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Angela Bailey: Art, Activism & Archives

29 January 2020
Port Phillip Library service
Angela Bailey

Angela Bailey engages both critically and creatively with material collected by LGBTIQ+ communities, and...

Online Writing Clinic: Emerging Short Story

29 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Laurie Steed

1500 word short stories are due 11:59pm on Wednesdays 29 January, 26 February, 25 March, 22 April, 20 May...

Online Writing Clinic: Writing Memoir

29 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Amra Pajalic

Pieces of up to 1,500 words due 11:59pm Wednesdays 29 January, 26 February, 25 March, 22 April, 20 May.

Queerspace and MSW present Doing Gender: old-school storytelling, new...

29 January 2020
Melbourne Spoken Word

Doing gender, not having it done to you!

January Book Club – The Testaments AND Girl, Woman, Other

29 January 2020
The Sun Bookshop

For our January 2020 book club we will be reading both of the Man Booker 2019 winning novels: The...

ONLINE WEBINAR: Crime Mini-Masterclass: Whodunnit?

30 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Jock Serong

Whodunnit: The characters of crime and how to create them

Online Mini-Masterclass: Crime - Three Webinar Pass

30 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Jock Serong


Speculative Fiction

1 February 2020
Writers Victoria
Claire G Coleman

PLEASE NOTE: This date has changed from the printed program
You will learn

Bookish Matchmaking

1 February 2020 to 14 February 2020
Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Let your library play matchmaker and connect you to your next read.