|RWA Emerald:ST winner - Alli Withers|
If you don't know anyone, just pick a table and put your name on it. You'll get to know them before the night is over.
|RWA R*BY Award - Sharon Archer|
The awards are announced and handed out between each course of the meal. And (my favourite part) is towards the end when people are asked to stand up and acknowledge our personal achievements (started by Anne Gracie), whether it be finishing their first book, to entering a contest, to submitting a manuscript or getting that elusive contract!
|RWNZ Clendon winner - Chris Weston|
The number attending tends to be a little smaller (anywhere between 70-100) but this makes for a very intimate and special setting and you get up close and personal with our special guests and finalists.
|Clendon Readers' Choice - Michelle de Rooy|
At RWAmerica, prepared to be blown away by the sheer size of the night - glamor and glitz, red carpet style presentations, jumbo-tron TV screens so the 2000 strong audience of fellow writers, published authors, agents, editors and other officials can see everything that goes on up on stage, the RITA's, the Golden Heart presentations, etc.etc.
If you're lucky enough to be a RITA or Golden Heart finalist you get to sit at a table right at the front accompanied by one special guest, usually at a table mixed with other finalists and industry professionals.
|RWAmerica Awards night|
Roll out the red carpet...and celebrate romance!