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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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Chinese poetry reading evening with Ouyang Yu

20 June 2019
Boroondara Library Service
Ouyang Yu

Come and listen or share your own original poem in this Chinese poetry reading evening with Ouyang Yu.

Gunnas Weekend Writing Retreat

21 June 2019
Catherine Deveny
Catherine Deveny

Our FIFTH Retreat!

Nova Weetman in discussion about Sick Bay

26 June 2019
Brunswick Bound
Nova Weetman

Nova Weetman will be joining us at book lcub to discuss her nove "sick bay". 

Charles Kingsford Smith: King of the air - Author talk with Ann Blainey

27 June 2019
Boroondara Library Service
Ann Blainey

Author Ann Blainey talks about her new book on the life of Charles Kingsford Smith, King of the air.

First Chapters with Leah Kaminsky, Elizabeth Kuiper and Anna Snoekstra

5 July 2019
Brunswick Bound
Leah Kaminsky, Elizabeth Kuiper and Anna Snoekstra

The first Friday night of each month The First Chapters kicks off from 7pm

Gardening Fun & Crafts with Kirsten Bradley (Milkwood Permaculture)

7 July 2019
Brunswick Bound
Kirsten Bradley

Australian Poetry Slam heat

9 July 2019
Boroondara Library Service
Australian Poetry Slam

Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance program where the audience decides the champion.

The Knife is Feminine : Discovering Charlotte Jay

10 July 2019
Melbourne Rare Book Week
Melbourne Library Service, Carmel Shute,...

Bookings Required 

Deadbeat brothers and the trouble they cause

26 July 2019
Sisters in Crime
J M Green, Carmel Reilly, Sherryl Clark, Toni...

Proving the adage ‘You can choose your friends, but not your family’, trouble befalls the protagonists in...