Meetings & Events

2017 STAR Meeting and Event Schedule

Schedule subject to change: Guests considering joining are welcome to attend up to two regular meetings. But before attending any meeting : Please contact STAR to check the schedule for changes and to receive additional information about becoming a member.

January 29th, SUNDAY 1:30 PM

  • Location: Edge of Thyme
  • Topic: Annual Meeting  Members Only


  • Location: Online
  • Topic: Board Meeting Vote on Annual Budget  Members Only

February 21, TUESDAY 7 PM

Video Conference

  • Jessica Clever Let’s Talk About Social Media Video Conference

March 18, SATURDAY, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Writing Retreat  Members Only

  • Location: Pumpelly House Retreat
  • Luncheon Topic: To be announced

April 18, TUESDAY, 6:30 PM

  • Location:  Tioga County Office Building
  • Topic:  Sharing our favorite romances

April 29, SATURDAY 10:30 AM  Free and open to the public

Guest Speaker

  • Location: Barnes & Noble
  • Guest Speaker
    Veronica Park, Jr. Literary Agent / Marketing Consultant
    Corvisiero Literary Agency
  • Topic: Marketing Your Book Veronica will also take practice pitches after her talk.

May 16th , TUESDAY, 6:30 PM

  • Location: Tioga County Office Building;
  • Topic:  Brainstorming and Webbing – Ways to spark your creativity.

June 20, TUESDAY, 6:30 p.m.

  • Location: Tioga County Office Building
  • Topic  2017 RITA Book Discussion – selected RITA Book will be provided by STAR

July 18, TUESDAY, 6:30 PM

  • Location: Tioga County Office Building
  • Topic: Members will share their favorite writing tips

August 15 Online Board Meeting

  • Topic: Prepare 2018 Slate of Candidates

September 19, TUESDAY, 6:30 PM

  • Location:  Tioga County Office Building
  • Topic:  Presentation of 2018 slate of officers, possible speaker

October 17 TUESDAY 6:30 PM

New Member Tea

  • Location: Tioga Conference Room
  • Topic: New member tea  Open to the Public Every member must bring a guest
  • Activity: Romance Trivia

November 4, SATURDAY 8:30 AM to 4 PM


  • Location: Pumpelly House
  • Lunch Presentation: To be announced

December 12, TUESDAY, 6 PM

Annual Holiday Awards Dinner Members Only

  • Location: Blue Dolphin, Apalachin 



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