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Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room

30 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Rachel Kushner and Ellena Savage

‘This is a story that gets to the root of how my society is structured right now … There’s a way that...

Opening Pages at Fairfieldbooks

1 May 2019
Fairfield Books
Enza Gandolfo & Loretta Smith

Join us at Opening Pages to meet and hear two authors.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

1 May 2019

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr.

Book launch: The Dialectics of Rain - Wed 1 May 2019 at 6:30pm

1 May 2019
Readings Bookshop

Wed 1 May 2019 at 6:30pm

Dhonielle Clayton: The Art of Inclusion

1 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Keil

In a response to a reader’s letter, YA author Malinda Lo once wrote, ‘Diversity is not important.

Girls on Key featuring Kathy Parker and Maja Amanita

1 May 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Girls on Key is a monthly poetry gig offering a platform for women and non-binary poets and spoken word...


2 May 2019
Hobsons Bay Libraries
Jock Serong

Preservation: One shipwreck. 14 dead. What is the truth?

Writers on the Hill

2 May 2019
Alice Robinson in conversation with Jaclyn Crupi

Join us for an in-depth conversation about climate change, motherhood and literary fiction.

Book launch: A Different Kind of Madness - Thu 2 May 2019 at 6:30pm

2 May 2019
Readings Bookshop

Thu 2 May 2019 at 6:30pm