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.


Capital Region RWA September 2018 Special All-Day Workshop with Gwen Hayes

Location: Albany Ramada, 3 Watervliet Extension, Albany, NY 12206
Fee: $45 for CR-RWA members, $75 for non-members
Date: September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m–4:00 p.m.
Featured Speakers: Gwen Hayes is traditionally and independently published and works as a freelance editor at You can also check out Romancing the Beat and order it in advance at!
Details: Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, in writing or revisions, Romancing the Beat Workshop can help you nail the romance arc of your book.
Workshop Features: The workshop will be a blend of lecture, writing exercises, and workshopping/brainstorming. Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

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Connecticut Fiction Fest 2018

Sponsor: Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America (CTRWA)
Location: Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, Norwalk CT
Fee: $199–239.00
Date: September 7–9, 2018
Featured Speakers: Bob Mayer and Mel Jolly.
Conference Features: Master Class; craft, business, research, and writers’ life workshops; editor/agent access; manuscript critiques; first-page reads; silent auction.

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Carolina Writers Sip and Sign 2018

Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
Location: Editions – Coffee and Bookstore
217 South Main Street
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Fee: $49.99 & up
Date: 9/8/18
Topic: Carolina Romance Writers will host our 4th author/reader signing event at Editions Coffeehouse and Bookstore in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Carolina Romance Writers has 3 Premium spaces available near award-winning author Laura Drake for $60.00, located in the front of the bookstore. Approximate size of space is a standard card table, 34 inches by 34 inches. Only 1 premium space per person, please. 1 chair will be provided for premium space. Table coverings will not be provided. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the family nature of the bookstore, premium space is not available for authors of super steamy and erotica. They will be placed in a genre room.

Carolina Romance Writers has 12 Deluxe spaces in the romance genre room for $50.00. Size of space is 19 inches by 14 inches. Please limit 2 deluxe spaces per person. Traditional tablecloths or banners are not compatible with these spaces but a table runner would work. Due to limited space, no chair will be provided.

Carolina Romance Writers has 12 Standard spaces in one of the genre rooms (genres include romance, inspirational, young adult, historical and suspense) for $49.99. Size of space is 19 inches by 14 inches. Only 1 standard space per person, please. Due to limited space, no chair will be provided. Carolina Romance Writers will do our best to match your genre with the genre rooms in the bookstore.

The bookstore owner has requested all sales be processed by them. Sales will be on consignment with 70% of the sale going to the author and the bookstore will retain 30%. If you are traditionally published please indicate how many books you would like ordered, please keep in mind that the bookstore is a small business.

If you would like to donate swag to place in the welcome bags, 45 pieces will be needed. Baskets will be raffled during the event if you would like to donate an entire basket or items for a basket that would be appreciated. Please bring swag, basket items, and/or baskets to the August 4th, Carolina Romance Writers meeting. Information on

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Invite your readers, friends, and family – No charge for Attendees.

No refunds, however, if you would like to have someone else take your spot you may.

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