2015 Schedule

Pre-GRNW Conference Events – Sept. 25, 2015 – Seattle

Time: 5pm – 10pm (Locations: Hugo House, TBD)

Come join us for a pre-conference meet-up and public reading event! These Friday events are free to join and open to the public.

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Pre-Reading Meet-up
(Location TBD)

6:30pm – 10:00pm – GRNW Reading Event at Hugo House!
(Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)

Join us for this free reading event and celebration of LGBTQ romance fiction. Doors open at 6:30pm, with events starting at 7pm.

Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up – Sept. 26, 2015 – Seattle

Locations: Seattle Central Public Library; Hotel Monaco; Neighbors, TBD

GRNW 2015 Conference: 9:00am – 4:00pm
GRNW Book Fair: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Banned! Books in Drag: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The GRNW “After After” Party: 9:00pm – Midnight


Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up 2015

(Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., Microsoft Auditorium)

9:00am – 10:00am: Morning Registration Period

10:00am – 11:00am: Conference Introduction and Keynote

11:00am – 12:00pm: Panels Series 1
(Rooms TBD

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch Break*

12:00pm – 12:50pm Pitch Sessions with Publishers

Make an appointment to talk with an attending publishes. (Signups coming soon!)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Panels Series 2

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Plenary Session – The Evolving LGBTQ Romance Genre

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Closing Remarks and Looking Ahead

3:15pm – 4:00pm: GRNW Reader Meet-Up! (Microsoft Auditorium)

While the GRNW authors head over to the book fest to set-up, come join the second annual GRNW Reader Meet-Up for a rollicking good time as readers gather to gab about their favorite books, grab giveaways, and once again, play the amazing interactive game Character Type Love Match! You decide the couple that ends all couples for GRNW 2015!

Other 2015 GRNW Meet-Up Conference Activities:

* Loads of free books from authors and publishers!

* The Gay City LGBT Library Book Drive will throughout the conference. For every LGBT book donated, a donor will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win a free Kindle.

* Free conference snacks and swag will be available.

Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up Book Festival

(Hotel Monaco, 1101 4th Ave.)


The GRNW 2015 Book Fest is free to enter and open to the public!

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Book Festival (Paris Ballroom, one floor down from the lobby.)

Please see the author list below or visit the GRNW Authors page for a full list of the 2015 Attending Authors.

Other Book Fest Activities:

* The Book Fest will feature free appetizers and a cash bar for cocktails and other drinks.

* Lots of free swag from publishers and authors!

* Select titles by GRNW Attending Authors will be available for sale during the Book Fest from authors and publishers.

* The Gay City LGBT Library Book Drive will run throughout the Book Fest.

5:30pm: First Bus for Banned Books in Drag

6:10pm: Last Bus for Banned Books in Drag

For those joining us at the Book Festival, we will have a bus to take attendees to Capitol Hill to attend the Seattle Public Library free performance event “Banned! Books in Drag 2015.”

The Seattle Public Library Presents Banned! Books in Drag 2015

(Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122)

6:30pm – 9:00pm: Banned! Books in Drag 2015 (21 and Over only)


Banned! Books in Drag 2014 Performer

Join us at Neighbours Nightclub for a free evening of drag and literature for Banned! Books in Drag hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader! This event is 21 and over.

Some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comedians will give performances inspired by their favorite works of literature.

Check out our collection of titillating fiction, find your next great read or sit back and enjoy a combination of drag and literature that is too hot to have in a library building!

Celebrate the Freedom to Read. Banned! Books in Drag will be a night to remember!

9:15pm – Bus back to the Hotel Monaco

GRNW 2015 “After After Party”
(Trace, 1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA – Inside the W Hotel and across the street from the Hotel Monaco)

Time: 10:00pm – Midnight

Feeling very Banned and now ready for some low-key mingling? Come join GRNW at the Trace Bar at the W Hotel downtown as we wrap-up the evening and enjoy their late night happy hour.

GRNW 2015 Attending Authors

GRNW 2015 Authors will be available for meetings fans and answering questions during the Book Fest. 2015 Attending Authors include:

  • Viktor Alexander
  • Astrid Amara
  • Talya Andor
  • Ralph Josiah Bardsley
  • Laura Baumbach
  • Jove Belle
  • Heidi Belleau
  • Dev Bentham
  • Sarah Brady
  • Shannon Brady
  • Tonie Chacon
  • L.C. Chase
  • Ethan Day
  • Charley Descoteaux
  • Grace R. Duncan
  • Cjane Elliot
  • R.G. Emanuelle
  • Kim Fielding
  • Amelia C. Gormley
  • Ginn Hale
  • Lane Hayes
  • Lou Harper
  • Daisy Harris
  • J. Tullos Hennig
  • David Holly
  • Laylah Hunter
  • Heather Rose Jones
  • Amber Kell
  • Nicole Kimberling
  • Morticia Knight
  • Sandy Lowe
  • Carol Lynne
  • Jill Malone
  • Edmond Manning
  • Andi Marquette
  • Kate McLachlan
  • Christopher Moss
  • M.J. O’Shea
  • JK Pendragon
  • Alex Powell
  • Jordan Castillo Price
  • Radclyffe
  • Rick R. Reed
  • Andrea Speed
  • Anne Tenino
  • Joseph Lance Tonlet
  • Yolanda Wallace
  • Sheri Lewis Wohl

Visit the 2015 Authors page to learn more about who is attending!.

GRNW Sponsors and Partners

Old Growth Northwest and the Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up wish to thank the following organizations for their support of GRNW 2015:

GRNW Sponsors: Blind Eye Books, Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink Press, Less Than Three Press, MLR Press, Riptide Publishing, Wilde City Press

GRNW Partners: Gay City, Gay City LGBT Library, Inland Empire Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, Lambda Literary Foundation, Rainbow Romance Writers, Rose City Romance Writers, The Seattle Lesbian


Questions about the schedule for the 2015 Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up and Book Fest? Please contact Tracy Timmons-Gray, Director and lead volunteer, Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up.