Tuesday, June 4, 2013

YA Day at RWA National Conference, Atlanta July 17, 2013

Romance Writers of America's annual conference is hosting a Young Adult Day Wednesday July 17 featuring an agent and editor panel (including Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary), a networking lunch, and a session on editing by Margie Lawson, who I can attest, is wonderful. The event is open to anyone, regardless of RWA membership. Details linked here and below:

Day of YA – RWA 2013 Atlanta

YARWA is proud to announce our Day of YA at RWA Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11am – 5pm
Member price: $40
Non-member price: $70
(Registration for non-members opens May 25)
Join us for this fun-filled, day-long event that’s all YA, all day! Here’s what we’ve got in store:
10:30-11:00  Check in and Registration
11:00-12:15   Welcome and Industry Panel with YA-acquiring agents and editors 
  • Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
  • Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency
  • Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks
  • Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
  • Whitney Ross, Tor (Macmillan)
  • Natashya Wilson, Harlequin Teen
  • Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Panelists will discuss industry trends, recent acquisitions and what’s hot in YA. Additional YA-acquiring panelists will be announced.
12:15-1:45  Networking Lunch
Buffet lunch with plenty of time to mingle with fellow YARWA members and other attendees
1:45-3:45  Craft Workshop
Writing instructor, Margie Lawson presents her wildly popular Writing Craft workshop with a special focus on YA books
3:45-4:00  Break
4:00-4:30  Featured Guest Author 
YARWA member and award winning author Tera Lynn Childs shares some words of wisdom
4:30-5:00  Annual Meeting and raffle* 
*This meeting is free and open to all YARWA members
I'm super excited for RWA's conference. I attended a regional Chicago conference last year and found it so valuable to learn the business side of writing, as well as writing workshops and opportunities to meet with other writers and industry professionals. You can learn more on the regular conference here.


  1. Well, if I lived near Atlanta this would be perfect... darn!

  2. This is in the ATL? I live in the ATL! But I don't write romance. Hmm ...

  3. Once day I'd love attend this conference! For some reason it never seems to come to Cleveland ;)


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