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Melbourne Writers Festival: Reading Victoria Stories & High Tea with...

26 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Alice Pung and Veronica Sullivan

Take flight on the iconic Melbourne Star whilst listening to brand new writing about the city suburbs...

Melbourne Writers Festival: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

26 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Hanif Abdurraqib, Triana Hernandez, Courtney Sina...

Join American poet, essayist, and critic Hanif Abdurraqib, Peruvian-Australian music video director and...

Melbourne Writers Festival: The Miles Franklin Literary Award

26 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Sofie Laguna, Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright...

Celebrating Australia’s most prestigious literature prize.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Therapy Couch: Krissy Kneen

26 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Krissy Kneen and Cate Kennedy

Krissy Kneen is guided through her current creative roadblocks by acclaimed writer Cate Kennedy in this...

David Neiwert

26 August 2018
The Wheeler Centre
David Neiwert and Sally Warhaft

Journalist, author and acknowledged expert in American right-wing extremism David Neiwert talks to Sally...

Mother Tongue featuring Rhiann Isaacs, Tariro Mavondo, Chalise van...

26 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Mother Tongue is an intimate and inspiring Women’s Spoken Word event.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Sunday Salon

26 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Featuring: Sukhjit Kaur, Nour Abouzeid, Farah Beaini, Amal Ibrahim, Illimine, Aarti Jadu, Charlotte...

Melbourne Writers Festival: Our Words & Our Melodies

27 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Hawiine, Manal Younus, wāni Le Frère, Saba...

Grace your ears with the spoken word of African poets Hawiine, Manal Younus and wāni, accompanied by the...

Melbourne Writers Festival: Industry Insights: All About YA

27 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Juno Dawson, Leanne Hall and Penni Russon

Young adult fiction is wildly popular among both adults and teens.