The Contemporary Romance Writers Annual Party at RWA17


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Party! We had a great time. Due to the overwhelming response for tickets and attendance, next year we’ll be even bigger! We look forward to seeing you in Denver 2018! 


Join us on Friday, July 28, 2017 for the

Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Party!

Food, prizes, and the awards ceremony for the 2017 Stiletto contest will take place at

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin from 6-8pm EST in room Oceanic 3.

Included in your ticket is pizza, vegetable platter, lemonade, door prizes, and entrance into the Stiletto Awards Ceremony. A cash bar will also be available. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with some editors and agents, as well as Stiletto contest finalists! Come celebrate the best of the contemporary romance genre in published and unpublished categories, while also meeting those RWA and Contemporary Romance Writers members who you see online but never get to sit down with except at nationals!

*Note the Contemporary Romance Writers annual general membership meeting will take place from 5:30-6pm, before the party starts. The AGM is open to all members without a ticket or fee.


  • Annual General Membership Meeting (open to everyone) from 5:30-6pm
  • Food and drinks and door prizes from 6-7pm
  • Stiletto Contest Awards Ceremony 7-8pm

*The Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Party is open to all RWA members, whether or not a member of Contemporary Romance Writers.

Cost $35 per ticket CRW members and non-members

*Note: Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable.

Tickets will not be available at the door.

Purchase your ticket here:

The CRW Stiletto Party is currently sold out of tickets. If you’d like to be added to the ticket wait list, please email your name and PayPal email address to, along with a simple note that you’d like to put on the wait list. Thank you!  

*The Contemporary Romance Writers chapter is looking for event sponsors. Interested in donating to the gift bags (about 75) or door prizes? Please email President Casey Clipper with your donation offer.

**All donations will be official sponsors of the 2017 CRW Stiletto Party with name included on the program, table signs, and on the Stiletto Party page of the website.


2017 Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Party Sponsors

Touchstone Editing

Katie McCoach, Developmental Editor at KM Editorial, LLC

R.L. Syme,  Author

Dena Garson, Author

RI Merrill, Author

Casey Clipper, Author

Mellanie Szereto, Author

Priscilla Oliveras, Author

Mary E Thompson, Author

C.F. Francis, Author