Conferences & Conventions

Conferences and conventions for readers, writers and all fans of the romance genre. Have conference information that you’d like to post? Send us the details.


Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference—The Business of Writing

Sponsor: Northeast Ohio RWA (NEORWA)
Location: The Holiday Inn-Strongsville, 15471 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136
Fee: RWA Members $100; Non-members $125
Date: September 6–7, 2019
Presenter: Jane Friedman.
Topic: The Business of Writing Master Class.
Workshop Features: Author Platform and Career Development Lab plus Q&A with Jane Friedman; baskets and critiques raffle; book fair with signing
http://www.neorwa.com/conference-2/ or email [email protected]


Starfish Writers Conference

Sponsor: Houston Bay Area RWA
Location: Space Center Houston, 601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77058
Fee: $50 for chapter members; $75 for non-members
Date: September 6–7, 2019
Speakers: Author and Amazon Marketing Expert Brian Meeks.
Conference Features: Friday evening program, full lunch, raffle baskets.
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A Day in the Life of Your Next Protagonist: Karenna Alexander, Dating Coach

Sponsor: Hudson Valley Chapter, RWA
Location: Palisades Center Mall (Fourth Floor Meeting Room, just outside skating rink), 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994
Fee: HVRWA Members: Free; Non-Members: $5, credited toward chapter membership
Date: September 7, 2019
Presenter: Karenna Alexander
Workshop Features: This is the first in our “A Day in the Life of your Next Protagonist” series. Our featured speaker, Karenna Alexander, will describe life as a dating coach and former matchmaker. Topics could include how different men and women are in the dating arena, the differences between matchmaking and coaching, and an inside look inside the matchmaking process. We will also have a short presentation from Jim Alkon on publicity opportunities for authors with BookTrib.
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