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!





September 24

Program: In Search of the Truth: Researching Online and In Person
Room: The Treehouse Room, Vestavia Hills Library

Whether writing a book set in the present or the past, fiction or nonfiction, research is often necessary. Learn how and where to locate sources to answer specific questions, and how to verify the accuracy of the source itself. Topics covered include online sources, conducting interviews with industry professionals, research libraries, and uncovering information at historical sites and museums. In addition, the workshop will cover how to use the information found in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the reader.

Betty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories featuring strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the paranormal. In addition to her romantic fiction, she’s the author of several nonfiction books and earned a Master of Arts in English in 2008. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and the Authors Guild.

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October 22

Program: Prep for the 2016 Southern Magic Readers Luncheon!

We'll be meeting in a special location to prepare lots of goodies for the attendees of the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon!

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