Are you still looking for the Mr Darcy to your Elizabeth Bennett? Cathy to your Heathcliff? Or even a playboy millionaire for a little B&D, if that’s your thing. What better way for bookish sorts to form a bond than over your favourite paperback? (Or ebook, if you’re that way inclined.) To celebrate World Book Night, we’re bringing back literary speed dating.
Broadcaster Jess McGuire will be your host, giving you five minutes with each potential paramour – plenty of time to talk love, life and literary predilections.
Tip: if they’re holding Gone Girl, you might want to avoid marriage down the track.
We will be flying the rainbow flag in a Literary Speed Dating event later in the year. These events are open to adults of all ages.
All our places for women have been booked out! So, ladies, don’t book as a man – unless you’re a man. Do tell your eligible single man friends, and next time, get in quick!
Jess McGuire is a writer, broadcaster, MC, film reviewer, trivia host and DJ based in Melbourne. She can be heard each week talking about music documentaries with Myf Warhurst on Double J, and discussing a variety of topics with Raf Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne's Drive program. For many years, she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia, and was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.