The RRAW Experience is the fantastic exclusive one-of-a-kind event that was created for readers and writers in the romance industry. With its focus on networking, branding, and enjoyment, attendees can expect a memorable and exciting two-day experience.

Here are some highlights you can anticipate:

  • Book Signings: Meet your favorite romance authors in person and have the opportunity to get your books signed. It’s a great chance to interact with authors and express your appreciation for their work.
USA Today Bestselling Author Sherrelle Green and Author Chandra Blumberg
Author Kelley Farmer
New York Times Bestselling Author Maisey Yates
  • Author Meet and Greets: Connect with romance writers and engage in conversations about their books, writing process, and inspirations. This provides a unique opportunity to learn from experienced authors and gain insights into the romance industry.
USA Today Bestselling Author Naima Simone interviewing New York Times, USA Today Bestselling Legendary Author Brenda Jackson
Author Andrew Grey and Book Cover Model Jose Barreiro
USA Today Bestselling Author Celeste Norfleet (center)
  • Photo Ops: Capture memorable moments with authors, fellow readers, and surprise celebrity guests. Take pictures and create lasting memories of your time at the event.
(Left to right) Bestselling Authors Maisey Yates, Robin Covington, Naima Simon and Lucy Eden. Shay Baby (center front)
USA Today Bestselling Legendary Author Beverly Jenkins
  • Vendor Shopping: Explore a variety of vendors offering romance books, merchandise, and related products. You might discover new authors, find unique bookish items, or get recommendations from fellow attendees.
  • SURPRISE Celebrity Guests: Be prepared for special appearances from celebrity figures associated with the romance genre. It could be popular romance authors, actors from romance-themed movies or TV shows, or other notable personalities connected to the romance industry.
Michael Marcel (Caden Granger)
Actor Joshua T. Shipman
  • Live Performances: Enjoy live performances, such as music, spoken word poetry, or theatrical presentations, adding an extra layer of entertainment and enjoyment to the event.
C.O.C.O Brown of The Phat Cat Players
Grammy Award Winning Artist Regina Belle

The RRAW Experience distinguishes itself through its targeted focus, networking opportunities, professional development resources, surprise celebrity guests, engaging activities, and its theme of legacy and appreciation. These unique elements combine to create a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the romance genre while fostering growth and connection within the industry. Overall, the RRAW Experience aims to provide a platform for romance readers and writers to come together, form connections, and have a fantastic time. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or an aspiring romance writer, this event promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Our vision at RRAW is to create a thriving and inclusive community that embodies the spirit of ‘Lifting While Climbing.’ We strive to honor the trailblazers who have paved the way before us, while nurturing and empowering aspiring romance readers and writers to reach new heights of success. Through collaboration, mentorship, and continuous support, we aim to foster an environment where each individual’s journey is uplifted, and collective progress is celebrated. By embracing the values of gratitude, growth, and solidarity, we envision a future where we not only climb our own personal mountains of achievement but also extend a helping hand to lift others, creating a lasting legacy for generations to come.