February 17, 2024

February

Libby Waterford is a white woman. Her brown hair is tied back behind her head, and she is wearing glasses and a lacy blue top.

Date: February 17, 2024
UPDATED Time, first time we are trying this:
  • 12:00 pm, Networking
  • 12:15 pm, Introductions & Incentives
  • around 12:30-12:45 pm, Business meeting (we are not sure how long Intro & Incentives will take)
  • 1:30 pm, Speaker

Location: Zoom and Hilliard Room of Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026
Speaker:  Libby Waterford, via Zoom
Topic:  Self Publishing Basics

Your self-publishing journey is as unique as your writing journey, and this workshop will help you understand what you need to consider as you start down the self-publishing path. We will cover working with editors to get your book publication-ready, packaging your book, distributing the finished product, as well as next steps like marketing and advertising.
About our Speaker:  Libby Waterford is the author of the Sawyer’s Cove: The Reboot and the Never a Bride series. She’s obsessed with her pollinator garden, DIY fermentation, and writing swoony first kisses and hopeful happily ever afters. Her steamy contemporary romances mix witty banter and all the feels with a solid dollop of good old-fashioned sexual tension. Libby wrangles her two ever-growing sons and a husband in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The former President of the

Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, Libby is also an instructor at the Westport Writers’ Workshop.

 

March 16, 2024

March

Date: March 16, 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at approx. 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Community Room at the Burkhardt Library4704 Burkhardt Ave., Dayton, OH 45403.
Topic: Small-group brainstorming
Come with your book ideas, and get ready to brainstorm in small group sessions. Each person has a turn to share where they could use group help brainstorming anything.
Members who are on zoom, you will be plotting in your own “room” that we will set up. If we have enough members, we will have more than one room. In person, we will break into small groups.

 

April 13, 2024

April

Date: April 13th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and NEW Location: Meeting Room of Urbana Public Library, 1060 Scioto St, Urbana, OH 43708-2228. Room is Just to the right as you enter the library.
Speaker:  Monica Corwin
Topic:  Plotting and building stories using tropes
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

May 18, 2024

May

Date: May 18th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Dayton-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

 

June 15, 2024

June

Date: June 15th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Columbus-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

 

July 13, 2024

July

Date: July 13th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Dayton-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

August 17, 2024

August

Date: August 17th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Columbus-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

 

September 14, 2024

September

Date: September 14th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Dayton-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

October 19, 2024

October

Date: October 19th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Columbus-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

 

November 16, 2024

November

Date: November 16th 2024
Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Dayton-area location TBD
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:  TBD
About our Speaker:  TBD

 

December 7, 2024

December

Graphic of ornaments, some presents, and "Happy Holidays COFW Members"

Date: Date TBD
Time: noon
Location: Private Event
Topic: Celebration of all things COFW and writing romance. Awarding pens to our members publishing their first novels, and awarding our member of the year.
Details for this event will be available through the COFW Google Group email

1/13/2024

January

 

Date: January 13, 2024

Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at approx. 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom and Community Room at the Burkhardt Library4704 Burkhardt Ave., Dayton, OH 45403This is a newer location for us, in the Dayton Metro Library System.
Speaker: Jules Bennett, in person (weather permitting, otherwise, Zoom)
Topic: Breathing Life Into Your Work

Make your characters and even your settings come to life with realistic descriptions. Fun concepts to make your manuscript stand out!

About our Speaker: USA Today Bestselling Author Jules Bennett has penned more than 100 contemporary romance novels since the start of her career. She knows a thing or two about love considering she met her husband when she was 14, dated him all through high school, and they have been married nearly 25 years. They have 2 teen girls and live in the Midwest with their rescue pup, Maggie. Jules loves to travel and spend time with her family. In her spare time, she’s a true crime junkie.