About Us


Northern Lights Writers (NLW)

A chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), with meetings located in Wyoming, Minnesota.

Meetings are the third Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm at the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN. Guests age 18 and over are welcome.

The chapter formed in 2003 for the purpose to advance the professional interests of career-focused writers through networking, information, education, and support for writers within the romance publishing industry.


New Members

NLW is happy to accept new members to our ranks. Potential members can attend two meetings to see if they are interested in joining our group, at that point they will need to decide to become a member or not. If so, they will need to join the National group – RWA; and then NLW; both require annual dues.


The 2019 NLW Meeting Calendar

February 16: Annual member party at Meg’s house.

March 20: Guest speaker from API (Anoka Paranormal Investigations) on how they track strange phenomena. They will answer questions on ghost hunting

April 20: Your 2019 Advertising Plan – Bring your pencils and calendar. This will be a hands-on planning session (hosted by Beth Gildersleeve)

May 18: Craft Session - Character Development by Lauri Robinson. Why heroes and heroines must have moments, especially if it’s a risk, that redeem themselves in the eyes of the reader.

June 15: Great Beginnings – Why the first 100 pages of your novel are so important. (hosted by Denise Meinstad)

July 20: No meeting this month

August 17: Instagram / Pinterest for Authors (hosted by Lauren Sorgaard)

Sept. 21: Rosemount Craft Fair (for more information www.rosemountwritersfestival.comand look for the Country Faire tab)

Oct. 25 - 27: Annual Member Retreat at Breezy Point.

Nov. 16: Annual General Meeting for 2020 Elections and Planning and NaNoWriMo Write In gathering from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. All Romance writers are welcome!

Dec. 14: Holiday Party

Current Officers

Beth Gildersleeve, President

Carol Maschke, Vice President

Tracey Cramer-Kelly, Treasurer

Angela Speed, Secretary

The NLW Board

NLW Board handles most of the day-to-day business, which allows for a shorter business meeting and more time for the scheduled program.



For up to date information please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/northernlightswriters/

If you have further questions please email at: NLWriters@gmail.com