You may have heard the whispers, but now it's really true: ROSA will be hosting its first ever conference for South African romance writers in 2014.
We took a vote (via the Yahoo loop, email and here on the blog) on whether to hold this first ever conference in Johannesburg or Cape Town. The votes are in, and Johannesburg has three more votes than Cape Town, so the City of Gold it will be.
We're planning for a weekend in September, and are focussing our attention on venues in the northern suburbs. We will let you know venue and dates (and costs) as soon as we've locked these down, so watch this space for more information!
This conference will have something for everyone. It is open to both English and Afrikaans authors, both published and aspiring. We'll have talks on the craft of writing, on how to promote your books and tackle social media, on what options are available to romance authors embarking on a career.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, or would like to be involved in the conference, please leave a comment on this blog or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also subscribe to the conference newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/MXoj1
I'd like to thank the volunteers who have agreed to be the ROSA Conference Committee: Rebecca Crowley, Clare Loffler and Mandy Verbaan. I appreciate the time you're taking out of busy schedules to view the venues and help plan the event. Thanks!