Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference

The 2018 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference will be held on April 27-28 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA. Registration is open, so register now, because you don't want to miss out!

NECRWA18 will feature:

  • a fantastic lineup of agents and editors who are eager to hear your pitches
  • a diverse schedule of business, craft, and writer's life workshops
  • mini Indie UnCon/PAN breakout and Camp NaNoWriMo writers' retreats
  • the opportunity to participate in our literacy signing event for readers on Friday night
  • Three amazing speakers: Beverly Jenkins will be presenting a master class on World-Building for American Settings, and Skye Warren and Sarina Bowen will be our keynote speakers!

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Friday April 27th
9:00a Registration Opens
12:00p-2:50p Workshops
2:00p-3:50p Master Class with Beverly Jenkins/Workshops
5:00p-5:50p Hors d'Oeuvres/Set-up for Book Signing
6:00p-8:00p T.G.I.For Literacy Book Signing with Cash Bar (open to readers)
8:00p-8:30p Basket Raffle (open to readers)
Saturday April 28th
Before 9:30a Restful start--breakfast on your own
9:30a-12:20p Workshops/A&E Appointments
12:30p-2:20p Luncheon feat. Sarina Bowen and New England Readers' Choice Awards Ceremony
2:30p-5:20p Workshops
6:00p-8:00p Dinner feat. Skye Warren
8:30p-11:00p Writers' Retreats: Indie UnConference/PAN Breakout, and Camp NaNoWriMo

Meals: Appetizers Friday evening, and a full lunch and dinner on Saturday are included in the registration fee. Breakfasts and Friday lunch are on your own.  


Beverly Jenkins author photoMaster Class - Beverly Jenkins received the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature and was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Salon, and NPR.
Skye Warren author photoKeynote Speaker - Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
Sarina Bowen author photoLuncheon Speaker - Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont's Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.
In 2016, Sarina became a RITA Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

NECRWA18 Timeline


Conference Chair, Kristen Strassel - [email protected]

Registration Chair, Stephanie Kay - [email protected]

Workshop Chair, Tamsen Parker - [email protected]

Agent & Editor Chair, Teresa Noelle Roberts - [email protected]

Book Fair Chair, Sionna Fox - [email protected]

Vendor Sponsorships, Janet Halpin - [email protected]

Social Media Director, Jess Vonn - [email protected]

Webmistress, Alexa Rowan - [email protected]