Calling all Aussie writers and readers of erotica – Jennifer Byrne of the wonderful ABC “First Tuesday Book Club” is hosting an additional four shows Jennifer Byrne Presents at 10.00pm on Tuesdays on the ABC. Each show discusses a particular reading genre. The first one has already screened (it was crime), but the second one is next Tuesday, 12 June, and it’s about erotica!

Here’s the blurb about the show in general:

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of special episodes screening on specially selected Tuesdays at 10pm. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres, they reveal the conventions, controversies, and titles that have helped shaped the literary landscape.

As a huge fan of TFTBC (and of Jennifer Byrnes), I’m very interested to hear what she has to say. Rather pessimistically, I’m not expecting to hear good things – I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone reading this about the common perception of erotica. I’m sure the tedious 50 Shades of Dull… er Grey, will be mentioned, a book which is NOT helping the average person’s view that erotica is badly written one-handed jollies. C’mon, Jennifer, you’re better than that! Don’t let me down.

Those outside of Oz can probably catch it afterwards via the above link.

Talking of the First Tuesday Book Club, I’ve got tickets to go to The First Noosa Book Club in a couple of weeks. I’m very excited! It’s one of the highlights of Oz TV and it’s coming to Noosa, just up the road.