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UNSUITABLE: Piper Huguley


Mar 12 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Only


UNSUITABLE #32: Writing Closed-Door Romance

A Conversation with Piper Huguley

Join us on Friday, March 12, 2021, at noon EST for a conversation with author Piper Huguley. As an author of historical romance, Huguley seeks to make new inroads by featuring African American Christian characters. She is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist. Her recent series, “Born to Win Men,” starts with A Champion’s Heart, named by The Washington Post as a best romance novel selection for December 2016. Huguley is also a professor of nineteenth and twentieth-century United States literature at Spelman College, and is at the forefront of efforts within the romance community to encourage publishers toward greater diversity in their books, authors, and staff. Find her online at

Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required. Support comes from the Carolyn C. and William M. McClatchey endowment to Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University.


UNSUITABLE Series 2021 Poster

#31: Resistance Romance
Robin Covington, Author

Fri, Feb 19 @ 12 pm on Zoom

#32: Writing Closed-Door Romance
Piper Huguley, Author

Fri, Mar 12 @ 12 pm on Zoom

#33: Re-Mixing a Legend: Young Adult Fantasy Ficiton, Arthurian Legend, and Southern Black Girl Magic
Tracy Deonn, Author

Mon, Mar 22 @ 7 pm on Zoom

#34: Made for Each Other?: Developing Romance Protagonists
Caroline Linden, Author

Wed, Mar 24 @ 12 pm on Zoom

#35: What Makes a Great Romance Novel?
John R. Jacobson, Editor

Wed, Mar 31 @ 12 pm on Zoom

#36: Diversity in Romance Publishing: An Insider's Perspective
Latoya Smith, Literary Agent and Editor

Wed, Apr 14 @ 12 pm on Zoom

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