Let's Woman-splain Romance!

Monday February 26: 7:00PM 8:00PM

This event has sold out. Standby tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The line to attend will form on Broadway in front of the Strand (at 12th Street) at 5:30 PM on the day of the event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

The romance genre has been objectified since its inception, but has grown into the foremost feminist genre, written for women/by women. This panel features some of the foremost authors of the genre, and a few of the young, diverse voices actively working to evolve the genre and general public perception, coming together to discuss the appeal, power and strength of Romance to an open-minded (male) moderator. It’s time to turn the tables, and womansplain the appeal and cultural relevance of the most popular commercial genre.


  • Katharine Ashe
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Beverly Jenkins
  • Alisha Rai
  • Alyssa Cole

And moderating the event is Ron Hogan!