Filmmaker Laurie Kahn calls romance fiction a story of pride and prejudice. The genre accounts for a billion dollars in annual sales, and the people who read and write these steamy books are a vast community of educated and savvy women. But despite its wild popularity and economic success, many see romance as nothing more than tawdry, throw-away pulp. Thursday, Kahn and Princeton University’s William Gleason join us to talk about romance’s literary strengths and the people who love the genre.
Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m., Laurie Kahn's documentary film Love Between the Covers is screening as part of The Sixth International Conference on Popular Romance hosted by the University of Utah. It's free and open to the public at the Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 North in Salt Lake City.