RWNZ Conference 2019 programme

2019 Conference Programme

Programme Outline for 2019 RWNZ conference

Note: This programme is DRAFT intended to help conference attendees make choices. Although every effort has been made to provide complete information, this programme may be subject to further changes. Thanks for your understanding.

THURSDAY 22 August 2019

DescriptionDescriptionTitleSpeaker
REGISTRATION
PlenaryFree 2-hour workshop for 3-day attendeesThink Like A CEO, Earn Like A CEOMel Storm

 

FRIDAY 23 August 2019

DescriptionTitleSpeaker
REGISTRATION
Plenary Beginnings: It Takes More than Once Upon a Time…

(Starting the Journey by Hooking the Reader) 

Sophie Jordan
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Plenary Unforgettable Heroines

(Making the Journey Unforgettable)

Sophie Jordan
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Plenary The Dreaded DNF

(Finishing the Journey by Keeping the Reader)

Sophie Jordan
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Keynote

 

Confessions of a Romance Writer
(Her Journey)
Sophie Jordan
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Cocktail Party, Official Welcome & Conference Opening

 

SATURDAY 24 August 2019

 

DescriptionTitleSpeaker
REGISTRATION
COLD READS
Keynote

 

Love is Hard, and So Is Writing: Accidents, Silver Linings, and ReinventionsLaura Kaye
Plenary Publishing House SpotlightMonique Patterson
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Breakout Workshops 1Charmaine Ross:

Book Cover Design Secrets that Sell

 

Amy Andrews: Laughing Them Into Bed

 

Jackie Ashendon: Tension is the Thing
Breakout Workshops 2Sophie Jordan: Historical RomanceNatalie Anderson & Soraya Lane:

So You Got Published? Now Stay Published

Iola Goulton:

Ten Top Tips to Improve your Manuscript

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Breakout Workshops 3Bronwyn Sell:

Attention-seeking – shape and share your author story in the media

Mel Storm:

Relaunch & Reinvigorate Your Backlist

Laura Kaye:

Writing stories at every length: Tips for single-title novels, category novels and novellas

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Plenary Publishing House SpotlightHarlequin
Plenary Market SpotlightDraft2Digital
RWNZ Annual General Meeting (AGM)RWNZ Executive
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Conference Dinner and RWNZ Awards Presentations

 

SUNDAY 25 August 2019

DescriptionTitleSpeaker
COLD READS
Keynote

 

From Assistant to USA Today Bestselling AuthorMel Storm
Plenary Publishing House SpotlightMay Chen
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Breakout Workshops 4Laura Kaye:

Social Media Mistakes You Might be Making

Zana Bell:

The Joy of Writing – Going with the Flow

Michelle Somers: Characterisation Through Narration
Breakout Workshops 5Mel Storm:

Going Deep with Data to Up Your Marketing Game

Nalini Akolekar, with Brynn Kelly, Janet Elizabeth Henderson and Barbara DeLeo:

Do I need an Agent?

Amy Andrews:

Let’s Talk Dialogue

LONG BREAK WITH TRADESHOW
Plenary Create Page Turning ConflictLaura Kaye
Plenary Guest Speaker PanelInternational Speakers
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