Snap up a saving with our MWF $15 Hot Tix! We’ll be releasing discounted tickets to select sessions each day over the Festival’s final weekend. Available both online and from our box office – don’t miss out on our city-wide rejuvenation of the heart.
Dating in the Digital Age
Sunday 8 September, 10.00am
It is supposed to be easier than ever to find love via the internet, apps and social media. But dating in the digital age comes with emotional complexities, not to mention personal safety issues. Adolfo Aranjuez, Sam George-Allen, and Fiona Wright speak with Maria Lewis to break it down.
Who Gets to Love?
Sunday 8 September, 11.30am
Statistics show that romance remains a genre for – and populated by – those who are white, straight and able-bodied. Authors Daniel de Lorne and Maria Lewis, and sex columnist Maureen Matthews, discuss this lack of diversity. With Kate Cuthbert.
Short Stories, Big Impacts
Sunday 8 September, 1pm
Three writers working deep in the short story genre discuss the peaks, privileges and pains of utilising short form fiction to tell a story. Featuring Jennifer Down, Laura Elvery and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Veronica Sullivan.
Sunday 8 September, 2.30pm
The statistics regarding domestic violence against Australian women should be causing us all grave concern. Four leading advocates discuss this crisis, and how the stories of survivors are more important than ever. Featuring Jane Gilmore, Shakira Hussein, Nicole Lee and Lidia Thorpe.
On Sex and Romance
Sunday 8 September, 4pm
Consent, coercion, protection. Authors must navigate these issues when writing those steamy chapters. Angelita Biscotti, Maria Lewis and Melanie Milburne explore the responsibility writers have when writing about sex. With Kate Cuthbert.