Welcome to the Capital Region Chapter of Romance Writers of America, Inc. We are a local chapter of Romance Writers of America, Inc.® based in Upstate New York, just East of Albany, the capital of New York. Although we meet in East Greenbush, New York, our members live in Western Massachusetts, Central and Northern New York and the mid-Hudson Valley.
Membership is open to people 18 years and over, seriously pursuing a writing career in romantic fiction and to certain related professionals, all of whom are members in good standing with RWA®. Formed in March 2002, our members represent the full range of romantic fiction, from multi-published authors, successful writers in other genres (e.g. mystery, young adult), PRO members and those authors just starting their writing careers.
CR-RWA Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted, at the East Greenbush Community Library. Meetings are open to people 18 years or older. We offer a critique/brainstorming hour from Noon to 1:00 PM. The business/membership meeting is from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a program focusing on either the craft or business of romantic fiction. Annual membership dues are $30.00 and prorated from the month you join (e.g. March – $30.00, April – $27.50, May – $25.00).
Membership benefits include fabulous monthly educational programs, an official CR-RWA pin, and reduced registration for our annual June Conference. We offer a friendly, supportive environment where members can explore their creative side, learn the latest news regarding the popular fiction market, and be encouraged as they pursue their first sale to after they become multi-published.
Thank you for visiting our web site. For more information regarding the chapter, please contact us at CR-RWAInfo@cr-rwa.org or PO Box 314, East Greenbush, NY 12061.