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.

Ross McMullin on Pompey Elliott At War: In His Own Words

18 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Ross McMullin

The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia’s most famous...

Workshop: The Art of Story

18 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Arnold Zable

What is the best way to tell your story; to structure and craft it?

Independent Publishing Conference 2017: Fundamentals Day

18 November 2017
Small Press Network
Small Press Network

Day Three of the Independent Publishing Conference is an excellent...

Panel: From Field to Fork: Community Food

18 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Michael and Pippa James (Tivoli Road Bakery), Mat...

The food we eat shapes our interactions with the world and each other.

Jamila Rizvi and Clementine Ford in conversation: Not Just Lucky, Feminism and Gender Politics

18 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Jamila Rizvi and Clementine Ford

Not Just Lucky is a career manifesto for millennial women and the debut book...

Book Launch: The Power of Good People | feat. Julian Burnside

18 November 2017
Wild Dingo Press
Para Paheer & Alison Corke / Julian Burnside

Para was barely five years old when civil war erupted in Sri Lanka.