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Literary Speed Dating: Same-Sex Edition


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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

Jess McGuire is a writer and broadcaster based in central west NSW, and hosts breakfast radio each weekday morning on on ABC Western Plains. She previously appeared regularly as a reviewer and cultural commentator on Double J and ABC Local Radio stations across the country, and for many years she wa... Read more


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