Home     Meet Cara Elliott    Books    Diversions    Goodies    Contests    Contact    

Join Cara's
Mailing List

Follow Cara
on Facebook

Follow Cara
on Twitter

Blog with Cara at
Word Wenches

Visit Cara's alter ego
Andrea Penrose

Visit Cara's alter ego
Andrea Pickens

E-mail Cara



Romance at Yale

Fellow author Lauren Willig and I spent a memorable semester teaching a seminar on "Reading the Historical Romance Novel." We had an amazing group of students and our weekely discussions were incredibly interesting. At times, I wasn't sure who was teaching whom!


Our class was held in Saybrook College, one of the 12 undergraduate residential colleges of
Yale University. The seminar room is the small double windows to the left of the archway.

Here's another view of one of the courtyards.


The gothic spires make a distinctive silhouette.


The actual room, complete with a large fireplace!

I loved the quirky stained glass windows. Very compatible with the
subject of historical romance!.

Another window!


A highlight of the class was having a guest panel of romance luminaries come talk to the students. Here we all are taking a tour of the campus:
( left to right) Lauren Willig, Carrie Feron, me, Sarah Wendell
and Loretta Chase.


Loretta's book Mr. Impossible was on our reading list.


Our last class featured a cameo appearance by Fabio!
As you can see, we had a wonderful time together reading and discussing romance. It was really an unforgettable experience.