As weâ€™re gearing up for RWA Nationals locally in Anaheim, I wanted to share some information about â€œspecial interestâ€ chapters that are online. Some may not know of the opportunities. In addition to OCC/RWA, Iâ€™m also a member of a number of Online chapters. One is Passionate Ink, which is for erotic romance writers (http://www.passionateink.org/).
Every year at Nationals, most of these chapters host a party (because they don’t get to meet in person during the year!). Passionate Ink recently announced that their party will be on Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The theme is â€œDungeon,â€ and the guest speaker is Sascha Illyvich, who taught the â€œWriting from a Manâ€™s POVâ€ course for OCC in 2010. Last year, it was â€œBurlesque,â€ and it cost $25 to attend for nice appetizers and two drink tickets (plus the â€œshowâ€).
Iâ€™m a special interest junkie! I belong to five other chapters. So if you have a special genre, see whatâ€™s out there, and look into joining before it gets too close. This way, youâ€™ll have the info on the parties at National! (The YARWA event sells out every year.)