Welcome!

The Inland Empire Chapter of the Romance Writers of America is a non-profit organization that primarily supports writers of romance and women's fiction. Other genres that contain strong romantic elements are also represented in our chapter. Our goal is to provide help, support and commeraderie for authors at every stage of their writing path.

The majority of our members are published, but most were not before joining the group. If you are just starting to get serious about moving toward publication, this is a great place to learn from those who have gone before.

Our chapter meets 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 Washington and Coeur d'Alene Idaho, with a few from outlying areas.

Our Meetings
Our chapter usually meets the second Saturday of every month. We welcome visitors, please see our events page for more information.

Our Retreats
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 Conferences
The Power of the Pen fiction writing conference, which was held March 7, 2015 was a huge success! We've heard nothing but great things from those who attended. Our next conference will be held in 2017, so please check back as the time draws closer. conference page.

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 of us are USA Today and New York Times Best Sellers. Some are working toward that first sale. Some of us also are journalists, poets, and non-fiction authors.

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. 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.

If you have questions, you might find the answers on our FAQ page, or else email any of our officers listed on the Contact Us page.

Please take a few minutes to explore our website, or better yet . . . come see us in person! We look forward to meeting you!