Meetings

Note:If you have signed up for a meeting and need to cancel, please e-mail SFA.RWAMembership@gmail.com.

Meetings are held at Chevys - Emeryville, 1890 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608; (510) 653-8210.
Registration starts at 8:30 am, the meeting starts at 9:30, and the program starts at 10:00.
Pre-pay is now available using PayPal. Click the button below the meeting and follow directions. Payment at meeting by cash or check is also still accepted. Members must register by 5:00 PM the Friday before the meeting to receive the reduced rate. Registration and pre-pay ends at 5:00 PM Friday. Drop-ins are welcome Saturday on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Meeting Registration

August 13, 2016 - Cover model/photo panel
Romance novel models tell us how to get original covers and how they can actually play a role in helping you sell books.

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September 10, 2016 - Sharon Hamilton
New York Times bestseller Sharon Hamilton walks us through her journey from fledgling self-published author to national bestseller.


Oct 1 – Special all-day writers workshop—how to make your book shine for editors and readers
Given by Harlequin Romance/HarperCollins, sponsored by SFA-RWA, Silicon Valley RWA and Sacramento Valley Rose RWA at the Hyatt House in Emeryville. The event includes: A limited number of pitches with a Harlequin editor as well as a dedicated group submission blitz, continental breakfast and lunch. Price to be determined.


October 8, 2016 - TBA

November 12, 2016 - Catherine Bybee
How to increase newsletter subscribers and build a strong street team

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series as well as the Weekday Brides series.

December 2016 - Holiday Party - Members Only

January 14, 2017 - Writing a reporter into your next book? Get it right.
A panel of print, TV, and online journalists tell us how we’re getting it wrong.


For a list of our Past Meetings, click here.