Event calendar

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival

8 May 2020 to 10 May 2020
Programming Hannie Rayson

2020 is the inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival.

Emerging Writers' Festival - save the date

17 June 2020 to 27 June 2020
Emerging Writers

The dates for this year's festival are 17-27 June 2020. 

Mildura Writers Festival

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

Held every July, the Mildura Writers Festival presents four days of words, food and wine featuring...

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

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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