For hundreds of years, romance novels have been derided as fluff, degraded as 'light reading' and ignored as a literary genre. Yet they're among the biggest revenue drivers for authors and publishers from print to Kindle. And they're almost every woman's guilty pleasure, starring women making choices for themselves, their lovers, their children and their future.
Panel One: Romance Novels as a Feminist Trope Through the Centuries
We explore power of the female protagonist over time, the multi-billion dollar romance novel industry and ever so much more in conversation between moderator (and author) Maya Rodale (Dangerous Books for Girls), Sarah MacLean, Carla Neggers, and Ashley Antoinette.
Panel Two: Erotic Writing and the Role of the Woman
The fantastic Feminista Jones will be moderating a second panel, including Alisha Rai, Jordan Silver, and Rebekah Weatherspoon, about the giggle/wiggle thing that is the erotically-charged portrayal of the female body in the written word.
An afterparty will gather at
Pravda, 281 Lafayette, New York (around the corner)