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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 30 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 30 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 30 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for One Tailed Three. more

Soul Full Sunday…

May 31 - 31, 2015
We are thrilled to bring to Ashé, once again, an unforgettable Sunday… more

Celebrate the Wonders…

Jun 1 - 1, 2015
Dr. Antje Boetius is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener… more

Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 3 - 5, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

The Victory Belles…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

June Under the Moon

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
Be a KID again and enjoy the Amusement Park! No one will want to miss this… more

Ringo Deathstarr

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
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Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 6 - 7, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

Bombay Club -…

Jun 6 - 6, 2015
Enjoy live Jazz music! more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… 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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