Continuum 8 @ Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street Carlton

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In Defence Of Romance

From Friday 22:00 until Friday 23:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Louise Cusack, Amanda Pillar, Jane Routley

Tags: Literature

Paranormal romance, or romance in general, is often dismissed as bodice-ripping fluff. But these are stories for and about women, written by women. They can be more than a guilty pleasure, exploring important issues. Do they have a duty to? Why aren’t novels written by and for men called dudelit and treated to the same derision? Are the cover designs doing the genre a disservice?

Faraday Room