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2017 RWA Librarians Day

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Orlando, Florida


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7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Badge Pickup and Morning Coffee/Tea


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 
Top Romance Trends
Speakers: Amy Alessio, Robin Bradford, and Susan Gibberman
How can librarians keep up with diverse new authors and books? Three librarians who love romance books will talk trends along with some displays and fun programs. Humor, trivia, prizes, as well as the book suggestions, will hold audience members’ interest as they learn about amazing books to share with their patrons.


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Young Adult Romance in the Library
Speakers: Jennifer Armentrout, Ally Carter, and Simone Elkeles
Join best-selling young adult authors as they discuss current trends in young adult romance and ways to work with the YA writers in your community.


9:30  – 10:30 a.m.
Engaging the Romance Readers in Your Community
Speakers: Bea and Leah Koch
Join the owners of The Ripped Bodice Bookstore, a romance-only bookstore, as they talk about romance programming, marketing, and how to create a devoted community of romance readers.


10:30  – 11:30 a.m.
Romance Preview
Publishers and authors share a sneak peek at upcoming romance titles you won’t want to miss! Book prizes will be given away during this session!


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Librarian/Bookseller/Blogger Networking Event
Come to this informal mixer to meet some of your favorite romance authors and pick up goodies authors have brought just for you!


12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Librarian Luncheon
Enjoy lunch with romance authors and listen to a talk by best-selling author Brenda Jackson!


Librarians Day Luncheon Speaker: Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson Award-winning author Brenda Jackson will be the featured speaker at RWA's 2017 Librarians Luncheon on Saturday, July 29.

Brenda Jackson has published more than one hundred novels and novellas and has over ten million books in print. Her professional writing career began in 1994, and she has received numerous awards over the years including a 2012 NAACP Image Award nomination for her book A Silken Thread and the 2012 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Learn more about this trailblazing author at

And don’t miss our Readers for Life Literacy Autographing (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.) where more than 300 authors will sign copies of their romance novels! Proceeds from book sales at the event go to ProLiteracy Worldwide.