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1 Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference

Give your writing the love it deserves at this long-running specialty conference where romance is king.

July 24–27, 2019. New York Marriott Marquis, New York City. $549 for RWA members, $624 for nonmembers through June 26; $649 for members, $724 for nonmembers after. Saturday’s Blogger Day event alone is $50, though attending bloggers can receive a discounted It provides attendees with the most up-to-date information on what’s working now. “We welcome writers regardless of their level or career path,” RWA spokesperson Jessie Edwards says. “An unpublished writer eager to hone their craft or a number one bestseller looking to move between traditional and indie publishing will both find valuable opportunities to learn and connect.” 2,000. Novelists Jennifer L. Armentrout (Wicked trilogy); Sarah MacLean (); Darynda Jones (); Alyssa Cole (); Skye Warren (); Kevin Kneupper (); story coach Lisa Cron (); forensics expert Geoff Symon. Workshops follow four main tracks: craft, career, writer’s life and research. In addition, the conference will feature deep-dive master classes by industry experts Skye Warren, Lisa Cron, Geoff Symon and Kevin Kneupper (see website for details). There will also be a Speed Pitch session, an Industry Marketplace where attendees can learn more about what publishers and agencies have to offer and the Readers for Life Literacy autographing session, during which hundreds of authors will be signing their books. Proceeds go to ProLiteracy and a local partner charity. Spend a day at the historic New York Public Library, located at 476 5 Avenue. Established in 1895, it boasts more than 45 million research materials—including a copy of the Declaration of Independence handwritten by Thomas Jefferson—and 6 million circulating materials.

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