Writers Forum Cancelled

Dear Writers,

I am very sorry to inform you all that our Writers Forum, scheduled for Saturday, March 11th, has been cancelled due to a low number of registrations. Unfortunately, at this point we would not break even if we held the event. We held out as long as we could in hopes of more registrations coming in, but we are now out of time.

 Of course, everyone who has registered will be refunded completely.

As you can imagine, this is quite embarrassing for Rome Area Writes, and we are very sorry for any disappointment or  inconvenience this cancellation may cause you.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for this unfortunate turn of events.

Paul Moses

The Writers Forum 2017 Save the Date

Writers Forum 2017

Save the Date!

The Writers Forum 2017, Saturday. March 11, 2017

We will be welcoming three speakers this year to the forum.

  • Eric Haney, Novelist and Screenwriter
  • Andrew Plattner, Novelist and Short Story Writer
  • Raymond L. Atkins, Novelist

This year’s topic will be: How to Add Humor to Your Writing, Writing Action Scenes and Screenplays, and Character Conflicts in Literature.

Come join us in some writerly camaraderie with these great speakers. A continental breakfast is available during the registration hour. We will break for lunch and snacks.

The Writers Forum 2017 Links

Agenda | Register | Speaker Information | Fees | Directions


Photo by Lou Levit

The Rome Area Writers membership would like to thank the outgoing leadership for their time and efforts during the 2016 year. We appreciate the sacrifice of time and energy that you have put into the job. Thanks to that effort, we had the revival of our participation in the Chiaha Festival and continued growth of the group.

  • Paul Culotta, President
  • Gene Magnicheri, Vice President
  • Emily Farmer, Secretary
  • Paul Moses, Treasurer
  • Dekie Hicks, Membership

We also want to welcome the new leadership for 2017 and encourage them. Thanks for accepting  your nominations and leading us through this new year.

  • Paul Moses, President
  • Jason Lowrey, Vice President
  • Merrill Davies, Secretary
  • Emily Farmer, Treasurer
  • Dekie Hicks, Membership

As always, the focus of the group is “Writers helping Writers.” If you would like to participate in a committee dedicated to certain events or tasks within the group let us know.


Next Meeting is January 12th

The next meeting of the Rome Area Writers will be Thursday, January 12th at 6pm. We will meet in the Oostanaula Room, not the Etowah Room. At this meeting we will be electing the officers for 2017 term, so all members please come and participate in this important event.

Christmas Meeting

Tonight (December 15th) is the December meeting of the Rome Area Writers at the Landmark Restaurant. Bring your Christmas poems or stories to share and let us celebrate Christmas together. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm.