It’s July, which in Romancelandia means one thing, and one thing only– it’s time for the Romance Writers of America national conference (RWA). It’s an especially significant time of the year for us here at First Draught, because we met as first time RWA attendees back in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Every year we dedicate our July show to offering helpful conference tips to our viewers/listeners.
This year we’re offering tips on how to get the most out of the conference whether you are attending as a full registrant, a lobby con-er, or a home observer. Watch the show on YouTube, or listen to the podcast (Soundcloud, iTunes). Even though we were drinking coffee this month, we highly recommend sipping a Bell’s Oberon while you’re watching/listening.
And no matter how you’re attending RWA this year be sure to say “hi” if you see us in person or online.
Here are some helpful links that we mentioned (and some we didn’t):
- The official hashtag for the conference is #RWA16. People will be tweeting about the RITA and Golden Heart awards ceremony on #RITAGH and if it’s your first time at the conference be sure to check out #RWA1st (and wear your First Timer ribbon on your name tag).
- Stream the RITAs at rwa.org and find details about the open-to-the public Literacy Autographing here.
- The famous Erin Knightly packing video.
- Keynote speakers are: Beverly Jenkins, Sherry Thomas, and Dr. Valerie Young (Julia was right!)