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Saturday, October 13 • 10:30am - 11:30am
BBF Unbound: Sister Resisters: A Celebration of Feminism through Romance

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Romance readers form one of the most engaged reading communities in the country. Thanks to mainstream attention from the media, romance readers and authors are becoming a major force in the literary sphere. Even Princeton University has recognized this important movement, developing academic courses that examine the role of romance fiction in women’s lives. Many novelists approach their writing from the perspective of female empowerment and equality, a hot-button topic in today’s political climate. Join bestselling authors Sarah MacLean, Isabel Cooper, Caroline Linden, Falguni Kothari, and Grace Burrowes as they discuss the strong women--from fiction and real life--who inspire the tenacious females they write about. Sarah Rettger, Porter Square Books events manager and romance novel aficionado, will host a lively discussion for romance fans and those looking for an of-the-moment introduction to the genre.

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Sarah Rettger

Sarah Rettger is the events manager at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. Her articles, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in Book Riot, Kirkus Reviews, and The Horn Book, among other publications. 

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Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes discovered romance novels when in junior high and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Burrowes has a bachelor's degree in political science and a bachelor's of music in music history (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict... Read More →
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Isabel Cooper

During the day, Isabel Cooper maintains her guise as a mild-mannered project manager in legal publishing. In her spare time, she enjoys video games, ballroom dancing, various geeky hobbies, and figuring out what wine goes best with leftover egg rolls. Cooper lives with two thriving... Read More →
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Falguni Kothari

Falguni Kothari is the author of unconventional love stories and kick-ass fantasy tales. Her four novels are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. An award-winning Indian Classical, Latin, and Ballroom dancer, she currently spikes her endorphin levels with... Read More →
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Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before discovering that writing fiction was far more fun. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times, which is not related but still... Read More →
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Sarah MacLean

A lifelong romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is a New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of historical romances, and the author of a monthly column at the Washington Post celebrating the best of the romance... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Boston Architectural College The Beehive 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA