The Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writiers of America® (SOLA) is a non-profit literary organization dedicated to the craft and business of writing book fiction. The purpose of SOLA is to educate and inform aspiring and published authors (traditionally or self-published). SOLA provides a supportive literary community, a monthly newsletter, and monthly meetings. The meetings include valuable programs, which focus on the publishing industry, the craft of writing, marketing techniques, technology for writers, networking, the latest trends in publishing, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to meet industry professionals.

SOLA was founded as a chapter of Romance Writers of America® in 1985. Since then our members have published over 800 books in multiple genres. Our chapter has published a cookbook and story collection (Surviving Katrina, 2006), ran a successful writing contest (The Dixie Kane) for nearly a decade, and has hosted several writers’ retreats at historic locations in south Louisiana.

If you think SOLA may be for you, click here to join our chapter or visit us at our next meeting. We meet the third Saturday of every month at the East Bank Regional Library at 4747 Napoleon Avenue and welcome visitors. Our business meeting starts at 10:00 and our program begins at 11:00. We invite all visitors to join us for lunch after the meeting.

If you live too far away to come to our meetings, we welcome you to join SOLA as a virtual member. Virtual members view our meetings via their computers and our portal on our private members only page.

Making stories come to life on the page is solitary work. It doesn’t have to be lonely. Join us for fun, fellowship, and a future filled with like-minded souls on your writing journey.

For more about how SOLA began, check out our history page.