wRomance: A weekend of writing and love

My wonderful local RWA chapter, Rose City Romance Writers, is hosting a weekend filled with events for writers and readers of romance!

Writing workshops, Saturday, February 20th, 9:00am – 4:00pm:


Forensics for Fiction: make your crime pay with Geoff Symon

When writing crime scenes, what is the balance between accuracy and overkill?  Geoff Symon shares his experience as a 20-year Forensic Investigator with authors of every popular genre.  We’ll visit the most common forensic flubs and fallacies while discussing true primary forensic methods and fundamental terminology to bring authenticity to the scene of your crime.


Half-day Brand Plan with Damon Suede

Branding is the cornerstone of all promo and marketing plans and is necessary to building a career and setting long range goals. During this workshop, author Damon Suede will assist attendees in identifying, honing, and crafting their personal author brand. Participants will also leave with a platform for effectively wielding their unique brand.


 University Place Hotel. Portland, Oregon.

Cocktails with Readers and Authors, Saturday, February 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


No-host bar, hors d’oeuvres, schmoozing.


University Place Hotel. Portland, Oregon.

Love Between the Covers, Sunday, February 21st


One-time local screening of Love Between the Covers, a feature-length documentary about the romance industry–its readers and writers, and why romance deserves respect.


The Venetian in Hillsboro, Oregon. Doors open at 3:00; film begins at 4:00

For more information, or to buy tickets, check out Rose City Romance Writers.