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.


Emerald City Writers Conference

Sponsor: Greater Seattle Chapter RWA (GSRWA)
Location: Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Fee: $275–325.00
Date: October 26–28, 2018
Featured Speakers: Beverly Jenkins, Damon Suede, and Elizabeth Hunter
Publishing Houses: Harlequin Press, St. Martin’s Press.
Agencies: Nancy Yost Literary Agency, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC, Franklyn Siegel.
Conference Features: Master Class with Damon Suede, craft, business, research, and writers’ life workshops; editor/agent access; featuring television and film agents.
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Before You Hit Send Self-Editing Workshop

Sponsor: MORWA
Fees: $85–95.00; includes lunch.
Date: October 27, 2018
Presenter: Angela James.

A Day With Damon Suede

Sponsor: Carolina Romance Writers
Location: Fox & Hound, 9325 Center Lake Dr #200, Charlotte, NC 28216, Near Northlake Mall
Fee $50.00
Date: November 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Damon Suede.
Conference Features: Two workshops, Intimacy and Author Branding.
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Love & Literature in the City Day Conference

Sponsor: RWANYC
Location: Fordham University (Bronx Campus)
Cost: RWANYC Member Reg $79 Early Bird (ends Labor Day), Non-Member Reg: $89; Regular Reg: $99.
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Featured Speakers: Authors Piper Huguley, Farrah Rochon, and Eloisa James, as well as Erin Galloway and Jin Yu from the publicity and marketing department at Berkley.
Topics: Authentic Representation of People of Color in Historical Romance, Breaking into Print, and Publicity & Marketing.
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All-Day Workshop with Allie Pleiter, Chunky Writing Method

Sponsor: Central Ohio Fiction Writers (COFW)
Location: Clintonville Womans’ Club, 3951 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Fee: $45 for COFW Members; $49 for Non-Members (includes lunch and fun raffle)
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30 am to 4 pm (Registration starts at 9 am)
Presenter: Allie Pleiter.
Workshop Features: Allie’s innovative Chunky Method offers practical, real-world productivity advice in an easy-to-read and inspiring workbook. You will follow a step-by-step plan to identify your unique writing “Chunk” and wield it to create a solid plan that works “even when life gets in the way.” The afternoon session will be time for writers to work on their individual NANO writing project while in the company of other authors. A buffet lunch and refreshments are included. A raffle of baskets of books and writing items will also take place.

Brand & Humor with Damon Suede

Sponsor: Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers
Location: Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
Fee: CPRW members, $50, full-day; RWA members, $60, full-day; Non-RWA members, $75, full-day OR $40 for half-day (either morning or afternoon).
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Presenter: Damon Suede.
Topics: Author branding and marketing will be discussed in the morning session; the afternoon session will focus on how humor can be used to improve any writing style, genre, or category.
Workshop Features: Fee includes lunch as well as breakfast and breaks; an evening meal will be available to speak further with Damon Suede; door prizes and other fun will be had.
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NHRWA Winter Frolic with Kristan Higgins & Damon Suede

Sponsor: New Hampshire RWA Chapter
Location: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth, NH
Fee: $140.00
Date: December 8, 2018
Presenters: Kristan Higgins and Damon Suede.
Conference Features: ½ day Character Development workshop with Kristan Higgins and ½ day Plot workshop with Damon Suede; lunch included, author sponsor opportunities, silent auction, networking, Sunday morning write-in with coffee/tea service, tax-free shopping.> Special Events.