Finding the Spark: Writing Modern Romance

Finding the Spark: Writing Modern Romance

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Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8


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A panel discussion featuring romance novelists Farah Heron, Jackie Lau, Lily Chu, and Sonya Singh with The Social's Jessica Allen.

About this event

What makes two people click? Four romance novelists join us to discuss their approaches to writing chemistry, attraction, and the thorny business of falling in love.

Featuring novelists Farah Heron, Jackie Lau, Lily Chu, and Sonya Singh in conversation with The Social's Jessica Allen.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

Note: This is an in-person event at the Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). This event will not be live streamed but the replay will be made available to watch on TPL’s YouTube channel.

Check here for the latest COVID-19 health and safety policies at Toronto Public Library. This information is subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information before attending the event.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.


About this event's guests:

About Farah Heron

About Lily Chu

About Jackie Lau

About Sonya Singh

About Jess Allen

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Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

The Stand-In by Lily Chu

Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

Sari, not Sari by Sonya Singh


Accessibility at Toronto Public Library

We are committed to making our content accessible to as many Torontonians as possible. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email

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