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Literary Speed Dating: Same-Sex Edition


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, 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 Break... Read more


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