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Saturday, October 28 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
BBF Unbound: The How and Why of Feminist Romance

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Do you love romance novels and wish they were more feminist? Do you hate romance novels and think they can’t be feminist? Do you write or want to write romance novels and need to know how to make them more feminist? Boston area–based Jackie Horne has been running the blog Romance Novels for Feminists since 2012 and is the president of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is joined by Aya de Leon, author of the Justice Hustlers feminist heist series of urban romances to discuss what qualifies and disqualifies a book from being feminist and how writers can dig deeper into making the books they want to see in the world.


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Jackie C. Horne

Jackie C. Horne has been involved in publishing in a variety of capacities for more than thirty years. She's worked as a children's book editor, a book reviewer, a literary scholar, and an author of both academic books and historical romance novels (under the pen name Bliss Bennet). She is the creator of the blog Romance Novels for Feminists, where she muses about the intersections of gender and genre and reviews romance novels with a decidedly feminist bent. She is currently the president of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America... Read More →
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Aya De Leon

Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley. In 2016, Kensington Books published her debut feminist heist novel Uptown Thief, which won a first place Independent Publisher Award and is a finalist for International Latino Book Awards in two categories. The Justice Hustlers series continues with The Boss in 2017 and The Accidental... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
BPL Exchange 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA