IF you’re a fan of reading and writing, this is a prize you can’t miss out on.

The Star Observer and the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) are offering you the chance of a lifetime.

We are giving away a prize pack which includes two tickets to MWF’s Queer Literary Salon. You can celebrate queer culture in the literary salon that combines revelation with revelry. Join special guests Adolfo Aranjuez, Ivan Coyote, Amy Middleton and Rebecca Shaw for interviews, readings, true tales and live illustrations. It will be hosted by Geraldine Hickey.

You will also win two tickets to see Juliet Jacques speak. At 30, Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery. In the gripping intimate Trans: A Memoir, she recounts her search for self-definition in a world where transgender identities are often unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse.

The prize will also come with $100 worth of Readings vouchers, three limited edition MWF moleskine notebooks, and a double pass to the exclusive MWF artists party at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. You will be able to mingle with festival guests at the exclusive private event with views over Melbourne and bespoke festival cocktails by Melbourne Gin Company.

For your chance to win, email editor@starobserver.com.au in 25 words or less why you deserve to win the prize.

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