About Us

Founded in 2005, Saguaro Romance Writers (RWA-Tucson) is Chapter 58 of Romance Writers of America®, a national association of professional writers, editors and literary agents dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. With some exceptions, we meet the 4th Saturday of every month. Please check our events page for program information and dates.

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For questions about reservations: TucsonRWAreservations@gmail.com

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Mailing Address:

Saguaro Romance Writers
255 N Rosemont #57363
Tucson AZ 85711

2020 Board of Directors

President: VIcky Loebel
Vice President of Programs: AmyLynn Bright (assisted by Linda Jesionka)
Treasurer: Rose Ortiz
Secretary: Barbara Baume
Director of Communications: Emily Smith-Dee
Director of Membership: Christine Gross
Chapter Adviser/Past President: Anne Gaston

2020 Volunteers

Community Outreach: Bev Malnar & Christine Kisthardt
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair: Kellie Hazell
Lending Library: Shelley Williams
Meeting Reservations: Christine Gross
Rocks & Rubies: Helen Rodgers
Thinking of You: Christy Gridley
Ways & Means: Beth Lake

Visit our Facebook page TucsonRWA for more information about Saguaro Romance Writers.

Meeting Information

Location: Viscount Hotel 4855 East Broadway, Tucson
Time: 10am - 2pm (Doors open 9:15)
Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 12

Meeting fee of $20 for SRW members $30 guests and walk-ins includes a single-entree buffet lunch. Program runs approximately 10am – 2pm. Let us know you’re coming by registering on our Events page or by emailing tucsonrwaReservations@gmail.com no later than 8 am Wednesday before the meeting. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available basis. We accept payment via PayPal, cash, or check. Please check our Facebook page TucsonRWA for last minute schedule or venue changes.

Guests may attend at most two regular chapter meetings before they are required to join both the national organization at RWA.org and SRW in order to continue attending. Because our members write all heat levels, attendance is restricted to age 18 and up, which can (but doesn't always) include our special events.

SRW welcomes writers of any race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, socio-economic status, neurodiversity, and genre because #LoveIsLove.

You must be actively pursuing a career as a romance writer to become a general member of the organization. We also accept associate members who write in genres other than romance, publishing industry professionals, and bloggers. For more information, please refer to the Become a Member page on the RWA website.