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Join Midwest Romance Writers (MRW)

Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) is taking new members.

Are you searching for a group of supportive people to help improve your writing craft?

Then you’re in the right place.

Attend a Monthly Meeting

We welcome you to attend one of our Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) monthly meetings as a guest. If you would like to join us officially, our dues are only $40 for an entire year of fun, camaraderie and learning. 

Our members range from multi-published to just beginning. 


Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) meets on the second Thursday of each month at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 10586 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212, just north of 435. Our meetings begin at 6pm with dinner and socializing. At 7pm we have a brief 15-20 minute business meeting followed by our presentation/discussion. Presentations/Discussions are planned to last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. We have Zoom available for members who can't attend the regular meetings. 

For more information, email

Attend a Monthly Meetng

Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) Membership Benefits

Monthly Programs

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

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

10586 Metcalf Ave,

Overland Park, KS 66212


Our June program will be Colleen Norman from Mid-Continent Public Library to talk to us about Romance GenreCon.


Visitors welcome!

Our monthly in-person programs include education about both the craft of writing and the business of publishing. Zoom available for anyone wishing to attend virtually.

Email Group

All MRW members have access to our private IO Email Group. This communication tool is used for MRW announcements, member questions, and between-meeting discussions. Our members enjoy weekly motivational quotes, accountability, and the ability to keep each other up to date on good news. 


We feature frequent open critique sessions and all members have the opportunity to join a critique small-group which meets on a regular basis.

Membership Benefits


MRW hosts an annual members-only writing retreat in October.  The annual retreat is chock-full of mini-programs, open critique, creative writing exercises, and lots of laughter and fun with fellow writers.

  • How does someone join your club or organization?
    MRW welcomes anyone interested in writing and publishing to join our dynamic group. We encourage you to attend one or two of our monthly meetings to get to know us. Then, if you think we're a good fit to help you reach your writing goals, our annual dues are $40, payable by check or via PayPal.
  • When does your club or organization get together? How often?
    MRW meets on the second Thursday of each month at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 10586 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212. We also host an annual weekend retreat, usually the third weekend of October.
  • Who is eligible to join your club or organization?
    MRW has a stated goal of helping and encouraging writers in any stage of development to become the best writer they can be. Anyone, from those with a kernel of an idea for their first story to multi-published award-winning authors, is welcome to join our fun engaging group. Never written a word? Or think that what you've written is not fit to read? Guess what? That's where we all start. At MRW, we believe that one of the best ways to become a great writer is to surround yourself with like-minded people who want to encourage your success.
  • What if I have a question that isn't answered in the FAQ?
    If you have a question that we haven't addressed in our FAQ, please contact Diane Rogers at or Sally Berneathy at We'll be happy to respond directly.
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