(i.e. Sat/Sun program)
Diamonds Are Forever
RWA's 21st Annual Conference will be held at the QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
August 18th and 19th, 2012
Saturday: 8.30am-5.00pm | Sunday: 8.30am-4.30pm
~ with bonus sessions on Thursday and Friday afternoons ~
Featuring Keynote Address
by Eloisa James
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James's historical regencies have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her most recent novel When Beauty Tamed the Beast debuted at #10 on The New York Times bestseller list. Next up is This Duke is Mine, which will be published by Harper Collins in Winter, 2011. Also in progress is Paris in Love, a memoir of her family's year in France, which will be published in Spring 2012 by Random House.
After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Her second academic book is now in its final draft. Eloisa points with particular pride to the year in which she appeared on the plenary panel of the Shakespeare Association of America's conference, and gave a luncheon keynote at the Romance Writers of America conference.
Currently she is an associate professor, teaching Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She's also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Saturday and Sunday's program is considered the CORE Conference.
SATURDAY'S PROGRAM includes...
Pitches (during Breakout session times)
AGM of the Romance Writers of Australia, Inc.
SUNDAY'S PROGRAM includes...
Author Cafe (during Breakout session times)
|RWA members before 1st May: $375||Non-members before 1st May: $425|
|RWA members: $400||Non-members: $450|
All prices are inclusive of GST.
Registering for the CORE Conference (Sat/Sun) entitles you to:
- lunch, morning and afternoon tea!
- your ticket to the Cocktail Party on Friday evening!
- bonus sessions (including Author Cafe)!
- the opportunity to pitch your completed manuscript to publishing professionals!
You can register using the online system.
Remember: check the all information and the FAQs before starting the registration process.
On-Site Help Desk
Registrations at the Help desk will be open:
Thursday morning 8.30-9.30am
Thursday afternoon 4.00-5.00pm
Friday morning 7.30-8.30am
Friday afternoon 188.8.131.52pm
Saturday and Sunday mornings 7.30-8.30am
for you to register and collect your materials.
The desk will be staffed at other times to handle queries.
Note regarding Breakout Sessions
When completing your registration, you will be asked to choice a first and second choice in each session. First choice will be provided whenever possible, however some popular sessions may sell out. Session places will be filled on a first-in basis.
Note regarding Friday Workshop
Alexandra Sokoloff's Screenwriting Tips for Authors (and Screenwriters!) workshop on Friday is not included in your conference registration. It is an add-on interactive workshop, which can be selected during registration. You can find the details on the Friday Workshop page.
The Saturday two-part presentation (breakout sessions 2 and 3) delivers highlights from Friday's interactive workshop.
Note regarding Pitches
Separate registration will take place in May. Look for details on the Pitches page in May and in May's Hearts Talk.