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Melbourne's premier literary arts festival. Words, music, ideas.

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Melbourne's premier literary arts festival. Words, music, ideas.

    MWF19 Who Gets to Love?

    MWF19 Who Gets to Love?

    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. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.
    Contains discussion about sex.

    • 44 min
    MWF19 Unpicking Classic Romances

    MWF19 Unpicking Classic Romances

    What’s up with Mr Darcy? What a mansplainer. And don’t get us started on Romeo. Armed with a contemporary lens, authors Clare Connelly, Anne Gracie, and Toni Jordan inspect how the classics may not hold up to today’s standards. With The Guardian’s Calla Wahlquist. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.
    Contains discussion about sex.

    • 46 min
    MWF19 On Sex and Romance

    MWF19 On Sex and Romance

    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. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.
    Contains discussion about sex.

    • 44 min
    MWF19 A Swelling in his Loins

    MWF19 A Swelling in his Loins

    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. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.
    Contains discussion about sex.

    • 39 min
    MWF19 Labour of Love

    MWF19 Labour of Love

    Putting oneself on the line as an activist can be costly – not only in terms of career, family and romantic relationships, but emotional and mental health. So what does it feel like for those who have publicly gone into battle? Youth activist and poet Aretha Brown, HIV activist Nic Holas, ex-Greens MP Scott Ludlam and former race discrimination commissioner Tim Soutphommasane talk about how best to survive in the fray. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.

    • 52 min
    MWF19 Love Letter to a Book

    MWF19 Love Letter to a Book

    We've all felt passionately about a novel from our past, but have we ever taken the time to write a heartfelt note to it directly, thanking it for the way it shaped and moved us? Hear Amal Awad, Ruby Hamad, Sarah Krasnostein and Daniel Mallory Ortberg do just this. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.

    • 57 min

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