WORD BK Presents: Galentine's Day 2019

02/13/2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single (or not) woman in possession of good taste must be in want of a romance novel. Join us at The Springs bar in Greenpoint for our fourth annual Galentine's Day, hosted by Romance Book Club leader Maddie Caldwell and featuring authors Sarah MacLean, Maya Rodale, Zoraida Córdova, Joanna Shupe, Alexis Daria, Ruby Lang, and Adriana Herrera. There'll be a brief panel discussion followed by games, trivia, and giveaways. Tickets are available below and include two cocktails of your choice plus raffle entry. We'll also have tons of romance for purchase at the event, including books by our featured authors, recommendations from our book club members, and the March and April book club picks. 

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another attendee up to 24 hours in advance of the event. 




Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and other YA urban fantasies. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a forthcoming YA anthology. Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate and Incendiary, book one in the Hollow Crown duology. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next YA novel, she is writing romance about male strippers as Zoey Castile.

Alexis Daria is the award-winning author of the Dance Off series. A romance writer, artist, and native New Yorker, Alexis has a BFA in Computer Arts, but her most fulfilling job was as a group facilitator for a women’s empowerment community, where she coached other women in following their creative dreams. 

Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a social worker in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She’s one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective and serves as the VP of Programs for the Romance Writers of America New York City Chapter.

Ruby Lang is pint-sized, prim, and bespectacled. Her alter ego, Mindy Hung, is a columnist for Brain Mill Press. Mindy wrote about romance novels (among other things) for The Toast. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Walrus, Bitch, and other fine venues. She enjoys running (slowly), reading (quickly), and ice cream (at any speed). She lives in New York with a small child and a medium-sized husband. 

Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than 20 languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America. A columnist for The Washington Post, Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com's Sheroes list and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance." A graduate of Smith College and Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained and a frequent contributor to NPR Books, The Huffington Post, Bustle and more. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. In 2013 she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. Joanna’s first Gilded Age historical novel, Magnate, was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly, and one of 2016′s top romances by The Washington Post and Kobo. The Washington Post named Joanna’s The Lady Hellion as one of 2015’s top five romance novels. She currently lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband.