Schools' Program

Love Letters to ‘New Phone, Who Dis?’

Mon 2 Sep, 1pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette

Remember when you would hand-write a letter to your beau, seal it with a kiss, and send it on its way? No? Well, Alistair Baldwin and Jodi McAlister do (maybe?). And they’re here to give you a history lesson on all things love communiqué. With Adolfo Aranjuez.


45 minutes

Session code



Year Level


Session Artists

Adolfo Aranjuez is editor of film and media periodical Metro and editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer. He is also a freelance writer, speaker and dancer. Adolfo’s nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Meanjin, Right Now, Cordite and elsewhere.

Alistair Baldwin is a writer and comedian based in Naarm/Melbourne. He has written for ABC's Get Krack!n, The Weekly and Hard Quiz, and was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for 2018.

Jodi McAlister is the author of young adult novels Valentine, Ironheart, and Misrule. She is also an academic, studying popular fiction and culture. She currently lectures in writing and literature at Deakin University in Melbourne.

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