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Teen Launch of Mindcull

18 August 2019
K H Canobi

Teen Launch of Mindcull on Sunday 18th August, 2 - 3pm, at

Writers and freedom of speech: PEN Melbourne

27 August 2019
Boroondara Library Service
PEN Melbourne

Join Judith Morrison and Josephine Scicluna from the PEN International group in Melbourne.

Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards 2019

31 August 2019
Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime

The 2019 Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women.


2 September 2019
The Moth
True Personal Stories, Told Live

The Moth's StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions.

Blak & Bright - The Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival

5 September 2019 to 8 September 2019
Blak and Bright

Passionate about Indigenous culture, stories and books? Or curious? 

This is your festival.

11th Annual Booklovers Festival Launch featuring Patrick deWitt In...

6 September 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Patrick deWitt

Join us the launch of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival.

Workshop: Noticing Nature

7 September 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Harry Saddler

Nature surrounds us, even in a city.

Waterways and Journeys: Connecting Contemporary Aboriginal Storytelling to...

7 September 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Kathrine Clarke

Join Wotjobaluk woman, writer, artist and curator Kathrine Clarke and a panel of Aboriginal storytellers...

Workshop: Improv Comedy for Writers

7 September 2019
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Indiana Kiely

This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival