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Words in Winter Workshop: Taking Poetry Beyond the Page

19 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Join the convenor of La Mama Poetica, Amanda Anastasi, in this workshop that will take you through...

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

20 August 2018

Readings of the three shortlisted stories and the announcement of the winner.

Rick Morton in conversation with Michael Rowland - Mon 20 Aug 2018 at 6:...

20 August 2018
Readings Bookshop

Mon 20 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm


21 August 2018
The Moth
Open Mic Personal Storytelling

Hosted by: Taku Mbudzi • Venue: Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood.

present tense: How to Read Poetry

22 August 2018
present tense
Ali Alizadeh, Cassandra Atherton, & Jessica...

What do we think about poetry?

Hetty McKinnon on family food - Wed 22 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm

22 August 2018
Readings Bookshop

Wed 22 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm

Luke Howard on contemporary classical music - Thu 23 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm

23 August 2018
Readings Bookshop

Thu 23 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm

Sydney Road Brunswick Writer's Contest & Cup 2018

23 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Sydney Road Writer’s Contest and Cup – Poetry & Storytelling night is a warm and welcome break...

Writing Retreat

24 August 2018 to 26 August 2018
Blaise van Hecke

Whether your specialty is fiction (do you write short stories?