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Literary lovers: Speed dating for book lovers, Fri 20 Feb, 6.30pm – single men wanted!

qwerky 19 February 2009 61

[First filed: February 18, 2009 @ 09:15]

Book a night of romance

Guests are invited to bring their favourite book as an ice-breaker and take a chance on meeting a like-minded, book-loving new friend at our event Literary Lovers: Speed Dating for Book Lovers.

It’s not just for singles – it’s also for people who just like talking about their literary loves.

Everyone will be treated to a complimentary glass of wine on arrival and to the romantic side of jazz trio As Famous as the Moon.

Friday 20 February
The event starts at 6.30 pm
Cost: $30/$25 concession
Bookings: 02 6262 1271 or bookings@nla.gov.au

UPDATED: As they have rather a lot of women going at this point the Library is kindly giving away two tickets for blokes. The first two to email hpritchard@nla.gov.au will be the lucky winners.


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61 Responses to Literary lovers: Speed dating for book lovers, Fri 20 Feb, 6.30pm – single men wanted!
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andhra andhra 9:23 pm 09 Mar 09

hi this is andhra. Heidi needn’t worry qwerky, e.g. the institution she is posting from didn’t mind publishing Donald Friend’s unfortunate “repartee” with Balinese children, after all, and went on the record defending it! The National LIbrary has a very thick hide indeed .

Andhra.
Melbourne Dating “>

Granny Granny 12:14 am 21 Feb 09

Have any males emailed Heidi yet or were they all too *chicken sound effects* ?

I-filed I-filed 11:11 pm 20 Feb 09

qwerky said :

Heidi1 said :

OH NO!! Johnboy kindly posted that I am prepared to give away two free tickets to the first two blokes who email me, but my address is wrong on the top post. The first two guys to email me on hpritchard@nla.gov.au will get free tickets.

The gauntlet is down, where is your sense of adventure?

Oh dear, I’m starting to wonder if you organised this whole event solely for your own purposes. Do you not think it is somewhat career limiting to put your work email address in a public post like this, particularly in your line of work and after some of the repartee you’ve been a party to?

Heidi needn’t worry qwerky, e.g. the institution she is posting from didn’t mind publishing Donald Friend’s unfortunate “repartee” with Balinese children, after all, and went on the record defending it! The National LIbrary has a very thick hide indeed …

Thumper Thumper 12:58 pm 20 Feb 09

Ms Thumper has weird girlie crush on Clarkson as well 😉

Manda72 Manda72 12:41 pm 20 Feb 09

I actually love top gear and have a weird girlie crush on clarkson, his wit appeals to me:)

wishuwell wishuwell 7:54 am 20 Feb 09

I will have to take The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart. Its my second choice, I just can’t find my first choice anywhere.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 7:43 am 20 Feb 09

johnboy said :

You’ll find a hell of a lot of women are really into Clarkson.

Not as many as are into Richard Hammond * drool*

farnarkler farnarkler 10:27 pm 19 Feb 09

As a short Pom who’s recently returned to CBR after 10 years in London I must be his worst nightmare after reading his latest book.

johnboy johnboy 9:57 pm 19 Feb 09

You’ll find a hell of a lot of women are really into Clarkson.

It must irritate him.

farnarkler farnarkler 9:38 pm 19 Feb 09

I’ll bring the latest from Jeremy Clarkson and be told I’m a male chauvinist pig with the brain of a three year old and told to eff off. Oh well, another night with the zombies at O’Malleys.

Manda72 Manda72 8:11 pm 19 Feb 09

I love ZAMM, it was given to me many years ago by a good friend and I never lend it out.

I would have maybe thought about turning up if i knew just one person would be able to discuss the genius of Stieg Larsson:)

johnboy johnboy 8:02 pm 19 Feb 09

Give a girl a break qwerky, she’s trying to promote the event and she agreed to posting her email as the quickest way to organise a ticket give-away.

I’ll note the address I was using was serviceable but have changed to the preferred one.

qwerky qwerky 7:20 pm 19 Feb 09

Heidi1 said :

OH NO!! Johnboy kindly posted that I am prepared to give away two free tickets to the first two blokes who email me, but my address is wrong on the top post. The first two guys to email me on hpritchard@nla.gov.au will get free tickets.

The gauntlet is down, where is your sense of adventure?

Oh dear, I’m starting to wonder if you organised this whole event solely for your own purposes. Do you not think it is somewhat career limiting to put your work email address in a public post like this, particularly in your line of work and after some of the repartee you’ve been a party to?

Heidi1 Heidi1 6:49 pm 19 Feb 09

OH NO!! Johnboy kindly posted that I am prepared to give away two free tickets to the first two blokes who email me, but my address is wrong on the top post. The first two guys to email me on hpritchard@nla.gov.au will get free tickets.

The gauntlet is down, where is your sense of adventure?

Bill Quinn Bill Quinn 6:37 pm 19 Feb 09

Ja, das is richtig, Heidi.

I’ve looked into cloning technology so I can attend everything I’d like to get to and have a patent pending!

If you have another of these, I’m there. Festivals, weddings, corporate events, trivia quizzes, other clients, etc. notwithstanding.

Sing out! (No pun intended.)

Heidi1 Heidi1 6:34 pm 19 Feb 09

I love anyone that starts a post with ‘Oi!’.

It’s all about choices Bill.

Bill Quinn Bill Quinn 5:58 pm 19 Feb 09

Heidi1 said :

The radio station just rang me, disappointingly ALL THREE of the male winners of the contest have chickened out, but the one female winner is BANG UP FOR IT proving once again that girls are more adventurous than boys.

Oi!

I’m one of those males and I am so ‘bang up for it’ that the time watershed here does not allow me to elaborate on exactly how ‘bang up for it’ I am, but the tyranny of distance will have me approximately 180kms away at kick-off time.

Granny Granny 5:45 pm 19 Feb 09

Oh, indubitably! I sit around scantily draped over my computer all the time! Other people’s cars too, if I can find ’em ….

SheepGroper SheepGroper 5:38 pm 19 Feb 09

No, I spend my time draped over sheep while both of us are scantily clad – there’s no point overdressing if you’re in a secluded back yard, shearing a hot and sweaty sheep.

Then there’s cleaning the bottom of the stock tank – taking off your top means no trying to get the smell of pond slime out of it. It wears off skin in a couple of hours.

poptop poptop 5:13 pm 19 Feb 09

JB will need to set up more surveys and trust to our honesty.

Heidi’s right though. I do spend a lot of time draped overmachinery while scantily clad. I’m sure Granny and Sheepgroper find the same thing.

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