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Friday, June 28 • 10:00am - 10:50am
“This isn’t a kissing book, is it?” What we talk about when we talk about romance

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What’s the deal with romance, anyway? Why is it so appealing to some, and cooties to others? What’s the difference between love stories and romances (or is there one?). Why does romance as a genre get dismissed so often? This panel’s relationship status is, “It’s complicated.”


Moderators
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →

Speakers
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Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
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Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →
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David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Portland 252/253