Brooklyn Book Festival

This Sunday is the Brooklyn Book Festival, which is highly awesome and highly literary. There are events all day focusing on poetry, literary fiction, biography..and hello, what now?

Romance! At 3:00pm on the Main Stage at the Borough Hall Plaza, I’m moderating a session all about romance novels:

3:00 p.m. Love: The Unstoppable Bestseller. A panel of romance authors discusses the longevity of the industry and how they keep readers coming back for more: Rochelle Alers (Man of Fate), Anna DePalo (The Billionaire in Penthouse B), Donna Hill (Temptation & Lies) and Sarah Wendell (Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels).

We’ll be talking about why romance is popular, and whether we’re drawn to the structure of romance for cultural reasons. We’ll also be talking about the social changes reflected in the romance genre, and its overall place in literary and popular culture.

I will do my very best to bring up man-titty and throbbing (or possibly juddering) at least once, if I can. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come on down. There’s a huge kid’s area set up by Target, and there will be children’s book readings going on during my panel, including a favorite of Jane’s, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin. All events are free to the public.

 

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    I Heart Book Gossip says:

    Will authors be giving out goodies at this event?

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    Lexie says:

    I was already going (cause well MO WILLIEMS will be there), but now I feel I must come meet you Sarah!  Will you be selling ‘Beyond Heaving Bosoms’?  Hm…actually let me just call my local B&N and Borders and see if they have it in stock.  Are you signing then also?

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    SB Sarah says:

    I do not know if there’s a book signing, but I would be so pleased to sign your Bosoms, both literary or actual. Better to keep it to the literary variety though – I think this is a respectable event!!

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    SonomaLass says:

    Wish I could be there for the juddering! And to have you sign my Bosoms; Candy did! Alas, I am on the wrong coast for this event.  I hope you get a great turnout, though.

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    I was there!  Caught the last half hour of the panel, no thanks to a talky acquaintance I ran into. Thought it was great, though I do wish there’d been an opportunity for audience questions at the end.  (Or did I miss that?)

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