NEORWA is the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Romance Writers of America. We were founded in 1986 by a group of dedicated writers who were as passionate about the romance industry as they were about becoming published. Pioneer of romance, author June Lund Shiplett, was one of our founding members.
NEORWA was established to provide support and encouragement for all authors writing in any sub-genre of romance—paranormal, historical, contemporary, erotic, young adult, or wherever your heart takes you. We welcome authors who are at any point in their writing career, from unpublished beginner to veteran author
We serve the Northeast Ohio area including Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina and surrounding counties but we have members from all over Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Our annual Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference draws attendees from across the United States.
Meetings are typically held on the first Saturday of the month at one of the Cuyahoga County Library branches. We meet from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Members, guests and guest speakers can attend an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant immediately following our monthly meeting. We also take a field trip now and then to areas of local interest. In the past few years, we’ve taken a guided tour of a wedding dress exhibit through the Cleveland Historical society, had a tour of the special exhibits and reference materials available through the Cleveland Public Library and visited Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.
We hold an annual writers retreat in November for NEORWA members at Punderson State Park, offer online workshops and host an annual writing contest .
Whether you are a newbie just starting out or a veteran author with multiple publications to your name, you are welcome to stop by and check us out.
If you are ready to join us now, you can download the membership form here.