Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bid for Raffle Basket at ECWC

The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR) and I are sponsoring a basket for raffle at the Emerald City Writers Conference (ECWC), entitled Romancing the Intellect: In Your Bodice, Analyzin Ur Literachur.

IASPR is dedicated to fostering and promoting the scholarly exploration of all popular representations of romantic love. It is committed to building a strong community of scholars of popular romance through open, digital access to all scholarly work published by the Association, by organizing or sponsoring an annual international conference on popular romance studies, and by encouraging the teaching of popular romance at all levels of higher education.

The ECWC is being held at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel (300 112th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98004) from Friday, October 9, 2009 to Sunday, October 11, 2009. It is organized by the Greater Seattle RWA chapter (GSRWA). Registration opens at 3pm on Friday with the last event closing at 3:30pm on Sunday. The conference schedule is available here. All the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a charity of choice by the GSRWA.

Basket goodies include: IASPR tote, pen, bookmarks, cards, badge ribbon; a hardcover Joyce Maynard; a trade paperback Mary Balogh; two mass-market romances; Hannah Howell tote, pens; excerpts, bookmarks, other author goodies; lavendar lotion and body oil; Sephora lip-gloss; Lancome makeup brush set; a special flower-blooming tea and a tin of lime-n-chilli snacking almonds to enjoy with your books; and of course, yummilicious chocolate.

So...bid high, bid often...and WIN!!