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Mar 22 2021


7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


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UNSUITABLE #33: Re-Mixing a Legend

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction, Arthurian Legend, and Southern Black Girl Magic with Tracy Deonn

Join us on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 7 pm EST for a conversation with Tracy Deonn, New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author of LEGENDBORN. Deonn will talk about her 21st-century reimagining of Arthurian legends on a college campus in North Carolina, the rich research that went into writing the novel, and what identity studies and modern storytelling have to do with a medieval legend. Find her online at

Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required. Support for this event comes from the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Department of History, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, African and African American Studies, and the David L. Paletz Call for Innovative Course Enhancements 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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