There’s a whole lot of something going on at IASPR, the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. The website is up and running with a whole mess of new features, including a Members’ Forum, which is not exclusively for IASPR members though there is a Members-only section (one hopes that it comes with those cool vinyl jackets with the snap collars, right?).
There’s also a Cafe Press store and a slew of upcoming events at RWA next week:
- Sarah Frantz, Pamela Regis, and NYT best-selling author Sabrina Jeffries will be presenting “If you like the Classics; Or, How to recommend romance to Literature Snobs in your library” at the Librarians’ Day on July 15, 2009. Sarah, Pam, and IASPR member, Jessica Lyn Van Slooten, will be presenting on “The Wit, Wisdom, and Writing Advice of Jennifer Crusie” on Friday, July 17, 3:15-4:15pm, in Washington 3. Jennifer Crusie will respond to the panel.
- After the Friday panel, IASPR will have a get-together from 4:30-6:30 in a room to be announced. Watch the IASPR Twitter page for announcement.
- IASPR will have a table at the Moonlight Madness Bazaar on Thursday, July 16, 8-midnight. IASPR swag available for members includes a tote bag, a membership pin, pens, a lanyard, bookmarks, etc.
IASPR is also planning conferences in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (August 2009); Belgium (location tba) (August, 2010); New York, New York, (2011); and Los Angeles, California (2012). 2010 also marks the debut issue of the IASPR journal on 14 February; the Call for Submissions is online.
For more information, check out the full details at the IASPR website.