Event calendar

Melbourne is full of literary activity with something happening every night of the week. Explore the calendar below, use the category tags to focus in on what you like or use our search box to zero in on your interests.

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The Clunes Booktown Festival

4 May 2019 to 5 May 2019
Clunes Booktown Festival

Along with author talks and panel discussions, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare...

IPEd National Editors Conference

8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

The 9th IPEd National Editors Conference will be held at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park (192 Wellington...

Queenscliffe Literary Festival 2019

11 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival celebrates Australian authors with events in Queenscliff and Point...


14 June 2019 to 16 June 2019

Choose Your Own Adventure….


20 June 2019
Emerging Writers

The far future of State Library Victoria has been imagined by six of our favourite emerging writers and...

Ways of Listening

20 June 2019
Emerging Writers

Join us for an experimental evening of speech and sound that moves between poetry, discussion and...

National Writers’ Conference

22 June 2019
Emerging Writers

On June 22 and 23, Australia’s largest gathering of emerging writers returns to State Library Victoria.

2019 Phillip Island Festival of Stories

26 July 2019
Island Story Gatherers

Battling real life pirates, preventing a nuclear war and the struggle to get children out of detention –...

Bendigo Writers Festival

9 August 2019 to 11 August 2019
Bendigo Writers Festival
Bendigo Writers Festival