Unless otherwise noted on the schedule below, we meet the fourth Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Vestavia Hills Public Library, 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216. For directions, click here.

  • 12:00-12:30. Lunch and business meeting. Bring your own lunch!
  • 12:45-1:00. Q & A. A reading or question-and-answer session with a published author, or a question-and-answer session with a professional from an industry of interest for our writing.
  • 1:00-3:00. Program.

Visitors are welcome! Visitors must be 18 or older. You may attend two general meetings in a 12-month period without joining. Visitors who wish to attend more often must join Romance Writers of America and Southern Magic.

Meetings are subject to change, so check back here before you come!


January 23




February 27

Program: Publishing In Today’s Market presented by New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love

Publishing is changing faster than ever before. As someone who has been self-employed her entire adult life, Dianna actually enjoys this wild and crazy atmosphere in our industry. However, she meets many writers who are either racing in headfirst without all the information, or are intimidated by the whole process. Bring your questions for this informal chat with an author who is willing to share her experience and tips on publishing in today's market.

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love once dangled over a hundred feet in the air to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies.The first book she penned was published in 2004, sold out at the warehouse in two months and won a RITA® award the following year. She now writes high-octane romantic thrillers and the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series. Her latest Slye Temp romantic thriller is STOLEN VENGEANCE (Book 6) and her next urban fantasy release in April 2016 is ROGUE BELADOR (Book 7). On the rare occasion that Dianna is out of her writing cave, she tours the country on her BMW motorcycle and loves to fish. She lives in the Atlanta, GA area with her motorcycle safety instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater critters.

Dianna's Website | Facebook | Twitter


March 26

Program: TBA

Information to be posted soon! 


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