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 a few. Even our comic shops run panel sessions and signings. Libraries across Victoria also offer a full calendar of discussions and events.

Melbourne is blessed with a few standout 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. Melbourne Knowledge Week offers a lively week-long program where discussions are centred on creativity, innovation and ideas.

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

The Fitzroy Diaries Episode Six

23 July 2018
Fitzroy Diaries
Lorin Clarke

The Fitzroy Diaries: Dispatches from the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne.

present tense .2 Un-Lecture: Movement

24 July 2018
present tense
Neil Morris, Sista Zai Zanda, Kathleen Gonzalez...

The Un-lecture is about breaking the traditional Australian style lecture—...

The Fitzroy Diaries Episode Seven

24 July 2018
Fitzroy Diaries
Lorin Clarke

The Fitzroy Diaries: Dispatches from the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne.

The Fitzroy Diaries Episode Eight

25 July 2018
Fitzroy Diaries
Lorin Clarke

The Fitzroy Diaries: Dispatches from the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne.

Automation and/or Emotion: The Book Industry in the Post-Digital Age

26 July 2018
Publishing and Communications - University of Melbourne
Professor Claire Squires

As the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century nears, books and...

Aestheticizing Dharma's Pathos: From the Mahabharata to Tagore

7 August 2018
Existentialist Society
Associate Professor Purushottama Bilimoria from...

Existentialist Society.