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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – Wednesday, March 24 at noon!

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th at noon EST for a creative writing chat with bestselling and award-winning historical romance author Caroline Linden as she shares her wisdom about creating heroes and heroines who leap off the page. Pre-registration is required: https://fsp.duke.edu/events/unsuitable-34-caroline-linden/ All are welcome!


It Starts Now!

Welcome! UNSUITABLE’s seventh year of conversations about women, history and popular fiction begins on Friday, February 19th, with author Robin Covington. Register now for…


A Conversation with Robin Covington

Join us via Zoom on Friday, February 19, at noon EST for a conversation with bestselling author Robin Covington about writing fiction that celebrates how, even after the roughest night, dawn promises new beginnings.

A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller and biracial Native American author of color, Robin Covington proudly writes diverse romance. Robin’s books have won the National Reader’s Choice and Golden Leaf Awards and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, HOLT Medallion, and the Book Seller’s Best.

Free and open to the public.  ***Pre-registration required.***

Zoom registration link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu2hqTMpE9P76_gu3xvSQvXBTAYqZPn6

Support comes from the Carolyn C. and William M. McClatchey endowment to Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

Save the dates:

March 12th Writing Closed-Door Romance with award-winning author Piper Huguley

March 22nd Re-mixing a Legend: Young Adult Fantasy Fiction, Arthurian Legend, and Southern Black Girl Magic with bestselling author Tracy Deonn

March 24th Made for Each Other? Developing Romance Protagonists with bestselling author Caroline Linden

March 31st What Makes a Great Romance Novel? with editor John R. Jacobson

April 14th Diversity in Romance Publishing: An Insider’s Perspective with literary agent and editor Latoya Smith

Find Zoom registration links to each of the 2021 season’s events on the Public Events page.

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