About CaRWA

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America® is to help members become published and establish and build careers in romantic fiction. We provide continuing support for members both individually and in the romance publishing industry. We also promote excellence in romantic fiction.

To this end, we offer meetings, workshops, conferences, a newsletter and email list to help each of us achieve our personal writing goals.

We are always accepting new members! Most of our meetings are open to the public, so if you wish to become acquainted with CaRWA and our members, please join us for one of our regular monthly meetings.

And to join, go here!

Board of Directors

President: Emily Vale (​

Treasurer: Ava Hayden (

Secretary: Jill Flanagan (

VP Communications: Alyssa Linn Palmer (

VP Programming: M Jane Colette (

Other Committee Positions

Membership Chair​: Missy Weening (​

PRO/PAN Liaison: A.M. Westerling (

Diversity Liaison: Alyssa Linn Palmer (

Webmistress: Win Day (

About RWA

The Romance Writers of America® was formed in 1980 to provide networking and support to individuals seriously pursuing a career in romantic fiction.

Today the non-profit organization has more than 10,000 members and more than 145 chapters across the United States and Canada, one in Australia and a variety of special interest and online chapters.

For more information, please visit their website at

Information taken from the Romance Writers of America, Inc.