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Desert Island Books with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

26 August 2017
Melbourne Library Service
Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Hear Yassmin Abdel-Magied talk about the books she couldn’t live without.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Megan Abbott

26 August 2017
Port Phillip Library service
Megan Abbott

What makes a great crime novel?

Melbourne Writers Festival

27 August 2017
Port Phillip Library service
Simon Longstaff

Whether social or moral, huge or relatively inconsequential, ethical quandaries present themselves to us...

Melbourne Writers Festival presents Zoe Morrison

2 September 2017
Frankston City Libraries
Zoe Morrison with Lee Kofman

The Melbourne Writers Festival comes to Frankston once again with author Zoë Morrison.

A modern day troubadour: poetry readings Peter Bakowski

5 September 2017
Melbourne Library Service
Peter Bakowski

Melbourne based poet, Peter Bakowski will read selected poetry from his latest publication 'The Courag


20 September 2017
Hobsons Bay Libraries
Justin Calverley

Learn how to create a productive garden in any space.


9 October 2017
Hobsons Bay Libraries
Patricia and Don Edgar

We are living and working longer. What does it mean?