Get Pumped for Nationals, Part 3: Readers for Life!

rwa_graphicLet’s continue to Get Pumped for Nationals! by exploring the details behind the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing. This fabulous reader-focused event provides authors with two hours of uninterrupted time to meet with fans and sign books, making it a great way to connect with old and new readers alike – all while raising money for a good cause.

Since 1990, RWA has raised close to a million dollars in charitable donations thanks to these literacy signings. This year, proceeds will be going to benefit ProLiteracy, an organization that promotes and champions adult literacy. Among other things, ProLiteracy supports hundreds of adult literacy programs around the world, develops teaching tools for tutors and students, and advocates for funding and awareness to create a more literate society. With over 36 million adults in the United States struggling with their reading and writing skills, these efforts are needed to “break the cycle of poverty” and improve overall quality of life.

Over 450 romance authors will be donating their time – and their books – to this year’s event. In addition to big names like Nora Roberts and Sylvia Day, they’ll be featuring several members of RWA San Diego, including:

  • Teresa Carpenter
  • C.J. Corbin
  • Melissa Cutler
  • Cynthia Diamond
  • HelenKay Dimon
  • Judy Duarte
  • Tameri Etherton
  • Georgie Lee
  • Tessa McFionn
  • Sorcha Mowbray
  • Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

“Readers for Life” takes place on July 13 at the San Diego Marriott from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Even if you’re not scheduled to sign, swing by to show support for your fellow authors – and maybe buy a book or two (or ten) while you’re at it. It’s for a good cause.

Next week, we’ll be talking all about the most prestigious awards in the world of romance: RITA and Golden Heart awards. We’ll also be featuring an interview with RWASD’s own RITA nominee, HelenKay Dimon!

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