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 Moth StorySLAM: DISGUISES

1 October 2018
The Moth
True stories, told live

The Moth's StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions.

Freedom, Passion and Politics in Spinoza's Philosophy

2 October 2018
Existentialist Society
Jon Rubin (Melbourne School of Continental...

Existentialist Society.

The Moth StorySLAM: SCANDAL

9 October 2018
The Moth
True stories, told live

The Moth's StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions.

Dead Letter Club - October

10 October 2018
Dead Letter Club
Dead Letter Club / Melanie Knight

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The Moth StorySLAM: BEGINNINGS

12 November 2018
The Moth
True stories, told live

The Moth's StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions.

Here come the neo-peasants with Patrick Jones

14 November 2018
Boroondara Library Service
Patrick Jones

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