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Antony Beevor: History and Hubris

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Antony Beevor and Michael Veitch

English historian Antony Beevor is credited with transforming the military history genre.

Jenny Erpenbeck: European Facts and Fictions

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Jenny Erpenbeck and Melinda Harvey

‘I do believe that East German authors have an experiential advantage from having lived through a period...

Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion

6 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Meg Wolitzer and Brodie Lancaster

Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Female Persuasion, is about public pedestals and feminist friction...

The Artists Way

7 May 2019 to 16 July 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Katy Hood

In these 6 fortnightly sessions artist Katy Hood will lead you through the key practices central to...

Street Food Vietnam Book Launch: an intimate chat with Chef Jerry Mai

7 May 2019
Books for Cooks
Jerry Mai & Books for Cooks

On Tuesday 7 May, Melbourne chef, owner of the award winning restaurant Annam, and the immensely popular...

Ivanhoe Reading Circle discuss Seeing the Elephant By Portland Jones

7 May 2019
Ivanhoe Reading Circle
Portland Jones

A poignant story of a remarkable relationship between Frank Stevens, an Australian soldier sent to the...

Book launch: #Me Too: Stories from the Australian Movement - Tue 7 May...

7 May 2019
Readings Bookshop

Tue 7 May 2019 at 6:30pm

Natives: In Conversation with Akala

7 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Akala and Andy Butler

Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala joins host Andy Butler in conversation...

Susan Orlean: Stranger Than Non-fiction

7 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Susan Orlean and Sarah Krasnostein

Susan Orlean writes, writes, writes.