whether you're participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or not, bring your computer and come write!




No Formal Meeting

You're encouraged to attend the OWFI conference and invited to gather with us at the bar during Happy Hour.


Jun 3:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Traci Ison Schafer

Topic: Author Productivity

                         About topic:  Multiple award-winning author Traci Ison Schafer will share strategies and tips to help you become more productive in your writing life and beyond.

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Jul 8 (2nd Saturday due to holiday/ last planning meeting before RomanceLahoma23):

(2-4:30pm) In-person & Virtual Write-In

We'll discuss last details & volunteer assignments for RomanceLahoma23, then have a Write In

Whether you're participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or not, log in via our Zoom link(please email if you'd like to the link) or join us at the library. Prizes will be given to Sprint Winners!


Aug 4-5: 1st Annual RomanceLahoma23 

(4:30pm) OKRWG Business meeting/Volunteer Thank You

1st Annual OKRWG Romance Conference

Registration Required to attend


Sep 2:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Author Angela Christina Archer

Topic: Creating a Marketing Strategy for Your Book

                         About topic:  Bring your laptop/tablet AND/OR your planner if possible as we'll be working on promos you can do over the holidays, and give you tools for implementing a marketing strategy no matter the time of year.


Oct 1:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Vinita Eggers

Topic: Writing Conflict

           About: TBA

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words), bring 3 printed copies of the 2500 words you'd like critiqued.


Nov 4:

(2-4:30pm)Write In- Whether you're participating in NaNoWriMo or not, bring your computer and come write!



Dec 2:

(6-8pm) Christmas Party, Location TBA


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