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June 4, 2016 – CORW’s Nikki Woolfolk!


Nikki will speak on Editing & Revising your work on June 4 2016, starting at 11:15.

Open, General Board Meeting will begin at 10:15. PLEASE NOTE: MEETING IS AT THE LUCY ROBBINS WELLES LIBRARY IN NEWINGTON, at the room on first floor. Check with front desk. For directions, please click on the link.  95 Cedar St,Newington, CT 06111

**From the Library Staff: We ask that you not park in the spots directly in front of the library since you will be here for a long period of time, but rather have your members park in the larger lot between the library and the Town Hall.

CORW meets on the 1st Saturday of every month (except July and August) at various locations:

1. South Windsor Public Library
1550 Sullivan Avenue,
South Windsor, CT 06074
860 644-1541
Click here for a map and directions.

2.Welles-Turner Memorial Library
2407 Main Street,
Glastonbury, CT 06033

The business meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. The monthly program open to the general public starts at 11 a.m. In case of inclement weather, check the home page of this website for latest information.For those interested in joining the chapter: the $25 membership fee can be paid to Charter Oak RWA, P. O. Box 964, Simsbury, CT 06070 or paypal can be accepted at EDakotaBlack@gmail.com

Upcoming Meeting lineup and Speaker Lineup :

June 4: Nikki Woolfolk on Revising and Editing Your Work

July- no meeting

August 20, 2016 from 1pm-..?..: Member’s Picnic at Emily Black’s: 126 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!!! Please email Emily at: EDakotaBlack@gmail.com with questions and your ‘pot luck’. This is a great time to sit in the shade and catch up with the others- non-alcoholic bevs served, but you are welcome to BYOB! Bring books & stuff for the ‘Free’ table(s)- a great opportunity to play ‘clean out’…also on the agenda: a sneak peek at the Artist/Retreat House we are currently renovating across the lawn, and Kathe Robin and her husband Max are expected to be here as well! Also: this picnic will include a Sept meeting of the attending board members in anticipation of our October 1, 2016 Workshop: The First Page. Look for details soon!


Charter Oak Romance Writers, Inc. [CORW] is Chapter #194 of the Romance Writers of America®, a non-profit, national organization of thousands of published and aspiring romance writers. Membership in CORW is open to writers who are at least 18 years of age.

CORW’s main focus is to provide information and networking to fellow romance writers through a variety of programs, all-day workshops, writers retreats, and professional presentations. Some of our members also write mysteries, non-fiction, and children’s books. Each one of us is somewhere on the Publishing Journey… that at times unclear, uncertain path which all of us must walk to attain both greater understanding and a few companions who will offer support in order to persevere…and we are dedicated to not only pursuing a professional writing career, but to learning how to become better writers and marketers or our work.

We serve members living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and beyond. All are welcome to attend their first two meetings free of charge!

For those interested in joining the chapterthe $25 membership fee can be paid to either CORW, P. O. Box 964, Simsbury, CT 06070 or paypal can be accepted at EDakotaBlack@gmail.com.

CORW meets on the first Saturday of every month except July and August, though our location can be either the South Windsor or the Welles Turner Public Library in Glastonbury. First-time visitors are welcome at the meetings free of charge.

For more news on members, check out our Facebook page.

Our History:
By Helene Radjeski-Edwards, Founder & Past President

This is a love story.

I’ve been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1989 and kept a local chapter membership when I moved to Florida. When I returned to Connecticut the drive to Connecticut Romance Writers was increased to an hour plus.

With experience as the chapter President in Florida I took the chance I could find enough interested writers to start a chapter closer to home. Faxon Libray in West Hartford allowed us to gather. At first, we were just a small group of four or five which included myself,  Iris Alderson,  and several others.

We had a lively debate about the chapter name since Connecticut was already in use. Charter Oak seemed to personify the area we were targeting. The newsletter became “The Oak Leaf”. And later the contest the Golden Acorn, which the chapter run until 2015.

Over the years, our speakers have included Deb Dixon of Goal, Motivation and Conflict fame, Mary Buckham, Laurie Schnebly Campbell, Charter Oak member Sandra Marton, and prominent local Connecticut authors Kristan Higgins and T.L. Costa.

Under the umbrella of RWA we’ve kept our focus on writing and supporting our fellow authors through sharing knowledge and experience and we’re proud to have maintained a small but thriving group.