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Friday 17 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+10:00) Sydney
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
Registration
2 hours 30 minutes, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

- First Floor Lobby

9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Welcome
15 minutes, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

- TBC

9:15 AM
9:15 AM
The Anatomy of a Romance Novel with Rachel Bailey
7 hours 15 minutes, 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

- TBC

Workshop

Rachel Bailey (Participant)

- TBC

Workshop

Ross Grayson Bell (Participant)

10:30 AM
10:30 AM
Morning tea
30 minutes, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Afternoon tea
30 minutes, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM
3:30 PM
Registration
4 hours 30 minutes, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

- First Floor Lobby

5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Established Authors Forum
1 hour, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

- Perth Room (main conference floor)

7:30 PM
7:30 PM
Harlequin Cocktail Party
2 hours, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

- Ballroom

Saturday 18 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+10:00) Sydney
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
Registration
1 hour, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

- Level 3

8:30 AM
8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening by RWA President
15 minutes, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

- Ballroom

Claire Boston (Participant)

8:45 AM
8:45 AM
Keynote by Kate Cuthbert - Consenting Adults
30 minutes, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

- Ballroom

Keynote

Kate Cuthbert, Escape Publishing (Participant)

9:15 AM
9:15 AM

- Ballroom

Panel

Amy Matthews (Participant)

Lynn Ward, W/A Lynn Robson (Participant)

Elizabeth Rolls (Participant)

10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Little Gems and Spicy Bites Launch
15 minutes, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

- TBC

10:15 AM
10:15 AM
Morning tea
30 minutes, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM
10:45 AM

- Sydney Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Kathleen Scheibling, Harlequin (Participant)

- Melbourne Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Ross Grayson Bell (Participant)

04: Ten Top Tips for Character Development with Kelly Hunter
1 hour 30 minutes, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

- Brisbane Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Kelly Hunter (Participant)

- Canberra Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Christine Wells, Historical Author (Participant)

Anthea Hodgson, author (Participant)

Fiona McArthur, FionaMcArthurAuthor.com (Participant)

Janette Paul (Participant)

Helene Young, Penguin Random House Australia (Participant)

- Perth Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Joel Naoum, Critical Mass Consulting (Participant)

Alex Adsett, Alex Adsett Literary Agent (Participant)

12:15 PM
12:15 PM
Lunch
45 minutes, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM

- Sydney Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Christine Munroe, Rakuten Kobo Inc (Participant)

Deborah Lee, Ingram Spark (Participant)

06: Subverting Tropes in YA with Shivaun Plozza
1 hour 30 minutes, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

- Melbourne Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Shivaun Plozza (Participant)

08: The Art and Craft of Pre-Writing with Christine Wells
1 hour 30 minutes, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

- Brisbane Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Christine Wells, Historical Author (Participant)

- Canberra Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Lana Pecherczyk, Alternative Income Stream Panel (Participant)

09: How to Network with Sarah Vincent - CANCELLED
1 hour 30 minutes, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

- Perth Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Sarah Vincent (Participant)

2:30 PM
2:30 PM
Afternoon tea
30 minutes, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Major Sponsor Keynote - Harlequin
45 minutes, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

- Ballroom

Keynote

3:45 PM
3:45 PM
Professionals Panel - Slushpile Readings
1 hour, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

- Ballroom

Panel

4:45 PM
4:45 PM
Close for the Day
15 minutes, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

- Ballroom

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Gala Awards Dinner
3 hours, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

- Ballroom

10:00 PM
10:00 PM
Escape After Party
2 hours, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

- Ballroom

Sunday 19 August, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+10:00) Sydney
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration
30 minutes, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

- Level 3

9:00 AM
9:00 AM
14: Grit for Writers with Tamar Sloan
1 hour 30 minutes, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

- Sydney Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Tamar Sloan (Participant)

- Melbourne Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Moe Ferarra, Bookends Literary Agency (Participant)

- Brisbane Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Lana Pecherczyk, Alternative Income Stream Panel (Moderator)

Rachael Johns (Participant)

Anna Hackett (Participant)

Clare Connelly (Participant)

15: Book Publicity and Promotion with Laura Boon
1 hour 30 minutes, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

- Canberra Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Laura Boon Russell, It’s All Write (Participant)

- Perth Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Maisey Yates (Participant)

Jackie Ashenden (Participant)

10:30 AM
10:30 AM
Morning tea
30 minutes, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
17: Why Historical - Now More Than Ever with Grace Burrowes
1 hour 30 minutes, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

- Sydney Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Grace Burrowes (Participant)

16: True Crime and Crime Writing with Amanda Howard
1 hour 30 minutes, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

- Melbourne Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Amanda Howard (Participant)

- Brisbane Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Jo Mackay, Head of Publishing, HQ, Harlequin (Participant)

Annabel Blay, Harlequin (Participant)

19: Draft2Digital with Dan Wood
1 hour 30 minutes, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

- Canberra Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Dan Wood, Draft2Digital (Participant)

18: What's So Romantic About Women's Fiction?
1 hour 30 minutes, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

- Perth Room (main conference floor)

Breakout session

Christine Wells, Historical Author (Participant)

Lisa Ireland, Alternaitve Income Stream - panel (Moderator)

Haylee Nash, The Nash Agency (Participant)

Rachael Johns (Participant)

12:30 PM
12:30 PM
Lunch
45 minutes, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM
Life Lessons from RWA Legends
30 minutes, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

- Ballroom

Panel

2:00 PM
2:00 PM

- Ballroom

2:45 PM
2:45 PM
RWA Conference 2019 - Melbourne Launch
15 minutes, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

- Ballroom

3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Afternoon tea
30 minutes, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM
3:30 PM
Keynote with Kathryn Fox
45 minutes, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

- Ballroom

Keynote

Kathryn Fox (Participant)

4:15 PM
4:15 PM
RWA President Close
30 minutes, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

- Ballroom

Claire Boston (Participant)