The 2017 Romance Writer’s of America National Conference is here in Disney World at the Swan/Dolphin Hotel. In my careers, I’ve been to lots of conferences: interior design, architecture, tennis. All were terrific, but this one is the most fun, romance writers have lots to say about men, women and lovers. This first day was filled with activities you would expect at any conference, workshops, lunches, meeting old friends, and making new ones. By 5:00 pm, I was ready to sit down, have a cold drink and chat, but instead we went to Epcot.
Epcot was a perfect end of the day with exploration at Disney’s World Showcase. Fun at Frozen.
Learning about hydroponic veggies growing vertically (amazing to see) at Land of the Living, history and future of civilization at Space Ship Earth. Me in my scooter while the rest of our group walked the six miles around, and around and around trying to get to the French Patisserie, only to find them closed right after the fireworks. Sad face . . . imagine the disappointment.
History of Civilization
Kathryn, Pat, Gail, Lisa
Big thanks to Kathryn Ascher who organized the whole thing, right down to Fast Passes. We all giggled as we got right up to the front of the lines for our rides while a mob waited in long lines at Frozen. There were five of us in our small pack, Kathryn, the creator of the epcot day of course, writer Lisa Jass and her mom Pat Jass, and my Tom Claus, who also happens to be a writer, the scientific kind. And the music played on, Frankie singing “New York, New York.” I got off my scooter and we danced our Foxtrot up and down the pathway from the Swan to the Dolphin. Such a great evening, even got to see the fireworks. Four hours at Epcot – a brief encounter. Thank goodness.
Gail Ingis (using Beautycounter products)
July 26-29, 2017 Workshops, mentors, pitching editors, publishers and more:
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Join 2,000 romance writers and industry professionals from all over the world for RWA2017 in Orlando, Florida, July 26–29, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. The four-day conference features nationally recognized speakers, special events, and more than 100 workshops.
CHAPTER CONTESTS, CONFERENCES
Local RWA chapers offer a number of conferences, contests, and workshops. Click below to see the schedule for the coming months.
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
- Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
- Orlando, Florida
- July 26–29, 2017
The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA2017 includes over 100 workshops, the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing (open to the public); Keynote and featured speakers, book signings, and the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony.
WHO WILL YOU MEET AT RWA2017?
Maria Connor, my Author Assistant
Here are just a few statistics from past conferences:
- Over 20 countries represented
- More than 800 published authors
- Over 50 agents
- An average of 150 industry professionals
Literacy signing on Saturday, July 29th from 3-5 pm. I’ll be there, with hundreds of authors and Maria Connor, so please stop by. Say hi, and buy my book to help support the Literacy organization. We all donate our books and our time.
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