Welcome to Southwest Florida Romance Writers

The Southwest Florida Romance Writers (SWFRW) is an affiliate chapter of Romance Writers of America®. SWFRW’s membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscript to award-winning authors. The chapter is committed to promoting excellence in fiction through monthly meetings, workshops, and networking.

Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before joining. Our meetings are generally held the 4th Saturday of every month.

Our usual meeting place is the conference room at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Dr., Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

HOWEVER, during this time of social distancing, all upcoming meetings will be online held from the comfort and safety of our own homes using Zoom. Details & links will be posted before each event to members. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please contact our Vice President at renakoontz@yahoo.com. Rena can provide you with Zoom links and more.


August 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm — Crafting a Colorful Cast with C. Chilove
Participants will engage in world-building that encompasses diversity while creating characters that are absent stereotypes. Authors will learn to explore the world around them and identify diversity (age, race, gender, socioeconomics, culture) to gain more understanding on stereotypes and how to avoid them. Authors participating will be encouraged to read through the examples to determine what could be done to remove unconscious bias to make works embody a colorful cast.
C. Chilove writes sexy, thought-provoking romance that explores the human condition while proving love transcends societal clichés. Her characters are strong, witty, and prove that diversity is beautiful. Former President of the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America, C. Chilove is currently on the board of RWA as Secretary.
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