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When: June 14-16, 2018
Where: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (Kansas City, MO)
The Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers Convention (RSJ) supports the authors, readers, and industry specialists who enjoy “own voices” romance books featuring black and multicultural protagonists. This amazing 3-day event (full of romance author and book lover activities, reader and writer workshops, a keynote speaker, and local excursions) culminates on the last day with the convention banquet at which the coveted Emma Awards are announced. The Emma Awards are the premier industry awards for authors of black romance.
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When: May 15 – 20, 2018
Where: Peppermill Resort, Spa & Casino (Reno, NV)
The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 200 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It’s where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers.
RWA 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
When: July 18 – 21, 2018
Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (Denver, CO)
The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers gather to make lasting connections and grow their careers—and so much more. When 2,000 romance writers and industry professionals assemble in one place, the sense of community is undeniable. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: education and information; networking with fellow writers; interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.
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RWA 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
When: July 26 – 29, 2017
Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (Orlando, FL)
RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2017
When: May 2 – 7, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta (GA)
ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2017
When: March 22-25, 2017
Where: Marriot LAX (Los Angeles, CA)