The NOLA STARs chapter of RWA® offers numerous opportunities for members to connect, learn, network and promote themselves. We’d love to have you join us for any or all of the following events!


The group holds regular meetings at the University Center at LSUS in Shreveport on the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings for free before deciding to become members.

Check out our HOME page for specific details on upcoming meetings and directions.

The meeting format is as follows:
• 10:00 – 10:50 General Meeting – discussion of chapter business, announcements and member news
• 11:00 – noon Program – Speakers present workshops on topics of interest to writers, including craft, career and industry

Attendees can take advantage of breaks to socialize, meet visitors and sample member-provided snacks. Many members get together after the meeting to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant. All attendees are welcome to join us.



Each March, we have an event which is normally open to the public.  To learn more, visit our Spring Special Event Page.

This contest is open to both published and unpublished writers and offers entrants the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their work in progress from readers, writers and, published authors.. In addition, the six highest scoring entrants will have their submission reviewed by a panel of six or more editors and agents. For more information, please visit our Contest Page.

Each Fall, NOLA STARs schedules either a Members-Only Retreat or an Open-To-The-Community day of writer-focused workshops. To learn more, please visit the Fall Special Event Page