Do you love romance? Do you read or write romance? Conversation Hearts: An Inclusive Love Fest for Romance Readers and Writers is a celebratory event centering the diversity of the romance genre. Join us from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Centering #ownvoices POC and LGBTQIA+ romance, this event will explore the joys and the future of the romance genre. The afternoon will kick-off in the Microsoft Auditorium with guest author Rebekah Weatherspoon in conversation with local author Jasmine Silvera. After that, panel discussions and interactive activities will begin on Level 4 with topics ranging from The Future of Romance, What Should I Read Next, Love It, Nerdy Lit Crit and Conversation Break Outs. Panelists will include Jasmine Silvera, Olivia Waite, Robin Bradford, Claire Scott and more!


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.