Readers & ‘ritas 2017

Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 10-12 for:

  • A private signing with all of our authors
  • Raffle Baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Panels with our Guests of Honor
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
  • A movie screening of Passionflix‘s HOLLYWOOD DIRT. See Trailer!
  • The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming parlor
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table!

Our guests of honor this year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Check out our full author list to see who else you will meet.

The Writer’s Retreat on Friday, from 9:30am to 3:00pm, is included in the price of the Weekend Pass, space is limited. Read more here.

Public Signing:
If you are just attending the Public Signing, check-in will be open from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. You MUST have a wristband to enter the signing location. Doors and lines will close sharply at 5:45 pm. If you are in line at 5:45 pm, don’t worry, you will be able to get your book signed. If you want to attend any panels or events for the rest of the day with authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon or Laura Kaye, you need to buy a ticket.

Schedule of Events:

Friday:

9:00 am: Writer’s Retreat Registration opens in Allen Foyer
9:30 am: Writer’s Retreat – Getting Ready to Write: How to Come up with a High Concept in Allen III
10:30 am: Writer’s Retreat – Getting Ready to Write: How to Plot in Allen III
11:30 am: Writer’s Retreat Lunch and RNR 101 panel for Authors in Allen III
1:00 pm: Writer’s Retreat – Tools to Drive Conflict in Every Story in Allen III
2:00 pm: Writer’s Retreat – Writing Fast & Being Prolific: Tips, Tricks, Challenges in Allen III
3:00 pm: Writer’s Retreat Mix & Mingle in Allen III
3:30 pm: Conference Registration opens in Allen Foyer
4:00 pm: Welcome to RNR, Attendee 101 in Allen III
4:30 pm: Quilt a Mug Rug with Marie Bostwick (space is limited) in Dallas Room
4:30 pm: Author Scavenger Hunt in McKinney I & II
7:00 pm: Dinner with Cathy Maxwell in Allen I & II
9:00 pm: Pajama Game Night + Hot Cocoa Bar sponsored by Sherrilyn Kenyon in McKinney I & II

Saturday Morning:

8:00 am: Registration opens in Allen Foyer
8:00 am: Breakfast Buffet opens in Allen I & II
9:00 am: Breakfast with Marie Bostwick in Allen I & II
10:00 am: Author Lounge opens in Plano Room
10:00 am: Vendor Room opens in McKinney I & II
10:00 am: Panel: The Strong Characters We Love in Allen III
10:00 am: Embroidery with Marie Bostwick (space is limited) in Dallas Room
11:00 am: Panel: Why World Building Rocks in Allen III
11:00 am: Author Lounge in Plano Room

Saturday Afternoon:

12:00 pm: Lunch with Sherrilyn Kenyon in Allen I & II
1:30 pm t0 5:30 pm: Registration for Public Signing in Allen Foyer
1:30 pm: Passionflix screening of HOLLYWOOD DIRT in Allen III
1:30 pm: Craft Room opens in Dallas Room
1:30 pm: Author Lounge in Plano Room
3:00 pm: Post-Screening Discussion in Allen III
3:00 pm: Author Lounge in Plano Room
4:00 pm: Happy Hour Signing for Attendees in Allen II
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Public Signing in Allen II
5:00 pm: Grab & Go Dinner in Allen III
6:00 pm: Red Carpet opens in McKinney I & II
6:30 pm: Red Carpet Photo-Op with Marie Bostwick in McKinney I & II
7:00 pm: Red Carpet Photo-Op with Cathy Maxwell in McKinney I & II
7:30 pm: Red Carpet Photo-Op with Sherrilyn Kenyon in McKinney I & II
8:00 pm: Fresh Fiction Reader Awards in Allen I & II
8:30 pm: Dancing starts in Allen I & II
8:30 pm: Game Parlor opens in McKinney I & II

Sunday:

9:00 am: Brunch with Guests of Honor in Allen I & II
11:00 am: Bye until next year!