The goal of Old Growth Northwest’s Read with Pride Northwest initiative is to give writers and readers all over the region a chance to gather, meet, and discuss LGBTQIA romance fiction. This initiative includes free public reading events, local reader meetings, and the annual conference Read with Pride Northwest, previously known as Gay Romance Northwest/GRNW. The first GRNW conference was held on September 14, 2013. The conference has since been held every September, with GRNW 2014 on 9/20/2014, GRNW 2015 on 9/26/2015, and GRNW 2016 on 9/24/16.
Save the Date for Read with Pride 2017 at the Seattle Central Library on 11/3-11/4, 2017!
The main conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The day prior, on November 3, we will also hold some writer-focused workshops.
Registration for the main conference, which will be free, will open Summer 2017.
Join the RWP Community!
GRNW on GoodReads: Join our RWP GoodReads group to stay up-to-date on RWP events and author news, and be a part of the discussion around LGBTQIA romance fiction.
RWP Around the Web
A collection of articles about our past activities:
Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up in Seattle: September 14, 2013 (Reviews by Jesswave, 6/2/13)
Gay Literary Fiction is Hawt! Gay City Hosts 3 Local Authors (Seattle Gay Scene, 7/17/13)
Seattle Reading Event and Irregulars Giveaway (Reviews by Jesswave, 7/20/13)
University Book Store to Feature Readings by Local Writers (The Seattle Lesbian, 7/23/13)
A Happily Ever After for All: Northwest Gay Romance Meet-Up (Lambda Literary, 8/11/13)
Love is Love: Four Authors who celebrate Gay Romance (Seattle Gay News, 8/30/13)
Seattle Conference Spreads the Love about LGBTQ Romance Fiction (Lambda Literary, 8/31/13)
Romantic Wednesdays: Gay Romance (SPL Shelf Talk, 9/4/13)
Love in black and white – Authors’ event offers an in-depth look at Gay romance writing (Seattle Gay News, 9/6/13)
Celebrating Love Stories at Seattle LGBTQ Romance Conference (Pride Foundation, 9/6/13)
The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 9-15-13 (Reading Reality, 9/15/13)
How to Get LGBT Romance Books into Libraries by Marlene Harris (Reviews by Jesswave, 10/4/13)
What I Learned While Running a Gay Romance Conference by Tracy Timmons-Gray (Reviews by Jesswave, 10/15/13)
Read with Pride Northwest is proudly hosted by Old Growth Northwest, an arts nonprofit that seeks to cultivate a diverse cultural ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest through creative writing events, workshops, and other programs. To learn more about Old Growth Northwest, click here.