The Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend will be held May 20-May 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. This annual event celebrates all the authors on our 2020 reading list and honors two of the authors with our coveted Author or the Year and New Author of the Year awards. The Author Awards event is the pinnacle of our three-day weekend. The 2021 AAW theme is “Our 30th, Our Books, Our Sisterhood … Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Reading!” 2021 marks the 30thanniversary of the Go On Girl! Book Club. As such, we have added an additional event to the weekend schedule. The event is our Grand 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Gala. The Dinner Gala will commemorate GOG’s milestone achievement and celebrate the growth of our sisterhood network over the past 30 years. This event is a fundraiser with the proceeds benefitting the Go On Girl! Book Club Scholarship Fund.
Los Angeles is the largest city in California and is known as the entertainment capital of the world. It has a diverse population and is home to the California African American Museum and the African American Firefighter Museum. L.A. is host to the BET Awards, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair, the NAACP Image Awards, and the Taste of Soul Family Festival.
The AAW provides Go On Girl members, guests, and the local community with the opportunity to connect and reconnect with each other and with our authors, as well as a chance to visit famous dining establishments, iconic places of interest, and local attractions in and near the city. During the AAW, we will share our love of reading, we will relax, reunite, invoke stimulating conversations, and will have a great GOG experience in Los Angeles. You should definitely place the 2021 AAW on your “To-Do” list. The California chapters encourage you to invite your family and friends to join us in L.A.
As a symbol of our True Blue Love of Reading, the 2021 AAW colors are the 30 shades of Blue: Air Force Blue, Azure, Baby Blue, Caribbean Blue, Cobalt, Cornflower, Cyan, Denim, Dodger Blue, Duke Blue, Egyptian Blue, Electric Blue, Indigo, Marine Blue, Maya Blue, Midnight Blue, Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Powder Blue, Olympic Blue, Prussian, Royal Blue, Sapphire, Sky Blue, Steel Blue, Tiffany, True Blue, Turkish Blue, UCLA Blue, and Yale Blue along with Coral and Silver. Blue represents loyalty, knowledge, and power.
Registration cost for the 2021 AAW includes:
- Friday Night Mixer and GOG! Chapter Strut
- Saturday/Sunday Morning Wellness Experience
- Saturday Morning Annual Membership Meeting
- AAW Brunch
- Phenomenal Women Breakfast
- GOG! Swag Bag
- Early Bird Registration (May 20, 2020 – November 20, 2020) - $ 350
- Regular Registration (November 21, 2020 – February 21, 2021) - $ 400
- Late Registration (February 22, 2021 – April 22, 2021) - $ 450
- AAW Brunch Only – Deadline April 22, 2021 - $ 80
30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Gala (Black Tie/Formal) – Deadline April 22, 2021
- $ 80 – AAW Registrant
- $ 100 – Guest Dinner Only (non-AAW Registrant)
NOTE: All registration and dinner ticket fees are non-refundable but are transferable. There are absolutely no on-site registration or ticket sales. Please register and book your hotel room early. All deadlines are final.