Programming for Our 36th Year

On October 4-7, Georgia Romance Writers will host the 36th annual Moonlight and Magnolias conference. If you are wondering what there is to do at our conference, here is a list of what makes us unique day-by-day!


  • Add-on trip to the the local fire department.
  • Thursday night welcome and trivia event
  • Murder Mystery scene for you to solve!


  • Welcoming address by GRW President Tanya Agler & GRW Grand Dame Haywood Smith
  • Pitch Workshop
  • Editor and agent appointments
  • Keynote luncheon address by Sally Kilpatrick
  • 23 workshops and panels
  • Quiet space for writing
  • Friday night meet-up for dinner on your own


  • 14 workshops and panels
  • Keynote luncheon address by Beverly Jenkins
  • Editor and Agent appointments
  • Editor and Agent panel presentations
  • Quiet space for writing
  • Book Fair and Author Autographing for literacy
  • Maggie Award Banquet and Dinner

Available Paid services Friday and Saturday:

  • Celestial Studios appointments for headshots
  • Massage Geeks appointments for massage

You can register for the conference here.

Moonlight & Magnolias Blog

Welcome to the M&M Blog! We’re gearing up for an exciting 2018 conference. In the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our keynote speaker and special guests along with workshop presenters, GRW members, M&M volunteers, special attendees, and our new conference features (we have an app!). 2018’s M&M has something for everyone.

Our theme this year is “Romance to the Rescue” and we will have professional speakers and activities that bring this theme to life. With the amazing Beverly Jenkins as our keynote speaker, we know you will not be disappointed. Sally Kilpatrick and Mollie Traver will be joining us as our GRW and craft speakers.

Registration is now open! We hope to see you in October.