Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Feminism and Romance: A Match Made in Fiction with Willow Sanders
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Romance
About the Session
What industry generates over a billion dollars a year and is run for women by women? Would you be surprised to learn that it's the romance industry? This session examines preconceived ideas about romance writing and seeks to illustrate how opinions on the romance industry have been misshaped by the patriarchy, are rooted in puritanical shame, and have been propagated throughout the centuries as dirty and shame-filled. Come with your inquiries and learn how this thriving and important genre defies preconceived notions, and how this exciting industry might be right for you!