Schedule of Events
All times are Central Time.
Friday, August 28, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Keynote with Virginia Kantra
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Creative Marketing Panel
Speakers: Kilby Blades, Rosanne Backlin, and Steve Ammidown, Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University
Enjoy this fast-paced presentation from award-winning author Kilby Blades, 2019 RWA Librarian of the year Stephen Ammidown, and Love's Sweet Arrow romance bookstore owner Roseann Backlin on how to market books and services creatively these days. How do they reach readers during the pandemic? What are their plans for future events, and what can you do in your library?
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Authors to Know: Authors Discuss Favorites
Speakers: Nina Crespo, C. Chilove, and Elizabeth Schechter
Join rising star authors C. Chilove, Nina Crespo, and Elizabeth Schechter to learn about some terrific new books they are reading, authors and programs especially good for libraries, and what they are writing now. This fun group will remind you why patrons love paranormal romance, hot cowboys, and more! A list of terrific, diverse titles discussed will also be provided during the panel.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Ten Trends in Romance Fiction and Programming
Speakers: Amy Alessio and Susan Gibberman
What's a Bully Romance? What are great diverse titles librarians should be ordering? Enjoy this fun, live, humorous presentation of ten popular romance fiction trends and tips for online and in person programming. Past RWA Librarian of the year Susan Gibberman and YA librarian Amy Alessio will get excited with audience members about so many books. Get ready to expand your TBR list along with your library orders. A list of titles discussed will be provided.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.