romance writers of australia 2024 conference

16 - 18 AUGUST 2024 | STAMFORD GRAND, GLENELG


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ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Louisa West
RWA President

Louisa likes Pina Coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain. Determined to empty her brain of stories, she loves writing Paranormal Women's Fiction and other stories about kick-ass women doing whatever the hell they want to do. As a marketing and PR professional with over 15 years’ experience across both governmental and private sectors, she has extensive knowledge of brand management, event coordination, graphic design, and a passion for corporate communications. She lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, and drinks more coffee than is good for her. When she’s not writing or researching projects, Louisa enjoys spending time with her family, and Harriet The Great (Dane). Her hobbies include playing video games, watching copious amounts of tv, and various craft-related initiatives. She strongly believes that the truth is still out there.

Rachael Johns
Events Manager

Once upon a time (briefly) Rachael Johns was an English teacher, but then her dreams of becoming a novelist came true. Now she spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction in the Swan Valley (WA). Her book The Patterson Girls won the ABIA Award in 2016 for General Fiction and she has also won the RWAus RUBY Award twice. When she's not writing, you'll find Rachael reading, occasionally sewing, hanging with her adorable Sheepadoodle or listening to audiobooks while driving around or cleaning up after her three teenage boys. The only TV show she watches is FARMER WANTS A WIFE and every year she says she'll read more non-fiction but fails because there are too many good novels waiting to be devoured. Rachael has been a member of the Romance Writers of Australia since 2006 and believes she would not be where she is in her career today without them.

Jem Gowen
Relationship Manager

By day Jem specialises in Human Resources and Operations Management, and is passionate about building relationships and delivering customer service that is dedicated, constant and outstanding. By night, she writes Fantasy Romance / Rural Romance, and believes every character should have ‘one great love.’ When it comes to stories, she writes to lose herself in new worlds and for that reason, she can’t force herself to stick to any one genre. And is it really her fault if her Irish husband and their many trips to Ireland led her to write a Celtic Fantasy series? Or that an obsession with Bradley Cooper in a cowboy hat led her to write Rural Romances? Jem is passionate about her work with RWA, and is always eager to hear of ways she can better support the organisation.





VENUE



Stamford Grand Adelaide
Moseley Square, Glenelg, 5045 Adelaide, Australia

Located right on Glenelg Beach, the Stamford Grand boasts a fully equipped fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and a gaming room with poker machines. All rooms have a chic and modern décor accentuating the relaxed and stylish beachside culture of Glenelg.


CONTACT

Conference Secretariat
Tel
:
+61 2 4319 8519
Email: rwa@willorganise.com.au 

#RWAus24


PHOTOS & SOCIAL MEDIA

No FOMO here! Take as many photos as you can and post them to social media with the hashtag #RWAus24.
We will have backgrounds and props so you can take awesome photos with your writing friends.


About rwa

In August 1991 an historic meeting of eight women took place in Sydney - a meeting that gave birth to the Romance Writers of Australia

Although we began with only eight members, we now support over 700 members and our membership includes writers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. RWA has become internationally recognised and respected by both category and mainstream publishers of romance. 

The core elements of our mission statement have remained the same since 1991, with a small change recently to show our commitment to supporting all of our members, from all walks of life: to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to maintain and establish their careers, to foster a safe, equitable, inclusive and diverse community, and to provide continuing support for romance writers – whatever their genre – within the romance publishing industry.

RWA is an incorporated association. To become a member and secure the member rates, please click here to apply for membership. Once your membership application has been completed, you will have access to the member rates. 


RECONCILIATION

In the spirit of reconciliation, Romance Writers of Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


PRIVACY

Please note that this event is being managed as agent for and on behalf of the Romance Writers of Australia Inc (ABN 30 075 409 728) by Will Organise Pty Ltd (ABN 84 606 495 381). The information you provide when you submit your personal information to us will be collected by Will Organise Pty Ltd and will be shared with the Romance Writers of Australia Inc and other participants in the event, as set in our privacy collection statement, privacy policy and specific consents.


rwa conference secretariat

Tel: +61 2 4319 8519
Email: rwa@willorganise.com.au 

#RWAus24



In the spirit of reconciliation, Romance Writers of Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.