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Rebecca Traister: Good and Mad

23 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Rebecca Traister and Jamila Rizvi

Rebecca Traister is an American journalist, polemicist and New York Times bestselling author who...

The F Word Address: Alison Whittaker

24 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Alison Whittaker and Claire G. Coleman

This event was previously scheduled for November 2018.

Poetesis Open Mic Poetry

24 April 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a...

Carly Findlay

26 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Carly Findlay and Elizabeth McCarthy

‘In fairytales, the characters who look different are often cast as the villain or monsters.

Writing Animals

27 April 2019
Writers Victoria
Laura Jean McKay

In this course we look at ourselves as writing animals and how we can write other animals in a meaningful...

Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

29 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Alexander Chee and Leah Jing McIntosh

‘Novels are accidents at their start,’ Alexander Chee has written. What causes these productive accidents...

Danks Divergent Dialect

29 April 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Danks Divergent Dialect is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a.

Max Porter: Lanny

29 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Max Porter and Ronnie Scott

Max Porter's first book, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, was an astonishing work about despair...


30 April 2019

An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty,...