About GRNW

The goal of Old Growth Northwest’s Gay Romance Northwest initiative is to give writers and readers all over the region a chance to gather, meet, and discuss LGBTQ romance fiction. This initiative includes free public reading events, local reader meetings, and the annual conference Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up. The first GRNW Meet-Up was held on September 14, 2013. The conference has since been held every September, with GRNW 2014 on 9/20/2014 and GRNW 2015 on 9/26/2015.

Save the Date for GRNW 2016 at the Seattle Central Library on 9/24/16! 

Visit the GRNW Conference page for updates. Registration for GRNW 2016 is now open. (Registration is! free!) 😀


Join the GRNW Community!

GRNW on GoodReads: Join our GRNW GoodReads group to stay up-to-date on GRNW 2014 Meet-Up and author news, read interviews with attending authors, participate in our GRNW Reading Challenge, find out about upcoming events and meetings, and be a part of the discussion about the Meet-Up and LGBT romance fiction.

Follow GRNW: Join our communities on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date about all the news around the GRNW Meet-Up, our reading events, and new releases by GRNW authors.

GRNW Around the Web

A collection of articles about GRNW or GRNW activities:

Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up in Seattle: September 14, 2013 (Reviews by Jesswave, 6/2/13)

Gay Literary Fiction is Hawt! Gay City Hosts 3 Local Authors (Seattle Gay Scene, 7/17/13)

Seattle Reading Event and Irregulars Giveaway (Reviews by Jesswave, 7/20/13)

University Book Store to Feature Readings by Local Writers (The Seattle Lesbian, 7/23/13)

A Happily Ever After for All: Northwest Gay Romance Meet-Up (Lambda Literary, 8/11/13)

Monday News: Reporters beware, computers are writing your news now; Big books are back; Why I hate the strong heroine and more. (Dear Author, 8/19/13)

Love is Love: Four Authors who celebrate Gay Romance (Seattle Gay News, 8/30/13)

Seattle Conference Spreads the Love about LGBTQ Romance Fiction (Lambda Literary, 8/31/13)

Romantic Wednesdays: Gay Romance (SPL Shelf Talk, 9/4/13)

Love in black and white – Authors’ event offers an in-depth look at Gay romance writing (Seattle Gay News, 9/6/13)

Celebrating Love Stories at Seattle LGBTQ Romance Conference (Pride Foundation, 9/6/13)

The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 9-15-13 (Reading Reality, 9/15/13)

How to Get LGBT Romance Books into Libraries by Marlene Harris (Reviews by Jesswave, 10/4/13)

What I Learned While Running a Gay Romance Conference by Tracy Timmons-Gray (Reviews by Jesswave, 10/15/13)


Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up is proudly hosted by Old Growth Northwest, an arts nonprofit that seeks to cultivate a diverse cultural ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest through creative writing events, workshops, and other programs. To learn more about Old Growth Northwest, click here.