A Capital Affair
Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington, 23rd – 25th August 2013
We have a fantastic line up of speakers confirmed for our 2013 conference, “A Capital Affair“, including award-winning romance author and popular teacher Shirley Jump, American agent Nalini Akolekar, Entangled editor Stacy Abrams, and NYT & USA Today best selling and award-winning author Allison Brennan. Critically acclaimed author Megan Crane, better known to category readers as USA Today best selling author Caitlin Crews, will also be running workshops.
We are also bringing you the best in internationally acclaimed, home grown talent such as Nalini Singh and Catherine Robertson, who both represented New Zealand fiction at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2012.
Sponsors Harlequin are sending two editors – Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor of
Harlequin/Mills & Boon Medical Romance, and Margaret Marbury, Vice President, Editorial of Harlequin Books.
This exciting conference that will push your writing craft forward, give you opportunities to pitch your work, and fire your inspiration.
Registration is open, and we encourage booking transport and accommodation options as soon as possible, because Wellington is hosting one of the Australia vs New Zealand Bledisloe Cup rugby matches the same weekend.
Use the side menu to find the 2013 schedule, the breakout workshops, speaker biographies, and to find out more about Shirley Jump’s Friday workshop. Pitching opportunities will be released in the near future.
It’s easy to register – it can all be done online. Use the side menu, or click here to go the online registration form.
If you have not yet attended a RWNZ conference, find out what they offer by looking at the details of our 2012 conference.
Feedback from our 2012 conference:
I would just like to add my thanks to the organisers for a wonderful conference. This was the most relaxed,and enjoyable one I have been to so far, and all the speakers added something to my basket of knowledge. Highlights for me – Randy’s “how to” on synopsis writing – I so hate those things; Steff Green’s brilliant talk on blogging; Eloise’s speechs, and yes, I too should have brought tissues; and the warmth and generosity of the agents and editor guests, both at pitches and in the general run of the conference. They were always so welcoming and ready to talk. Thank you in particular, from me as a writer of NZ historicals, for bringing in NZ editors – Harriet and Katie were great.
WOW! What a fabulous conference! So much wisdom and so many light bulb moments!
This was my third conference with RWNZ and I’m going to say – my favourite. I learned so many interesting facts and figures from Randy Ingermanson, and loved every minute of the workshops with Steff Green and Sophia James. As for Eloisa’s keynote address – well, I’m just glad I packed a full pack of tissues!
Other than that, the venue was great, the food was great, the company was excellent and I feel so very privileged to belong to such a fantastic organization. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in “Love is in the Air”. It was wonderful