The Silicon Valley Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA Chapter #170) was formed in late 1996 when six members of the San Francisco Area RWA Chapter decided to form a new outpost in a more geographically favorable location for South Bay residents. Our first meeting was held in February 1997, with fifteen attendees.

Since then, we've grown to over seventy active members, with writers representing all major subgenres including: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Young Adult, Inspirational, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Erotica, and Womens Fiction.

Our chapter welcomes and nurtures all levels of writers, whether they are seasoned professionals or interested hobbyists who would like to take that next step. We sponsor monthly workshops on various craft and market topics, including periodic agent/editor visits. Our members also hold regular write-ins and critique groups in a variety of locations around the Peninsula and South Bay.

Come visit one of our monthly meetings in beautiful San Jose, California. We'd love to help you grow as a writer!