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CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Jan 24 - Feb 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

Clarence John…

Jan 24 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Jan 24, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Jan 24 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

First Time Renovator…

Jan 24 - 31, 2017
Topics covered at this two-night workshop will be an analysis of the pros and… more

Grow Modern Event 15%…

Jan 24 - 31, 2017
It's back! Grow Modern 2017 has returned in full effect. Now for a *LIMITED… more

New Orleans…

Jan 24 - 26, 2017
Join us for Master Sugar Sculptor Sidney Galpern. She will be offering free… more

Rashaad Newsome:…

Jan 24 - Feb 12, 2017
New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jan 24 - 29, 2017
Experience the phenomenon of Grammy and Tony Award Winning Disney's The Lion… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Jan 24, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Sugar Blowing…

Jan 24 - 27, 2017
On Monday, January 23 from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm, the prominent chefs… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Jan 25, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Live Opera…

Jan 25 - 25, 2017
Opera Returns to Bourbon Street. Enjoy FREE opera entertainment at the Puccini… more

Opera on Tap

Jan 25 - 25, 2017
Now in its 10th season, Opera on Tap presents the finest young local and… more

The Historic Carver…

Jan 25 - 25, 2017
Join us at the Historic Carver Theater for the  Midweek Jazz … more

The Historic Carver…

Jan 25 - 25, 2017
Join us at the Historic Carver Theater for the  Midweek Jazz … more

The Maison Presents -…

Jan 25 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

Greater New Orleans…

Jan 26 - 26, 2017
LGBT older adults have worse mental and physical health compared to their… more

Heart of the House

Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jenni Sorkin:…

Jan 26 - 26, 2017
Sorkin will speak about her scholarship focusing on the intersection between… more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Jan 24 - Feb 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

The Annual RT Booklovers Convention and 700 Authors Bring "The Big Read" to the Big Easy!

May 13 – 18, 2014
  • Location: Marriot Hotel
  • Address: 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Admission: $99 day passes are available for the Monday-Friday workshops, The FAN-tastic Day pass is only $55.

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.

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