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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

22 February 2019
Sisters in Crime
Toni Jordan, M J Tjia, Kirsten Alexander, Alison...

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past...

Night of the Notables

26 February 2019
Alex Rance, Jo Stanley & Fiona Wood

CBCA Vic returns to The David Williamson Theatre, Melbourne Polytechnic, Prahran to celebrate the Notable...

Alice Pung - From Autobiography to Young Adult Fiction

26 February 2019
Alice Pung

Award-winning writer, journalist and essayist, Alice Pung is the writer of Her Father’s Daughter,...

Gunnas Weekend Writing Retreat

1 March 2019
Catherine Deveny
Catherine Deveny

Our FOURTH Retreat!

Women Artists of Banyule: Poetry Workshop

2 March 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Judith Bishop

Bring along a poem to share and workshop, and learn more about the craft of poetry from an award-winning...

Learned Crime with Dervla McTiernan

4 March 2019
Sisters in Crime
Dermal McTiernan, Robyn Walton

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and Sisters in Crime Australia take pleasure in presenting Dervla...

Active Labour: memoirs of a working-class doctor

6 March 2019
Moreland City Libraries - Read More program
Percy Rogers, in conversation with Phil Cleary

7.45 pm, Brunswick Library

Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

6 March 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Elizabeth Klienhenz

Germaine is the result of Elizabeth Klienhenz’s research, as well as information based on Greer's own

2019 PEN Melbourne International Women's Day

7 March 2019
PEN Melbourne
Dr Judith Armstrong

On International Women's Day 2019, PEN Melbourne invites you to remember imprisoned women writers.