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Art and Fiction – Heather Rose and Emily Bitto in Conversation

29 June 2017
The Stella Prize
Heather Rose, Emily Bitto and Louise Swinn

Join two Stella Prize winners for a very special conversation about art, fiction and the role of...

Melbourne Rare Book Week

30 June 2017 to 9 July 2017
Melbourne Rare Book Week
Various presenters

Melbourne Rare Book Week is a celebration of literature and the importance of the printed word in this...

The Existentialism of Simone de Beauvoir

4 July 2017
Existentialist Society
John Ebel (Existentialist Psychotherapist)

Existentialist Society.
Free public lecture, 8pm, followed by questions and discussion:

Contemporary book design

5 July 2017
State Library Victoria

Explore the art of book cover design in contemporary Australia with our expert panel of designers Stewart...

Writers Under the Influence

5 July 2017
Buck Mulligan
Bel Schenk

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where writers read from wo

Jane Austen on film

9 July 2017
State Library Victoria

'Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like' – Jane Austen.

Who in their right mind would be a politician?

15 July 2017
The Bookshop at Queenscliff
Jonathan Green and Katharine Murphy

A joint Meanjin/The Bookshop at Queenscliff event.

Indie Comic Con

4 November 2017

Indie Comic Con is Melbourne's newest comic book festival showcasing local and independent comic artis