GRNW just announced the 2015 panels for this year’s Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up at the Seattle Public Library on Sept. 26, including panels on publishing, kink (and maybe having a publishing kink?), the changing dynamics in lesbian romance, elevating underrepresented characters, hearing harrowing research stories, and more!
We have an amazing crew of panelists sharing their thoughts and expertise and this year. We hope you will come join us!
See the full 2015 Programming Schedule and 2015 Panel Descriptions.
You can still reserve your seat for GRNW!
Tickets are selling, but there are still seats left for this year’s conference. Come join us for the only conference in the Pacific Northwest that highlights the awesomeness of LGBT romance fiction!
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It’s going to get HOT on September 25!
GRNW is hosting TWO, yes, TWO public reading events on Friday, September 25, on the eve of the conference, at the illustrious Seattle literary hub Hugo House.
#LoveWins: Celebrating LGBTQ Love Stories
7pm – 8:30pm – Hugo House (1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)
For our first event, come join us for a special reading with five GRNW 2015 authors—Edmond Manning, Alex Powell, Radclyffe, Anne Tenino, and Yolanda Wallace! Doors open at 6:30pm, and this event is free! (And there’s a bar!)
5 Minutes in Heaven: Fast and Flirty LGBTQ Love Stories to Ignite Your Night!
8:45pm – 10:00pm – Hugo House (1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)
Gird up your loins, my lovelies, because on Friday night, September 25, queer romance writers from across the country are coming (ahem) together to serve up the sauciest sauce that ever did sauce a plate, a bed, a shower, or that rickety hammock in the backyard that bravely attempted to meet your sex swing dreams. From the lava-hot erotic to the sweetly romantic—this is a night to celebrate the gaiety of boys and girls in love with other boys, girls, and those that happily proclaim “up yours” to the gender binary and transcend to new levels of love. Grab a glass of your favorite *cocktail* from the bar, pull up a chair, adjust what needs adjusting, and strap in to whatever (or whoever) has straps. It’s going to be a bumpy night!
GRNW BookFest – Bigger and Better and still FREE!
Once again, GRNW is taking over the Hotel Monaco after the conference for the GRNW 2015 Book Fest, featuring 50 LGBTQ romance authors, tons of swag, free apps, a tasty cash bar, tables with lots of books and freebies from your favorite publishers Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner Press, Wilde City Press, and Riptide Publishing!
We hope you can join us at the main event at the Seattle Public Library on September 26, but just in case that’s not in the cards, come join us that evening, 4pm – 6pm, at the Hotel Monaco for the book fest. It will be a blast!
Join the Book Fest on Facebook!
The 2015 Gay City Library Book Drive is Back in Action!
For the past two years, GRNW attendees have generously donated over 400 LGBT books to the nonprofit Gay City LGBT Library, and we’re once again hosting the GRNW book drive to continue to add LGBTQ romance books to the library and the greater Seattle community.
Donate a Book and Get a Chance to Win!
For every book donated during the event, you will get a raffle ticket and chance to win some prizes, including an Amazon Kindle! Raffle prizes will be handed out during the GRNW Reader Meet-Up, held on Sept. 26 from 3:15pm – 4pm at the Seattle Public Library.
GRNW 2015 Authors
GRNW 2015 Authors will be available for meetings fans and answering questions during the Book Fest. 2015 Attending Authors include:
- Vicktor Alexander
- Astrid Amara
- Ralph Josiah Bardsley
- Laura Baumbach
- Jove Belle
- Heidi Belleau
- Dev Bentham
- Sarah Brady
- Shannon Brady
- James Brock
- Tonie Chacon
- L.C. Chase
- Ethan Day
- Charley Descoteaux
- Grace R. Duncan
- Cjane Elliot
- R.G. Emanuelle
- Kim Fielding
- Amelia C. Gormley
- Ginn Hale
- Lane Hayes
- Lou Harper
- Daisy Harris
- J. Tullos Hennig
- David Holly
- Laylah Hunter
- Heather Rose Jones
- Amber Kell
- Nicole Kimberling
- Morticia Knight
- Sandy Lowe
- Carol Lynne
- Jill Malone
- Edmond Manning
- Andi Marquette
- Kate McLachlan
- Annette Mori
- Christopher Moss
- M.J. O’Shea
- JK Pendragon
- Alex Powell
- Jordan Castillo Price
- Michele Rakes
- Rick R. Reed
- Devon Rhodes
- Andrea Speed
- Karelia Stetz-Waters
- Anne Tenino
- Joseph Lance Tonlet
- Yolanda Wallace
- Sheri Lewis Wohl
Visit our 2015 Authors page to read more about who is attending.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in just a few weeks!
And if you have a question, ask away! 😀