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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are all day unless specifically noted.

Updated Nov. 26, 2014

Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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December 13, 2014

VRW Holiday Party

Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

10:00 - 2:00

Don your most festive attire and bring your best party dish to the Virginia Romance Writer's December Meeting and Holiday Party!

You'll receive an e-vite soon. Please RSVP to Leigh at! Seating is limited to 40, so this will be a members only event. We'll celebrate member achievements and volunteers. There will also be a gift exchange game, so please bring a WRAPPED gift in the $10 range.

Our speaker will be Rita Clay Estrada, creator, co-founder and first president of Romance Writers of America (RWA), the largest genre writing organization in the world. In 1980 she sold her first book to Simon & Schuster. Since then, she’s sold 42 books to Silhouette, Harlequin, Dell Publishing, Kensington, Pageant and Writers Digest.

For more than four years, Rita Clay Estrada acted as RWA spokeswoman on such programs as CBS National News with Steve Croft, CBS News, The Today Show, King TV and PBS National as well as many local television and radio shows. TV, radio and newspaper interviews can be found in Houston Chronicle, New York Times, Dallas Morning News, as well as Boston, MA., Washington DC, Seattle WA., Tucson, AZ.

She has given workshops and keynote speeches at national conferences, universities and library systems throughout the country.

Along with her writing, Rita is also a Catastrophe Insurance Adjuster schooled and specializing in Environmental Disasters. She goes across the country talking to people involved in gas well blowouts, oil disasters to chemical fires. When she wasn’t working as an adjuster, she sailed the Caribbean, up the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico on a 38 foot sailboat.