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Up Late: Liz Duck-Chong, Patrick Lenton and Vidya Rajan

Fri 9 Sep, 8pm

Stay up late with the rowdiest revellers of Melbourne Writers Festival and get the low-down on all the latest showdowns, scandals and spectacles. Hosted by Jess McGuire with a generous pour of pop culture and a side of current affairs. What better way to end your festival evening than with the cheeky antics of the most wily of writerly wits? Stay up late tonight with Liz Duck-Chong, Patrick Lenton and Vidya Rajan.

Proudly supported by The Melbourne Gin Company


1 hour


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