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Monday, July 27, 2015

Romance Writers of America Hit New York City

   Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta



Hang on tight. When the Romance Writers of America conference hits New York City things get crazy fast.  The RWA is based in San Francisco but aptly held its annual conference in NYC at a hotel just above the weekend insanity that is Times Square. 

This conference is the RWA's pinnacle annual event, where career authors meet, mingle, and get down to business. The evening's highlights included a full-on burlesque cabaret by Bourbon and Lace, sexy charades played in teams, and writing awards given by the Board of Directors.  

Make no mistake, in spite of the revelry, these writers are all business, networking their way through the night with editors and publishers as they sipped champagne and tossed their boas.  Attendees even posed for selfies with male romance cover models who worked the door.  A-men for body and sex positivity. Its good to know its alive and thriving.