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"The Elements" Kids…

Jul 1 - 15, 2016
Painting with a Twist is offering two summer sessions of "The… more

Carousel Gardens…

Jul 1 - 31, 2016
Now is a great time to buy your season pass. The season pass even gets you… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Jul 01, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 1 - 3, 2016
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

French Ciné-Club

Jul 01, 2016
All films are shown in French with English subtitles See the progran online:… more

Friday: First Friday…

Jul 1 - Dec 2, 2016
As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, THNOC is offering First… more

House of Blues…

Jul 1 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

In Good Company…

Jul 1 - 2, 2016
The House of Bernarda Alba was completed in 1936 while the Spanish Civil War… more

Maafa Art Exhibition

Jul 1 - 1, 2016
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its first Maafa Exhibition, featuring… more

National Park Service…

Jul 1 - 1, 2016
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100! The Centennial will… more

Photo Exhibition -…

Jul 1 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Photo Exhibition - "MAAFA: The Past We Inherit; the Future… more

The Two Gentlemen of…

Jul 1 - 2, 2016
Young love doesn’t always end in tragedy. Shakespeare’s romantic… more

Tulane University -…

Jul 1 - 2, 2016
New Orleans' professional classical theatre company presents Shakespeare's… more

Tulane University -…

Jul 1 - 2, 2016
New Orleans' professional classical theatre company presents Shakespeare's… more

Tweet & Greet Day…

Jul 1 - 1, 2016
The Ultimate Day Party Experience during Essence Festival 3rd Annual MADE IN… more

3rd Annual ALL WHITE…

Jul 2 - 2, 2016
The Ultimate All White Day Party Experience during Essence Festival. 3rd Annual… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 2 - 2, 2016
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 16th Annual Maafa… more

Backyard Grooves

Jul 02, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Double Dose

Jul 02, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Jazz Yoga with Susan…

Jul 2 - 30, 2016
Jazz Yoga with live meditative music by Peter Nu, continues at the Old U.S.… more

"The Elements" Kids…

Jul 1 - 15, 2016
Painting with a Twist is offering two summer sessions of "The… more

THE ANNUAL RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION AND 700 AUTHORS BRING "THE BIG READ" TO THE BIG EASY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Pat Simmons, media 314-630-5856
pat.simmons@rtconvention.com

Lissa Woodson, libraries and book clubs, 773-263-6512
lissa@rtconvention.com

Lisa Watson, social media requests, 919-412-1102
lisa@rtconvention.com

 

THE ANNUAL RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION AND 700 AUTHORS BRING "THE BIG READ" TO THE BIG EASY!


This "Book Industry Event of the Year" offers more than 125 workshops for writers, readers, booksellers and librarians plus lots of book giveaways and prizes. Fans can mingle with New York bestselling authors like Heather Graham, Brenda Jackson, Francine Rivers, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and more!

The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention kicks off at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street on Tuesday, May 13 and ends on Sunday, May 18.

Aspiring authors can hone their craft by attending more than 125 workshops covering 15 genres - including romance, erotica, thriller, paranormal, inspirational and steampunk - plus cutting edge programs on writers' hot topics like self-publishing and social networking.

Plus, meet with editors from New York publishing houses, pitch manuscripts to dozens of agents, and most of all meet and greet your favorite authors like - Beverly Jenkins, Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, Sylvia Day, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Charlaine Harris, Karen Robard, and hundreds more. Day passes are available for only $99.

Besides our nightly costume parties, which make great visuals for television and the internet, one of this year's convention highlights will be a salute to legends of African-American romance.

Then RT BOOKLOVERS Convention goes crazy on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's FAN-tastic Day at the Marriott with two gigantic ballrooms filled with more than 700 new and bestselling authors selling and signing copies of their latest novels. Parents are invited to bring teens for the Teen Day program, sponsored by HarperTeen and popular YA authors. This program is packed with a day of games, plenty of prizes and book giveaways. Don't miss it! The $30 Teen Day Pass admits one teen and an adult chaperone.

Remember $99 day passes are available for the Monday-Friday workshops. Library patrons get in free to Saturday's book signing only, FAN-tastic Day is all about readers with tons of giveaways - book addicts are encouraged to bring an empty suitcase for all the free books, purchased books and giveaways. The FAN-tastic Day pass is only $55.

To request an author interview or a press badge, please contact Pat Simmons via email or cell. For more information about this not-to-be-missed book event, visit www.RTconvention.com. To see an overview of the workshops, click http://www.rtconvention.com/agenda?typer=All&panelist=All.

The Annual RT BOOKLOVERS Convention is brought to you by RT BOOK REVIEWS the magazine for fiction lovers with more than 250 new books reviewed in every issue, author interviews, book news, gossip and more.