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Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) is a Kansas City area writing organization founded in 2002. We are a welcoming group of writers in all stages of learning our craft. Our membership includes traditionally published, indie published, and aspiring authors.

Don't let the name fool you. Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) members write in a variety of genres including cozy mysteries, contemporary and historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal fiction, women’s fiction, and mainstream fiction. We are fortunate to have members who have attained best-seller designations on Amazon, USA Today, and New York Times Lists.

The purpose of our organization is to educate and support fiction writers of all genres at every stage of their writing career. MRW helps authors improve their writing craft and book marketing skills by providing guidance, positive critique, and insight from industry experts.

Our next meeting will be February 8, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

10586 Metcalf Ave,

Overland Park, KS 66212

Our speaker will be Ross Capps, Laboratory Director of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory. Ross will talk to us about the many ways in which the lab aids in criminal investigations. Topics will include bloodstain pattern analysis, DNA analysis, body fluid identification, latent prints, crime scene reconstruction and other real life CSI investigations. He will be open to questions after his talk.

Visitors welcome! We have dinner at 6:00 and program begins around 7:00 (ish 😊). 

About MRW

Why Join MRW?

  • Learn writing skills

  • Get your book ready for publication

  • Gain confidence as a new writer

  • Make lifelong friendships

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