Where? Arlington, VA – Right outside of Washington, D.C.
When? August 27th through the 30th
Hotel? Marriott Gateway
Have you ever thought about attending a writing conference? Have you attended in the past and found it too crowded, overwhelming, or expensive? Consider attending “The Passionate Pen.”
Later this month, right outside our nation’s capital, Blushing Books Publications and Lazy Day Publishing are hosting a conference in the nation’s capital for writers of all flavors, whether published or unpublished. While our emphasis is on romance, our marketing panels, craft workshops, and marketing information can easily apply to all fiction genres.
It’s our goal to have one of the most accessible, intimate conferences ever, with panels that you can really use, taught by experienced authors, editors, and industry professionals. Tired of sitting on the floor in a crammed conference room? All of our workshop rooms are set up “classroom” style, with a comfortable table for note-taking or laptops.
Our full conference package will allow you to attend two days of workshops with one evening social, one continental breakfast, and one full breakfast PLUS three nights of lodging – all included – for $300.00 (double occupancy) or $450.00 (single.) Compare that to other conferences which can easily run $400 – $600 for crowded workshops and lodging not included!
And if this isn’t enough, we are also doing a raffle. Each registrant will receive one ticket automatically in his or her registration, and extra tickets are available for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00, or twenty-five tickets for $20.00. And what is the grand prize? It’s an amazing one! A full registration to any major romance writing conference (including Romantic Times, Romance Writers of America, RomCon, Romance Novel Convention, or our second annual conference) plus a $300 travel stipend! We also have a second prize of a Kindle Fire, and additional prizes donated by our authors!
This may be your last chance to get away before summer fades into fall and life gets crazy again. Be inspired and encouraged in your passion for words.
Come mingle at the Marriott Gateway for four days of fun, food and friends, with many of your favorite authors.
Not convinced? Check out our workshops and featured authors or guest speakers for more information. This is sure to be an exciting time and you won’t want to miss it. Think chocolate, laughter and great books. In addition, we’ve structured our conference days so that you can get in three high quality workshops per day, and still have time for afternoon and evening sightseeing or socializing. The entire Smithsonian museum system is just a few metro stops away and is open until 7 PM the days of our conference.
Our package plans make things easy. Don’t sweat the details – just get busy packing.