Meetings

All LRWA meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of every month at 11:30 AM at the Coosaw Creek Country Club, Ashley Room unless otherwise stated. Interested and aspiring writers are encouraged to join us at any of our regular meetings! Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings before joining LRWA.

Times:

General Meeting: 11:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch/Networking: 12:00 – 12:45
Program Workshop: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:

4110 Club Course Dr
North Charleston, SC 29420
Phone: 843 767 – 9000
Map

2019 Meeting Dates:

January 26
February 16
March 23
April 27
May 18
June 22
July 20
August 24
September 28
October 19
November 9
December 7 – Annual Holiday Party

Program Schedule for 2019

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January 26, 2019


Goals: Friends, Not Foes

Location: Coosaw Creek Country Club, Ashley Room

Times: Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.; Speaker at 1:00 pm

Workshop Blurb:

Whether you are already published, or just starting on your writing journey, concrete goals can propel your career forward. Join us for a discussion about setting and attaining the goals that are important to you in 2019. We’ll discuss the particulars of using short and long term goals, including a round table discussion about what works…and what doesn’t.

February 16, 2019


Workshop in a Box: Markicity 101

Guest Speaker: Jessie Edwards via Prerecorded audio/video

Location: Coosaw Creek Country Club, Ashley Room

Times: Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.; Speaker at 1:00 pm

Workshop Blurb:

Congratulations, your book will soon be in the world for readers to enjoy! Now is not the time to sit back and relax, though how will readers know your book is available to be enjoyed if you haven’t told anyone about it? In this workshop, we will discuss a basic overview of where to start in terms of marketing and publicity, or “markicity.”  We’ll take a look at your most important marketing and publicity tools, community-building strategies, pitching your book and you, how to determine what to spend your time on, as well as some tips for working with a traditional publisher to enhance their efforts.

  • What is Markicity?
  • Most Important Marketing Tools
    • Website
    • Email newsletter
  • Building Community
    • How important is social media?
    • Networking
    • Reader groups/street teams
  • Pitching you vs pitching your book
    • Reviews
    • Trend pieces
    • Blogs
  • Hiring a publicist
  • Events
  • Working with a traditional publisher on publicity + marketing
    • Timeline
    • Expectations
    • Helping your publisher help you

Speaker Bio:

Jessie Edwards began working for Romance Writers of America in August 2017. As Marketing and PR Manager, Jessie handles press inquiries and outreach, as well as RWA social media. Jessie graduated from Berry College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Public Relations. She has worked in romance publicity since 2010.

March 23, 2019


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Location: Coosaw Creek Country Club, Ashley Room

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April 27, 2019


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May 18, 2019


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June 22, 2019


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July 20, 2019


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August 24, 2019


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September 28, 2019


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October 19, 2019


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November 9, 2019


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December 7, 2019


Annual Holiday Party!

Location: TBD

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm

Happy Holidays, everyone! There will be a gift exchange for those who wish to participate, ($10 limit, writing related), and some fun prizes. Can’t wait to see you all there!

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