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Words Out Loud Ballarat Snapshot Series 3

17 October 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Words Out Loud presents the 3-part Snapshot Series in conjunction with the Ballarat Foto Biennale.


17 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Angela Hesson, Vidya Makan, Roj Amedi, and Nayuka...

Explore representations of destructive and seductive women in mythology, looking at Bertram Mackennal’s...

Stories of Influence

18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019
Stories of Influence

An annual gathering of writers and storytellers sharing ‘hidden histories’, which emerge into the public...

The Australian Short Story Festival 2019

18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019
Australian Short Story Festival
Find out more at the website below!

The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual celebration of short form storytelling.

Anna Krien and Favel Parrett

18 October 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Anna Krien, Favel Parrett, and Jaclyn Crupi

For October’s Double Booked Club, we’ll hear from two acclaimed Australian authors, whose new works of...

Developing Your Picture Book

19 October 2019
Writers Victoria
Maxine Beneba Clarke

You will learn:
 How to use simple, evocative language that appeals to young children

Writing Masterclass with Lili Wilkinson

19 October 2019
Yarra Libraries
Lili Wilkinson

Thinking about writing a novel?

Writing Creative Non-Fiction Essays

19 October 2019
Kill Your Darlings
Sophie Cunningham

Join award-winning writer Sophie Cunningham in this unique writing course all about crafting compelling...

A Dinosaur Ate Dad’s Hair Storytime with Trent Roberts

19 October 2019
The Sun Bookshop

Join us and local author Trent Roberts for a fun storytime and craft activity! Dad doesn’t have any hair....