WRMA CEREMONY WEEKEND EVENTS
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2022 WRMA Banquet & Ceremony
2023 WRMA AWARD WEEKEND SCHEDULE
October 20-21, 2023
Fort Worth, Texas
*Banquet/Ceremony Reservations due by October 1; hotel reservations due Sept 1
Host Hotel: We are thrilled to once again have the Aloft Hotel in downtown Fort Worth as our host hotel. The hotel is offering our attendees a special group rate of $149 (up to $219, depending on the size of the room) per night. The last day to book this special rate is Tuesday September 1, 2023. Please email email@example.com if you would like a link that will direct you to this special reservation rate.
Friday, October 20: MEET AND GREET (Friday evening of WRMA weekend)
Friday night is social time for authors and publishers to get together informally and enjoy each other's company. We will meet in the reception room off the main floor lobby at Aloft Hotel (334 W 3rd St) in downtown Fort Worth. A variety of appetizers, tea, and coffee will be available. Golden Lariat Award Winner and best-selling author Craig Johnson will be the special guest speaker between 7:30-8 pm, discussing the future of Western writing. Please rvsp if you plan to attend this free event (see below).
*Due to the limited seating capacity in the hotel meeting room, we ask that finalists bring only one additional guest to the Meet & Greet and the Book Editors' Panel. (Don't worry - there is plenty of room at the restaurant for the Banquet and Ceremony!)
Saturday, October 21: BOOK EDITORS' PANEL (1-3 pm)
A panel of acquisition editors from a variety of publishing houses throughout the country will speak with authors about the industry and share information about their submission policies at the Aloft Hotel. Please rsvp if you plan to attend this free event (see below).
Saturday, October 21: AWARDS CEREMONY (Saturday evening, 5-9 pm)
The banquet and ceremony will once again take place at the wonderful Coopers BBQ in the Stockyards. To reserve your dinner tickets, click here and mail your reservation form and payment to the address listed. Finalists should have received this form in their finalist notification letter package.
RSVP (for Meet & Greet and Editors' Panel) to:
Many thanks to our 2023 WRMA Program Sponsors:
Wolfpack Publishing * University of North Texas Press
Dusty Saddle Publishing * Roan and Weatherford Publishing Associates