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SCRATCH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK SECTION

By | December 5th, 2016|African American Books, Home Highlights, RSJ News|

That’s right we said it! Or would you like to continue to ride in the back of the bus. We ran across this profound article today in BookRiot.com by Syreeta Barlow. It was written in 2014 but today in 2016, it still speaks to the problems with the African American book section today. I dare you to read it! Some of the most poignant areas of the article reads:

“As a writer, my absolute fear was ending up, not in the clearance bin, but in the African-American section……. Opportunity should not extend itself solely on the color of the character on the cover, but by [ . . . Read more . . .]

GIVE THANKS GIVEAWAY – Hurry, Register Now!

By | October 18th, 2016|Announcement, Drawings & Giveaways, Home Highlights|

We’re starting the convention fun before you even arrive! As our way of saying “Thanks for coming,” we’re holding a Give Thanks Giveaway. One (1) lucky registrant will receive a L.A. City Tour ticket on us! All individuals at least 18 years of age who register for the full Romance Slam Jam 2017 conference in Los Angeles by 11:59 p.m. PST on November 18, 2016, are eligible to participate. We will select [ . . . Read more . . .]

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

By | September 18th, 2016|Home Highlights, Workshops|

Got workshop ideas? Presenters, get your workshop presentation ideas sent in to RSJconvention. As an approved facilitator, your convention fee is discounted. Not a presenter? Email us ideas about what workshops you'd like to attend and we'll see about getting popular ideas on the schedule. (workshops@rsjconvention.com) Please keep the workshop proposals coming. We are still in the process of filling the schedule. If you've submitted a proposal, we will contact you about your presenter status soon. If you've already paid for [ . . . Read more . . .]

What’s New at the Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers Event

By | August 31st, 2016|Announcement, RSJ News|

You may have noticed some changes happening at Romance Slam Jam. After years in existence, it was only inevitable that we evolve with the 21st century, make some needed improvements and changes, and further grow the RSJ book lover event. Under the direction of Ms. Emma Rogers, one of the notable founders of Romance Slam Jam, both organizational and visual changes have occurred. Last April, Ms. Emma assigned a new chairperson to head a public relations, marketing, branding, and Organizing Committee team. One of the most noticeable changes is the visual presence of the updated Romance Slam Jam book lover events brand. We have launched a new professionally designed website, worthy of featuring and highlighting [ . . . Read more . . .]

Notice Regarding Email Communications:

By | July 16th, 2016|Announcement, Home Highlights|

Good morning, Slam Jammers! Just a reminder that, as we discussed at #RSJ2016, Romance Slam Jam now has a dedicated email address for official communications. All communications regarding the Romance Slam Jam annual event will come from an official "@rsjconvention.com" email address. Any other communications are unauthorized and may contain misleading or intentionally inaccurate information. If you receive or have received any communications labeled or purporting to be from [ . . . Read more . . .]

What Others Are Saying About RSJ – Author Raynetta Manees

By | June 21st, 2016|Home Highlights, Review of RSJ|

It's always nice when someone writes: "The fabulous Romance Slam Jam." Imagine our joy here at RSJ Convention when we got the wonderful opportunity to read author Raynetta Manees's review on her blog of her experience at the 2016 Romance Slam Jam book lovers event in Detroit. Take a look and see for yourself . . .

raynetta-manees"The Romance Slam Jam was three days of fun, friendship, knowledge, and inspiration. It was so great to finally meet face to face so many readers and authors I have been talking with on [ . . . Read more . . .]

RSJ News: April 2016

By | April 5th, 2016|RSJ News|

April is finally here! The meals are in the oven. The table is set. And now we’re just waiting for our guests to arrive! In just a few weeks, many of you will be here in the “D” making new friends, improving your craft, discovering new authors and books to read and review. So, to help ensure things go smoothly, here are some things to note: UGRR Tour Cancelled: I regret to inform you that the Underground Railroad Tour scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled by the tour company, due to a problem accessing 2nd Baptist Church on the day in question and lack of participation. If you have already paid for the tour, your money will be refunded. Airport Shuttle: Unfortunately, the Edward Village Hotel (formerly, the Royal Dearborn) does not provide airport shuttles. So, we have made arrangements through SKOOT for a discounted group rate of $39 round trip. You can book online at www.rideskoot.com or call 313-230-2331. Use the group code: “RSJ2016” to receive the discounted rate. It is highly recommended that you call 24 hours ahead of time to book your reservation. […]

Host Check-In: March 2016

By | March 8th, 2016|Host Check In|

Hello RSJ Family, Elaine Overton Back in 2006, I attended my very first RSJ in Shreveport, LA. I was a new author and had never been to a writer/reader conference. The first morning of the conference, I was waiting for the elevator to take me down to breakfast, the elevator doors opened and [...]

RSJ News: March 2016

By | March 8th, 2016|RSJ News|

Just one more month! The clock is winding down and soon we’ll be gathered in Detroit enjoying another RSJ conference. Whether you’re an author, reader or industry professional, there will be plenty to occupy your days and nights. Wondering what to do with your tax refund? Why not use it to attend RSJ 2016? Register by the end of the month to get the regular conference rate. On April 1, the late registration fees kick in. Register today! (The conference registration fee gains you entry into all Romance Slam Jam 2016 Conference Activities.) The Big Book XChange: Don’t forget to comb through your shelves and boxes of old AA romances and find up to 3 books you can bear to part with and bring them along to XCHANGE for “new” old AA romances! Just remember it’s a book-for-book exchange, max 3 books per person. Pssst: For you collectors, I have it on good authority that there will be some of those old, hard to find titles – so be sure […]

Calling All Book Clubs!

By | February 16th, 2016|Announcement|

Romance Slam Jam 2016 - Book Club Competition!! Get the full flyer and detail here: PEP RALLY FLYER - Show Your Book Club Pride!