CRW is bringing the chapter – and all interested authors – together in Minneapolis, MN, this summer! We hope you can join us July 24-27, 2020 for networking, workshops, a Masterclass on Writing & Bias, the Stiletto Contest Party / Chapter Celebration dinner, writing sprints, a Multi-Author Book Signing, and more.
To submit a workshop proposal, click here.
Conference includes (pending confirmations):
- Friday night mixer
- Workshops (expecting 2 tracks – business & craft)
- Saturday lunch with DEI-focused Keynote speaker Kharma Kelley
- Chapter’s Annual General Meeting
- Masterclass with Shree Aier: Bias, Creativity, and Your Writing (click for more info)
- Saturday evening pre-dinner social
- Saturday night dinner / Stiletto Contest celebration
- Sunday lunch
- Brainstorming and Writing Sprint sessions
- Multi-Author Romance Book Signing (click for more info)
Rooms are $154/night + tax/service fees (king or 2 queens)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis
The hotel has free parking and free shuttles to/from the airport and the Mall of America, as well as free breakfast.
For more hotel and area info, click HERE (includes instructions in case you’re staying extra nights)
$235 for members of CRW (includes Stiletto Celebration and Dinner ticket)
$245 for non-members of CRW (does not include Stiletto Celebration and Dinner ticket)
$290 for non-members of CRW (includes Stiletto Celebration and Dinner ticket)
Late Registration: on 6/15/20, registration fees increase by $20
Guest Ticket for Stiletto Celebration and Dinner $45
Cancellations received before 4/24/20 are entitled to a full refund. To cancel, email the chapter president.
We will update our conference plans by 4/24/20 due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
Cancelations after 4/25/20 are non-refundable.
Contemporary Romance Writers is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our conference is a harassment-free event, and is inclusive of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, body size, physical appearance, disabilities, neurodiversity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants, presenters, or staff in any form, and we take violations of this policy seriously.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, hateful, offensive, or biased speech (including jokes); denigration of others; disruption of events; intimidation; stalking; harassing recording or photography; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. If participants are told they’re engaging in harassing behavior, they must stop immediately.
To participate in our conference, you agree to conduct yourself according to this policy, to treat everyone involved with respect and consideration, and to notify organizers should you witness any harassing or uncomfortable behavior. Violators of our Anti-Harassment Policy will be appropriately acted against, including the possibility of formal warnings, or expulsion from the event with no refund.