Events

Melbourne is full of literary activity with conversations about books, writing and ideas bookish happening every night of the week.

The State Library of Victoria hosts a year round program of talks, and exhibitions as does The Wheeler Centre. Melbourne's meeting place, Federation Square hosts a variety of talks including the Melbourne Conversation series, part of City of Melbourne’s Knowledge Melbourne platform.

The majority of the bookshops run programs, launches, talks and happenings. Readings has a lively events calendar and Reader's Feast runs events and mini festivals, just to mention but a few. Even our comic shops run panel sessions and signings.

The libraries across Victoria also offer a calendar of discussions and events.

Melbourne is blessed with a few stand out one off events. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) runs an annual Art Book Fair. The popular Women of Letters goes from strength to strength, expanding internationally and Rare Book Week is a world leading celebration of the Antiquarian Book.

Make sure you take a look at our calendar to find listings of what events are currently on or are coming up.

Writers Under the Influence - October

4 October 2017
Buck Mulligan
Anson Cameron

Local writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own...

David Frazer Print Workshop, Art on the Page

12 October 2017
University of Melbourne Special Collections
Noel Shaw Gallery

Join us for a print making workshop with Melbourne artist David Frazer as...

Indie Comic Con

4 November 2017
indiecomiccon

Indie Comic Con is Melbourne's newest comic book festival showcasing loc

Bruno Leti Studio Visit, ARt on the Page

15 November 2017
University of Melbourne Special Collections
Noel Shaw Gallery

Join us for a visit to the studio of Melbourne print artist Bruno Leti as...

Curator's Floortalk, Art on the Page

6 December 2017
University of Melbourne Special Collections
Noel Shaw Gallery

Join curator Susan Millard, Special Collections Librarian, for an insight...