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On Your Marx

29 November 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Helen Razer, Nazeem Hussain, Alyx Gorman, and...

‘Marxism exists in 19th-century thought like a fish in water: that is, it is unable to breathe anywhere...

The woman who fooled the world: Belle Gibson’s cancer con

30 November 2017
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Nick Toscano

Hear award-winning journalist Nick Toscano discuss the exposé he wrote with Beau Donelly, of Belle Gibson’...

If Walls Could Talk: Remembering Pentridge

30 November 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jack Charles, Peter Norden, Hilary Harper, Pat...

From 1851 until its closure in 1997, Pentridge Prison in Coburg was the scene of many humiliations and...

Slamalamadingdong! November featuring Arielle Cottingham

30 November 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, being the only slam in Australia currently PSI-...

Celebrating Kate Grenville

1 December 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Kate Grenville and Michael Williams

For more than three decades, Kate Grenville has trained a piercing, probing eye on Australian lives, myths...

The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize

1 December 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize brings together poets and spoken word artists from over thirty regular...

Author Talk with Mark Brandi

2 December 2017
Frankston City Libraries
Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi’s writing has featured widely in print and radio, and he has won many awards for his fiction...

Dan Poets featuring Jen Compton

2 December 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 24th year.

Hugh White in conversation with Nick Bisley - Mon 4 Dec 2017 at 6:30pm

4 December 2017
Readings Bookshop

Mon 4 Dec 2017 at 6:30pm