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UNSUITABLE #25: Making Love Out of History

On Modern Romance Fiction with Theresa Romain
March 22nd, 2019
12:00 PM


Friday, March 22, 2019
12 pm - 1 pm

The MicroWorlds Lab
101 Classroom Building
Duke's East Campus Quad

A light lunch will be served.

How does an author of novels that require both historical accuracy and romance that resonates with 21st-century readers maintain the balance between authenticity and pleasurable fantasy? She plucks from actual history truly astonishing stories and then drops her vibrant, unique characters right into the middle of them. In this workshop, consummate storyteller Theresa Romain will share her experiences turning research into real history to craft moving love stories for modern readers.

Co-sponsors include the Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Lab, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Department of African & African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Department of History at Duke University.


Theresa Romain

Theresa Romain is the bestselling author of historical romances including the Matchmaker trilogy, the Holiday Pleasures series, the Royal Rewards series, and the Romance of the Turf trilogy. Praised as “one of the rising stars of Regency historical romance” (Booklist), she has received starred ...

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