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Romance GenreCon

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Romance GenreCon
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 1-3, 2019

Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

Romance is in the air, and that makes it all the more exciting that Romance GenreCon 2019 will be here before you know it! From August 1–3, 2019, Mid-Continent Public Library will host three days of romance. The free event will include a writing conference on August 1, followed by events dedicated to romance readers on August 2-3.

While the focus this year is on contemporary authors, two historical romance authors will be participating as well.

This year’s lineup will make you swoon! Featured authors include:

Romance Fan Conference 
August 2-3

Romance fans are invited to attend the Friday night welcome party and Lady KC Reading Salon, and Saturday’s programs that will feature author panels, fun interactive workshops, silent auction, and a book fair. Click the register button for a full list of programs and times.

Registration

Romance Writers Conference Programs  
August 1-2

Two full days of programs are planned to help aspiring romance writers hone their craft and to provide suggestions on how to become published. You must register individually for each of the Romance Writers Conference programs you would like to attend. Space is limited. Please see the full list of programs below.

Business and Craft Conference Welcome

Thu, Aug 1 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration Required
Romance is the world’s top selling fiction genre and the library wants to celebrate the entrepreneurs who make that happen.

Master Writing Class with Cherry Adair, Thursday and Friday

Thu, Aug 1 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Required
Bestselling author Cherry Adair delivers a two-day, fast-moving, informative master class on the essential elements of plot, creating three dimensional characters and dynamic dialogue.

Budgeting for Your First Indie Published Book

Thu, Aug 1 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Required
Congratulations, you’ve written your indie book! Now comes the next steps -- editing, cover design, illustrations, and marketing. But before you tackle all that, you need to create a budget.

Facebook Advertising Basics

Thu, Aug 1 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Required
Facebook keeps changing the rules! It can be a challenge to connect with your readers and advertise you books through social media.

Using Psychology to Create Memorable Characters

Thu, Aug 1 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
Join USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon for an interactive deep dive into creating characters using various methods rooted in psychology, including characterization with the Myers-Briggs Type

An Insider’s Look at the Editor/Author Relationship

Thu, Aug 1 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration Required
Join Sourcebooks Casablanca Editorial Director Deb Werksman and USA Today Bestselling author Jennie Marts as they share insight into how editors and authors can best work together from the story incep

Front List Vs Back List

Thu, Aug 1 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration Required
Award-winning author Rachel Van Dyken explains the crucial timing between releases and how to market your backlist using your front list sales.

Do Better Swag!

Thu, Aug 1 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Authors spend lots of money and time on heartfelt trinkets to be treasured by fans, but does it really work? Don’t let your bookmark end up in the trash.

Author Head Shots

Fri, Aug 2 2019
8:00am - 10:00am
Registration Required
Are you ready for your close-up? Now that you’ve discovered your personal author look with help from Leah LaHue, it’s time o register for a free head shot with a professional photographer.

Positioning Power with Deb Werksman from Sourcebook

Fri, Aug 2 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
: Positioning your book for marketplace success informs everything--title, cover design, pricing, format, marketing.

Characterization, Conflict and Dialogue

Fri, Aug 2 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
As an aspiring author, you know the strength of your story depends on how well you write your characters. But where do you start?

Advanced Branding for Authors

Fri, Aug 2 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration Required
Branding is the cornerstone of any promo and marketing plans. You must identify, hone, and craft an author brand and use it on the right platform to get the job done.
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