Festival Program

Standard

A Swelling in his Loins

Sun 8 Sep, 1pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Engorged flesh is the beating pulse of many romance novels and it says a lot about the genre: the culmination of desire, virile masculinity, the creative euphemisms. Romance writers Clare Connelly, Daniel de Lorne, Leisl Leighton, and Maria Lewis unpack its role.

Contains discussion about sex.

Duration

1 hour

Available on Pass

Tickets

Session Artists

Clare Connelly is voracious reader and writer of romance, with over seventy category romance novels to her name. The appeal of romance is, for Clare, timeless and universal. When Clare isn't writing, she's most likely walking along the placid coastline of South Australia coming up with new story ideas.

Award-winning author, Leisl Leighton is a tall red head with an overly large imagination. She writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense, and mainlines historicals, fantasy and science-fiction in her spare time. Former president of the RWA, Leisl lives in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne with her two beautiful boys, lovely hubby, and overly spunky pets.

Maria Lewis is a screenwriter & best-selling author of several novels including The Witch Who Courted Death, It Came From The Deep, Who’s Afraid Too? and Who’s Afraid?, which is currently being adapted for television. A journalist for over 15 years, her byline has appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, The Guardian, Junkee, Penthouse and many more.

Daniel de Lorne is the author of the gay contemporary romance, The Love Left Behind, and five other works including the romantic horror trilogy, Bonds of Blood. In his other life, Daniel is a professional writer and researcher in Perth, Australia, with a love of history and nature.

More sessions like this one

Free Wishlist

Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships will bring an innovative visual art and true-story experience to our shores for one month.

Free Wishlist

Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships will bring an innovative visual art and true-story experience to our shores for one month.

Wishlist

Now ‘Green Nomads’, Bob Brown has been with photographer Paul Thomas for 23 years. They discuss resilience, love and the environment.

Standard

Romance as Resistance

Sun 8 Sep, 10am
Wishlist

Written on an accelerated timeline, romance fiction can react in real time to political and cultural shifts in the world. Three authors discuss.