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Looped: artist books in the round

4 August 2017 to 26 November 2017
State Library Victoria
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison

In this unique installation from artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, each glass-panelled cabinet case...

Victorian Poetry Slam Heat - The Warehouse, Clunes

4 August 2017
State Library Victoria

The search is on for Australia's 2017 poetry slam champion!

Writing Through Reading

5 August 2017
Writers Victoria
Emily Bitto

Find out how to ‘read as a writer’, put these skills to work with practical exercises, and go away armed...

Poetic Inspirations featuring Michael Reynolds, Alma Lane, and Peter Davis

5 August 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Hosted by Greek poet Dimitris Troaditis just before lunch every second Saturday of the month, for lovers...

Paper Waves: Delicious AF featuring Waffle Irongirl

5 August 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Paper Waves brings poetry south-side in an intimate, alcohol-free setting, with open mic and a feature...

Dymocks Sydney YA Bookmeet

6 August 2017

Event for NSW, Readers, Writers at Dymocks Sydney, 424 -430 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

The Owl Cat Readings featuring Emilie Zoey Baker and Paul Mitchell

6 August 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Owl & Cat Readings are hosted by the colourfully dressed Santo Cazzati and the colourfully spoken...


7 August 2017
Hobsons Bay Libraries
David Hill

If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill.

Rosie Waterland in conversation with Jamila Rizvi - Mon 7 Aug 2017 at 6:...

7 August 2017
Readings Bookshop

Mon 7 Aug 2017 at 6:30pm