Saturday, February 14th, 2015
6:00 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

Dedicated: Australian writers get romantic

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To kick off your Valentine’s Day evening, join a bunch of writers as they share their stories of love (both true and unrequited), lust, ardor, and romantic awkwardness. In the leadup to the event, send in dedications to your loved ones for our artists to read on air – just the way they did it on AM radio back in the seventies.


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Artists in this event:

Karys McEwan

Karys McEwen is a Melbourne-based librarian, writer and curator. She makes zines, participates in local exhibitions and in late 2014 she self-published her blog The Something Fine Project with the support of Blurb Books and the Melbourne Writer’s Festival.

Siv Parker

Siv Parker is an award winning writer, storyteller, and blogger. She’s a contributor to Guardian Australia and a frequent Aboriginal Australian social commentator. She’s the creator of #tweetyarns and joint winner of the Melbourne Writers Festival Blurb Blog to book challenge. Her first book will be published soon.

Amy Andrews

Multi-award winning and USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews is an Aussie who has written fifty romances from novellas to category to single-title in both the traditional and digital markets for a variety of publishers. Her first love is steamy contemporary romance.   She loves good books, fab food, great wine and frequent travel and lives on the outskirts of Brisbane but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.

Alison Stuart
Alison Stuart is an award winning Australian writer of cross genre historical romances. If your taste is for duelling cavaliers, wayward ghosts, time travel and murder mysteries – sometimes all in the same book – Alison’s stories are for you. In her other life Alison is a lapsed lawyer who has worked in the military and fire services and now writes full time.

Lee Christine

Lee Christine’s romantic suspense debut novel ‘In Safe Hands’, a multi-award winner as an unpublished manuscript, was subsequently chosen as a launch title for Escape Publishing in 2012. ‘In Safe Arms’ followed in January 2014 and ‘In Safe Keeping’ in December, 2014. ‘In Safe Arms’ is currently a finalist in the 2014 ARRA awards for Favourite Romantic Suspense. Lee’s fourth novel, ‘A Dangerous Arrangement’ will be released in June 2015.