A Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down)
With COVID-19 keeping everyone locked at home since March, we took the opportunity to connect with some of our favourite authors and record some interviews. Find all the details here and a wrap-up here.
ARRA Awards Dinner
An awards dinner is held each year to announce the winners of the annual Australian Romance Readers Awards. The 2020 award winners were announced at an online ceremony on 20 March 2021.
More details on the awards can be found here.
ARRA has the following event coming up:
- ARR2021 on the Gold Coast—Mantra on View, Saturday 11 December, 5.00 to 6.30 pm. Signing authors have now been announced. You can find more information here or buy a reader ticket here.
- ARR2023 will be a four-city event: Saturday 11 February 2023 (Brisbane), Sunday 12 February 2023 (Sydney), Saturday 18 February 2023 (Melbourne) and Sunday 19 February 2023 (Perth). Read the announcement here.
For details of book signings and other events that are relevant to romance readers in Australia, please go to the Events calendar on our blog.
ARRA have organised a number of special author events that were very successful. Here are links to wrap-up articles on our blog:
- Sylvia Day event, Melbourne, June 2013
- Book-signing event, Fremantle, August 2013
- Julia Quinn event, Sydney, August 2013
- Julia Quinn event, Melbourne, August 2013
- Marjorie M Liu event, Sydney, September 2013
- Book-signing event, Sydney, August 2014
- Book Expo, Sydney, August 2014
- Karen Rose event, Sydney, October 2014
- Maya Banks and Nalini Singh event, Melbourne, November 2014
- Book-signing event, Melbourne, August 2015
- A Romantic High Tea, Sydney, March 2016
- Book-signing event, Adelaide, August 2016
- A Romantic High Tea, Melbourne, October 2016
- A Romantic High Tea, Brisbane, November 2016
- Skype Q&A with Thea Harrison, Melbourne, February 2017
- A Romantic High Tea, Perth, September 2017
- A Romantic Rendezvous with Jayne Ann Krentz, 19 November (Cairns), 22 November (Brisbane) and 25 November (Sydney)
- A Romantic High Tea, Sydney, May 2018.
- A Romantic Rendezvous with Bella Andre, Tuesday 24 July 2018, Sydney.
- A Romantic Rendezvous with Grace Burrowes, Tuesday 14 August 2018, Melbourne.
- A Romantic Rendezvous with Grace Burrowes and Jane Porter, Thursday 16 August 2018, Sydney.
- A Romantic High Tea, Sydney, Feb 2019
- A Romantic Rendezvous 2019, featuring Celeste Bradley and Keri Arthur, Saturday 23 March (Brisbane), Sunday 24 March (Sydney), Saturday 30 March (Melbourne) and Saturday 31 March (Perth)
- A Romantic High Tea with Laura Kaye, Sydney, 18 Aug 2019
- A Romantic Rendezvous 2020, featuring Darynda Jones and Susan Donovan, Friday 6 March (Brisbane), Saturday 7 March (Sydney), Saturday 13 March (Melbourne), Sunday 14 March (Perth) and Tuesday 17 March (Adelaide)
- A Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down), 1–2 Aug 2020
Keep an eye on our blog, as more events are planned.
Code of conduct
ARRA has a code of conduct for those who attend our events. You can find the code here.