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. To become a member, payment of our Annual Membership fee of $35 by check or PayPal is required.  Please note we accept new membership checks at our monthly meetings.


Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) meets on the second Thursday of each month at Old Shawnee Pizza, 19617 W 101st St, Lenexa, KS 66220. 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.


Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) Membership Benefits

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Monthly Programs

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.


We publish a monthly newsletter, MRW Impressions, for our members that contains valuable information from across the nation about the business of publishing as well as articles from other authors about writing technique and craft.


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.



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 $35, 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 Old Shawnee Pizza, 19617 W 101st St, Lenexa, KS 66220. 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 don't hesitate to drop us a note through our contact form. We'll be more than happy to respond directly.