Lovers of Sappho and pals of Armistead Maupin alike, it’s time to grab your favourite book, don your most flattering get-up and head to the Wheeler Centre to meet your next mate (or playmate).
Yes, it’s Literary Speed Dating, this time with a same-sex slant.
Whether you’re mad about Middlemarch, crazy for A Clockwork Orange or avidly adore the Game of Thrones books, this could be your chance to meet the Alice B. Toklas to your Gertrude Stein, or the Oscar Wilde to your Bosie.
Bond over a beloved book … and see what happens next. Hosted by incomparable compere Jess McGuire.
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.