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Take It From Me: Will Kostakis and Sally Rugg

Host and dispenser of sexy advice Jess McGuire brings together Will Kostakis and Sally Rugg – two wise and arguably attractive panellists – to solve your personal love conundrums. Those who wish to participate may anonymously submit their queries via an online portal. Those who don't may just drink, eat and be quietly judgemental.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.


Portrait of 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 Breakfasters show.

Portrait of Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis is an award-winning author. The Sidekicks, his third novel for young adults, was longlisted for the 2017 Gold Inky Award and the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature. It was also included on the Notables list for the 2017 CBCA Young Adult Book of the Year.

Portrait of Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg is the executive director at She was a campaign director with GetUp and worked at the forefront of Australia's marriage equality campaign. Her first book, How Powerful We Are (Hachette, 2019), is about dirty politics, sophisticated digital campaigning and how Australia finally said 'yes' to love.

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