Lady Jane’s Salon Ninth Anniversary Celebration

Lady Jane's SalonLaunched February 2009 by WNBA members Hope C. Tarr and Leanna Renee Hieber with fellow author Maya Rodale and book blogger Ron Hogan, Lady Jane’s Salon® will celebrate its ninth year as NYC’s first—and still only—monthly romance-centric reading series on Monday,  February 5th. As in previous years, the anniversary event will include an end-of-year donation award to Win (Women in Need, Inc), a 501c(3) charity charged with helping transform the lives of formerly homeless New York City women and their children since 1983, many also survivors of domestic abuse.


Since its founding, six satellite Lady Jane’s Salons have sprung up nationwide; like the original NYC Salon, each donates its net proceeds to a 501c(3) charity. The NYC Salon has been featured in The New York Post, Time Out New York and in the award-winning documentary film “Love Between the Covers.”

According to Salon cofounder Hope C. Tarr, the cornerstone of the project’s incredible grassroots success is its strong commitment to community.

“From the outset, we felt it was critically important to do more than just read our romance novels aloud to fans of the genre,” says Tarr. “Instead, we made it our absolute mission to also share the love, in this case the hope of real-life Happily Ever After beginnings, with those in our city who are struggling. If attendees to our Salon take away only one thing, I hope it’s that Happily Ever After isn’t only the stuff of romance novels—it is every woman’s birthright.”


Monday, February 5th from 7-9 PM at Madame X (94 W Houston St., New York, NY 10012).

$5 cash only admission, net proceeds which support Win.


Guest authors:

Kate Manning (My Notorious Life)

Rafe Bartholomew (Two and Two: McSorley’s, My Dad, and Me)

Falguni Kothari (My Last Love Story)

Karen Rock (Dangerous Moves)

Salon co-founder Hope C. Tarr will read from her upcoming women’s historical fiction debut, Irish Eyes.


Cash bar with cocktails and mocktails

On-site bookstore

Champagne toast sponsored by Kensington Books

About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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