Lady Jane’s Salon: Lauren Willig & Jenna Petersen

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Last month, I helped launch Lady Jane’s Salon, a new reading series in New York City dedicated to romance novelists that is also a monthly fundraiser for Share the Love, a nonprofit organization that donates “gently used” romance novels to women’s shelters and other institutions that serve women in need. The first reading went really well, as nearly three dozen attendees raised about $100 (and donated about 50 books), and tonight we’re headed back to Madame X (94 W. Houston St.) to hear from Lauren Willig and, with our fingers crossed that the snow will abate with enough lead time to bring her flight into Newark, Jenna Petersen. We’ll start a little bit after 7 p.m., snow or no snow; the admission is $5 or as many books as you care to donate.

(My role is primarily that of host; the bulk of the credit for organizing the series goes to novelists Maya Rodale, Hope Tarr, and Leanna Renee Hieber.)

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2 March 2009 | lady jane's salon |