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, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.