Wow! Romancelandia is coming to my home town! I couldn’t just let this pass unnoticed, especially not when so many writers and reviewers and romance-focused academics are coming here to Washington, DC for a visit. The occasion is the What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age conference at the Library of Congress on February 11th. The night before there is also a sneak preview screening of Love Between the Covers, a new feature-length documentary film about romance.
However, I did notice a key feature missing from the conference program, one that seems non-negotiable whenever romance fans get together: a chance to linger over beer & wine and chat about our favorite authors, books and everything we learned that day at the conference. Or if you’re local and can’t make the conference because of work and other commitments, we’d still love to have you join us.
So after the What is Love? conference
on Wednesday, February 11th, join romance readers and writers (specifically me and writer Megan Mulry, and others) for an informal
social gathering at Capitol Lounge, just ONE BLOCK from the Library of
Congress. We do need people to RSVP though so we know how much space to reserve.
WHERE: Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20003
WHEN: Wednesday, February 11th, 5:30 to 7:30
WHO: Anyone attending the conference or living in/near DC who loves romance novels
COST: FREE (cash bar)
CONTACT: Elisabeth Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the event
RSVP by February 6th so we have a sense of how many lovely romance writers and readers to expect!
Social registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/what-is-love-social-at-capitol-lounge-tickets-15426337591
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THIS EVENT NOT ENDORSED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH POPULAR ROMANCE PROJECT, LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS FILM OR WHAT IS LOVE? CONFERENCE.