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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. 

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Attend a Monthly Meetng

Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) Membership Benefits

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Monthly Programs

Our next meeting will be June 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

10586 Metcalf Ave,

Overland Park, KS 66212.

Our monthly in-person programs include education about both the craft of writing and the business of publishing.

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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. 

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


MRW hosts an annual members-only writing retreat the third weekend 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.

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