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Bromantic Comedy

Meet the men embracing rom-com

James Colley
Jonathan Seidler
Saturday 25 May 2024
Event Code: 120
Rom-coms are literary comfort food for starry-eyed readers. But in a plot twist, the genre’s newest devotees are blokes, who are turning the notion of chick lit on its head.

James Colley’s heartwarming and quintessentially Australian The Next Big Thing maps a love triangle between a boy, a girl and a four-metre-high regional tourist attraction. Jonathan Seidler’s latest novel, All The Beautiful Things You Love, recounts a relationship through flashbacks as a recently split couple sell their stuff on Facebook Marketplace.

Hear from the hopeless bromantics who have fallen hard for romance fiction, joined on stage by self-confessed genre junkie Rudi Bremer (ABC RN’s Awaye!).
Carriageworks, Bay 19
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015