The RWA Annual Conference offers member attendees the opportunity to give back to the association and romance community through volunteering, signing at the Literacy Autographing, and outreach to booksellers and librarians. We hope you participate in the 2009 conference; you help make the conference a success each year.
To register online to volunteer click here: 2009 Conference Online Volunteer Registration
RWA needs lots of volunteers to lend a hand, and we have several openings available. These openings include set up for events such the Literacy Autographing, Luncheons, and Awards Ceremony, and help during registration, workshops, etc. A complete volunteer list and online sign up will be available soon. To show our appreciation, RWA will once again hold a daily drawing to award a free 2010 Conference to a lucky volunteer (1 winner each day).
In addition to your volunteer opportunities, you may also want to participate in these volunteer events:
If you’d like the opportunity to mix and mingle with librarians at the RWA Conference, then consider attending the Librarian Luncheon. The Luncheon, held in conjunction with the Librarians’ Day Event at RWA’s Annual National Conference, gives PAN-eligible authors the chance to visit with the people who get romance novels into the hands of readers. The luncheon costs $55; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a sign-up form.
Moonlight Madness Bazaar
This bazaar is a marketplace for RWA chapters and others to sell writing-related or other fun merchandise in the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The event takes place on Thursday, July 16, from 8 p.m. - midnight. A table at Moonlight Madness costs $25 for RWA members/chapters and $150 for nonmembers.
Click here to download the Moonlight Madness Form and Hold Harmless Agreement. Please complete and return both forms along with the required fee to the RWA Office.
The “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing is a success due in part to the time donated by authors to sign romance novels during this event. We hope you’ll be a part of the 2009 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Marriott Wardman, Washington D.C.
There are two ways to sign up:
1. Online, when you register for the RWA Conference, or
2. Fax or mail the paper form to the RWA office (281-378-5912, fax)
Sign-up deadline: April 30, 2009. Due to space constraints, we will only be requesting books with 2008 and 2009 copyrights.
*Only registered conference attendees may sign at the Literacy Autographing.