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Author Graeme Simsion – The Best of Adam Sharp

31 May 2017
Moonee Valley Libraries
Graeme Simsion

The best-selling author of The Rosie Project will be talking about his new book, The Best of Adam Sharp....

One object, many stories

31 May 2017
State Library Victoria
Library conservator Katrina Ben and History of...

The Library houses two million books, pictures, documents, maps and artefacts from across the ages ...

Book of Exodus - Part 1

31 May 2017 to 18 June 2017
Theatre Works
Adena Jacobs - Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works

Known for their bold, visually explosive theatre-making, Fraught Outfit’s BOOK OF EXODUS traces a...

Writers on Wednesdays: Making a Book

31 May 2017
Writers Victoria
Donna Ward


Poetry at Absinthesalon featuring Robert Drummond

31 May 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Hosted by Melbourne street poetry legend, Grant Alexander Mccracken and Lisa McLean, at the intoxicating...

Melbourne Poets Union featuring Judith Rodriguez and Rob Wallis

31 May 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Melbourne Poets Union (MPU) is a self-funded not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of...

Slate Culture Gabfest, Live in Melbourne

31 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and...

The Slate Culture Gabfest is both a stalwart and a pioneer of American podcasting, and one of its...

Gender, identity and matriarchies: with Nadja Spiegelman

1 June 2017
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Nadja Spiegelman in conversation with Stephanie...

4.30 pm, Thursday 1 June
The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Building Your Novel’s Spine – Classic Narrative Structure

1 June 2017
Writers Victoria
Alison Goodman

Get a firm grasp of traditional narrative basics in this hands-on workshop – plot, pace, scenes, conflict...