Welcome to SOLA

*we meet the third saturday of every month at 10:00 am at the East Bank Regional Library.

 4747 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001.

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From President Pamela Kopfler:

Welcome to the South Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers of America®!

We’re known in writing circles as SOLA and make our home deep in South Louisiana. Some of us call the Big Easy home and some of us live along the bayous or the sprawling metropolitan area of New Orleans. Others join us virtually and miss out on the heat and humidity, but enjoy the Southern hospitality of SOLA. However you got here, we’re glad to see you!

Louisiana has a deep tradition of attracting literary types. Some of them were born here. Others got here as soon as they could. We don’t mean to brag, but here are a few famous Louisiana Authors: James Lee Burke, Tennessee Williams, Ann Rice, Ernest Gaines.

SOLA is doing its part to keep up the tradition. Meet our published authors, members, and board of officers. Together we find the determination, inspiration, and information we need to reach THE END—book after book—and find our happily ever after.

Make yourself at home and browse around to find out more about SOLA.

Through SOLA, I have learned invaluable information on writing, marketing, and the publishing industry. Everyone is welcoming and willing to share knowledge about the craft and market, information that would have been time consuming to find on my own. I’ve also made many friends and am no longer alone in my writing endeavors. Without these wonderful ladies and gentlemen, I don’t think I would have ever finished my book!

Megan Bates

A friend who had read some of my short stories encouraged me to join the Southern Louisiana Chapter (SOLA) of Romance Writers of America, and I must admit it’s been an invaluable experience for this lifelong loner. I now have friends who understand the difficulties of writing a novel and willingly share their experiences and concerns. With their encouragement and SOLA’s educational programs, workshops, brainstorming sessions, and critique sessions, I’m now ready to publish my first book. Happily for me, a panel discussion on traditional vs. independent publishing appeared on the program at the perfect time. With every step I take and every change in the rapidly evolving publishing industry, I’m thankful for the help and camaraderie that being a member of SOLA provides.

Barbara Hussey