RWA 2021 Conference

The beautiful Gold Coast is hosting the 2021 RWA national conference, bringing you four days’ worth of workshops about romance, craft, business, marketing and research.

We are looking forward, looking back

Venue: Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise

Dates: 13th – 15th August 2021

30 Year Commemorative Conference

Stay at the Mantra on View Hotel Surfers Paradise

2021 Speakers

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on offer. An indie authors day with workshops specifically targeted to indie authors. Full day Publishing Basics workshop with agent Alex Adsett.

International author of the ’emotional thesaurus’ Angela Ackerman conducts a virtual 60 min workshop. Workshop streams include advanced and beginner craft, business, research and Q&A sessions.

Representatives from Harper Collins (Harlequin, M&B), Deb Werksman from Sourcebooks Casablanca, Beverley Cousins from Penguin Random House, Annette Barlow from Allen & Unwin, Rebecca Saunders from Hachette, Alex Adsett from the Alex Adsett Agency, are taking pitches. Kevin Tomlinson from Draft2Digital, Deborah Lee from Ingram Spark, and Jodie Spiteri-Jones from the Australian Society of Authors will be taking business appointments.

AND…of course we welcome our Sponsors and Advertising Partners as well.

  • Draft2Digital – Gold Sponsors and valued partner
  • Harlequin – Silver Sponsor and valued partner
  • Ingram Spark – Bronze Sponsors and valued partner
  • Rakuten Kobo – Advertising partner

More special guests to be announced along with more info soon

Get ready to buy your tickets in March 20, 2021. Don’t miss out!


Disclaimer: While all speakers and presenters have confirmed their appearance, no responsibility can be accepted for any changed circumstances that are beyond the control of RWA or the conference committee. The venue has their own separate COVID safe plan that all attendees must adhere to. RWA works in conjunction with the venue and health authorities to ensure the safety of our attendees and all hospitality workers on site.