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The Austen Formula

Classic rom-coms with a fresh twist

Angourie Rice
Kate Rice
Sophie Gonzales
Gabrielle Tozer
Saturday 25 May 2024
2-3pm
Event Code: YA3

New, extra session of The Austen Formula on Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm.

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Some consider Pride and Prejudice the first romantic comedy, with Jane Austen having set the ground rules for others to follow.

Certainly, with its witty heroine and enemies-to-lovers plotting, Pride and Prejudice has created many of the tropes we continue to see in rom-coms today. YA authors Kate and Angourie Rice (Stuck up and Stupid), Sophie Gonzales (The Perfect Guy Doesn't Exist) and Gabrielle Tozer (The Unexpected Mess of it All) talk with Nathan Luff about Austen’s lasting influences on the genre and the fun involved in reimagining rom-coms for contemporary readers.
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Carriageworks, Track 12
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015