ROSA Membership Chapters

Cape Town




Garden Route

 All events are posted in the ROSA Announcements WhatsApp group, however, local chapters allow fellow writers to connect with each other. Should you wish to be added to a local chapter WhatsApp group, please send an email to

Guidelines for Chapter Leaders

Only registered members of ROSA who are in good standing may lead ROSA chapters.

Chapter leader duties include:

  1. Maintain a contact list / mailing list of all interested writers in your region.
  2. Arrange regular meetings (we recommend at least 4 per year) and send out notices to all on your contact list in advance of these meetings.
  3. Add the event on the members’ only Facebook group Events page
  4. Send info on the events to be included in ROSA newsletters.
  5. Balance social events with events that encourage writers to seriously pursue their writing, in line with ROSA’s goal of professional development.
  6. Encourage sharing of learning and information between members, also in line with ROSA’s guideline of professional development.
  7. Encourage membership by offering special benefits / discounts to ROSA members. Liaise with Membership Administrator if in doubt.
  8. Ensure that at least some events during the year are affordable for those on lower incomes, to prevent the organisation being seen as exclusive and unwelcoming.
  9. Celebrate publications and milestones of writers within the group.
  10. Encourage members to submit blog posts and articles to ROSA blog and newsletter, and encourage social media sharing of events / photos.
  11. Send quarterly feedback on your chapter to
  12. Manage differences of opinion within the group without (hopefully) alienating or marginalising anyone. ROSA is accepting of all writers at all stages in their career, whether published or unpublished, traditionally published or self-published. While we know it’s impossible, try to ‘be all things to all people’!
  13. Report possible Code of Conduct issues within your chapter to the ROSA Ethics Committee on