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ARRC2017: concurrent session 6B

17 January 2017

arrc2017-dark_200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2017. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Session 6B—Feminism vs romance fiction

Can feminism and romance coexist? Or is romance fiction anti-feminist or just feminist neutral? What kind of feminism works best with romance fiction? Or is it just about discussing select feminist social issues? PhD candidate Donna Maree Hanson will lead this panel in a discussion of feminist issues that romances can and have covered. The panel will also explore whether readers and writers identify with feminism or just select feminist issues.

The panellists

6b-photosAmber Bardan is an author of romantic thrillers and contemporary romance. She is the bestselling author of the Bad For You Series with Harlequin. Amber lives in Melbourne, Victoria.

Anne Gracie is published by Berkley USA, Penguin Australia and Harlequin. A best-selling, multi award-winning author, Anne has written more than twenty books, and has been translated into more than eighteen languages. Last year Anne won four ARRA awards, including ‘Favourite Australian Author’.

Bronwyn Parry is the author of six gritty romantic thrillers, set in outback NSW. She is twice winner of ARRA’s award for Favourite Romantic Suspense, and has finalled twice in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards for Romantic Suspense. Bronwyn lives in the New England Tablelands of NSW.

Erica Hayes was first published in 2009. She writes dark, gritty paranormal romance and urban fantasy, as well as romantic science fiction. Her books, including her Shadowfae Chronicles and Seven Signs series, have been ARR Award finalists. Her latest urban fantasy series, beginning with Scorched, features a kick-butt super-powered heroine. Erica also writes edgy steampunk mystery/romance (The Diabolical Miss Hyde) as Viola Carr. Erica and Viola live in the ACT.

Would you like to join us at ARRC2017? You can find the registration information here.

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