RWA 2021 Conference

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

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We are looking forward, looking back

Venue: Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise

New Dates: 10th – 12th December 2021

30 Year Commemorative Conference

Stay at the Mantra on View Hotel Surfers Paradise

2021 Speakers

Here’s 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 Tumlinson from Draft2Digital, Deborah Lee from Ingram Spark, and Jodie Spiteri-James 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

Don’t miss out!

Tickets extended to 12th November, 2021

Slight changes coming to the program due to the rescheduled dates.


Sponsors

Partners

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.

PLEASE READ FULL T&C

Event Refunds and Cancellations Policy – please read CAREFULLY.
Cancellation by RWA of the ticketed conference event, will result in registered delegates receiving a full refund. If the event is cancelled by the venue due to COVID restrictions, RWA will provide delegates with a full refund. If the event is not cancelled however the delegate is unable to attend the event due to local COVID travel bans and border lockdown (as advised on official Government websites), the delegate will receive a full
refund.
If the delegate chooses not to attend the event after they have purchased a ticket but there is no lockdown restrictions in place either at the venue site or the delegates home base, the following conditions apply. A full refund if cancellation is received up to 30 days prior to the event, less an administration fee. 50% refund if cancellation is received between 30 days and 14 days prior to the event, less an administration fee. No refund if cancellation is received within 14 days of the event. While all speakers and tutors have confirmed their appearance, no responsibility can be accepted for any changed circumstances that are beyond the control of RWA or the conference committee.