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See specific date for meeting agenda, time and location. Most meetings will be available via Go To Meeting or recorded. You must be a chapter member to access the Go To Meeting or recording. All meeting attendees are invited to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant after the meeting. Non-members may attend two meetings without joining.

January 21, 2017

General Meeting time starts at 10:15 a.m.
~Chapter Business~
Presented by Annie Whittaker
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
~Presentation by Attorney Leonard DuBoff~

One of America's foremost authorities on areas where law and creative work intersect, describes how to take advantage of your skills and profit from your work. He will discuss the business of being a writer and explains how to succeed in every area affecting a writer's livelihood as it pertains to the law. Learn all the essential details of: Submissions, Permissions,Freedom of Information Requests, Book and Magazine Contracts, Taxes, Royalties, Copyright Ownership, Dispute Resolution.
Location: West Jordan City Hall
8000 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84088
Cost: Free for URWA members $10 for non-URWA members until the day of the event when it will be $25
Credit card payments will be taken with online registration or people can register and mark that they are sending a check or paying cash at the door when they register. No credit card payments on the day of the event.
*You must be pre-registered for this event to pay the $10 at the door if you choose that option.*
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED for this special event. Please register early!
Registration link:
Presented by: Utah Chapter of Romance Writers of America
More information:, Email questions to
See you there!

February 18, 2017

~Not so Good, Bad, and Very Bad Writing: How to Recognize It and Fix It~
Presented by Dr. Allison Sharp
Dr. Allison Sharp has a Phd. in English and has graded many a freshman writing assignment. She is a freelance editor and judges many writing contests.
~Getting Past Dull: Making Your Dialogue Sing~
Presented by Jennifer Beckstrand
Description: There will be lots of interaction and lots of practice in this class as we discuss how to take your dialogue past the mundane, across the tedious, over the repetitive, and into the compelling. (Optional: Come with an example of good dialogue and an example of bad dialogue so we can discuss.)
Location: Farmington Library
133 Main Street Farmington, UT 84025
Time: 10:30

March 18, 2017

Get some help with your plot or brainstorm with others over lunch. Bring a share dish and your ideas.
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Tiffinie Helmer Residence, Springville, UT -Please log into the Members Only page for the address.

April 21-22, 2017

~Writing Retreat~
Details TBA

May 20, 2017

~Wellness for Writers~ Presented by Danielle Fielden
~Time Management for Writers~ Presenter:TBA
Time: 10:30-12:30
Location: TBA

June 17, 2017


July 22, 2017


August 19, 2017

~How and Why to Create a Newsletter~ Presented by Linzee Armstrong
Everything you need to know to start and manage a successful reader newsletter.
Location & Time: TBA

September 18, 2017

~Back to School/New technologies and How to Use Them~
Location & Time: TBA

October 14, 2017

~URWA Heart of the West Readers Luncheon~
Details TBA

November 18, 2017

~Marketing-How to choose which marketing methods to use~
Location & Time: TBA

December, 2017

~Holiday Luncheon~
Details TBA

last updated 02/22/17