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Newark Book Festival 2020

9 July 2020 to 12 July 2020
Nottingham is a City of Literature

Time zone in Nottingham, UK (GMT+1)

Mildura Writers Festival

17 July 2020 to 19 July 2020
Mildura Writers Festival
Paul Carter, Ali Cobby Eckerman, Charlotte Guest...

​In this altered global landscape, the Mildura Writers Festival is committed to delivering a lively...

In Conversation with Julia Gillard

21 July 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

Apollo Bay Word Fest

24 July 2020 to 26 July 2020
Apollo Bay Word Fest
Tony Birch, Kate Mildenhall, Lucy Treloar,...

You’d usually find us gathering in Apollo Bay’s Mech Hall on the last weekend in July, keeping warm in mid...

Primary Schools’ Program: Monday

10 August 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

Primary Schools’ Program: Tuesday

11 August 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

Secondary Schools’ Program: Wednesday

12 August 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

Secondary Schools’ Program: Thursday

13 August 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

Teachers’ Professional Development Day

14 August 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival

How can we foster critical, creative and independent thought in the minds of the next generation?