We’d like to invite you to attend ‘Love Finds A Way’ – our 2021 conference celebrating our local talent and the resilience and tenacity we need to survive and thrive in these strange times. Featuring an incredible lineup of star authors, as well as workshops to help you improve your craft and writing business, and the chance to pitch international agents and editors, you’ll find all the inspiration, tools, friends, and motivation to pursue your writing dreams. Here’s everything you need to know so far.
Registration opens 25th May, 2021. If you want to take advantage of our member rates, please feel free to join RWNZ – we have many other member benefits, including contests, chapter meetings, a monthly newsletter, and a friendly support network.
PLEASE NOTE: If you’re booking flights, we will be hosting Welcome Drinks at the Foxtail bar at 5:30PM on Friday 6th. It will be a lot of fun and a great chance to catch up with your fellow authors!
RWNZ 2021 Conference
Early Bird Price
|25 May 2021 —
27 June, 2021
|28 June, 2021 —
1 Aug, 2021 (close)*
|28 June, 2021 —
1 Aug, 2021 (close)*
|Awards Dinner ‘Passport to Love’||$80**||$80**||$80**|
|Extra ticket for ‘Love on the Rocks’ welcome drinks||$45 ***||$45 ***||$45 ***|
* Close—Any registration after this date is at RWNZ’s discretion.
** Awards Dinner attendance is by purchased ticket only. Please make sure you indicate your attendance for the Dinner. You may also wish to buy an additional ticket for your partner.
*** The Friday night welcome drinks – Love on the Rocks – is included in your conference ticket. You can purchase an additional welcome drinks ticket for a partner.
Please ensure that if you wish to attend the awards dinner, you select it as a product before you go ADD TO CART. Our ‘Love on the Rocks’ welcome drinks are included in your conference ticket, but please tick the box if you plan to attend so we have an idea of numbers. (there is one product that is free and one product that adds a cocktail attending payment – if you need one for a partner).
You will be asked for your pitch choices during the check out process, so please ensure you have studied the Editor and Agents page so you know which editors and agents you’d like to pitch too. (We’ll do everything we can to ensure you get to pitch your chosen agents/editors, but spots are limited. To pitch, you’ll need to have a completed manuscript, or be an experienced author with a proposal).
You can update your registration details in My Account area whenever you like.
Retain all Tickets and Ticket/Tax Invoices sent to you following Registration and bring them to the conference. The ticket/s is proof of purchase for Love Finds A Way. and associated events, and must be presented at the time of registration.
Programme changes – In the unlikely event our programme changes at late notice due to unforeseen circumstances, the changes will be communicated to attendees via the RWNZ website and (where applicable) email
COVID-19 – Conference will go ahead if NZ remains in Level 1. The conference team take our responsibilities for health and safety seriously, so we will have sanitiser, tracer apps, and other health measures. If conference is postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, you can opt for a refund.
Registration – Any person participating in or attending any RWNZ-sponsored conference event must be registered. Individuals who violate this condition will be invoiced for the full non-member event fee plus a 50% penalty. An exception to this policy being member attendance at the RWNZ Annual General Meeting.
Cancellation by RWNZ of ticketed conference events such as the Conference Dinner, Cocktail Party, Core Conference (Saturday/Sunday) or Friday Full Day Workshop will result in registered Attendees receiving a full refund.
If you cancel on an Early Bird ticket you get a 100% refund up until Early Bird payment deadline of 27th June.
You’ll get a 100% refund if cancellation is received between 28th June and 23rd July, less a $50 administration fee.
50% refund is applicable if your cancellation is received after 23rd July and up to 7 days prior to the event.
No refund if cancellation is received within 7 days of the event (except at the discretion of the Executive).
Attendees may request a refund due to hardship or other mitigating circumstances. Written requests must be sent to the Conference Registrar. Any refund decision will be at the discretion of RWNZ Management.
Fully purchased tickets may only be on-sold or transferred in consultation with and on agreement by the Conference Registrar, and may incur a $50 administration fee.
Refunds will be by direct bank deposit and may take up to eight weeks to process.
If you are a RWNZ MEMBER please remember to log in before registering for conference to ensure you get the membership rates.
The main speakers are listed here.
You can choose your workshops on the day of conference.
Read the RWNZ Conference Code of Conduct here: Conference Code of Conduct RWNZ
|Room Only||Breakfast Inclusive|
|Online booking link||Romance Writers of NZ 6-9 August 2021 – Room Only||Romance Writers of NZ 6-9 August 2021 – B&B|
|Rates : Terrace Room||$130.00||$155.00 (including breakfast for 1 person) & $180 (including breakfast for 2 people)|
|Rates : Executive Room||$160.00||$185.00 (including breakfast for 1 person) & $210 (including breakfast for 2 people)|