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Poets Off The Hook Open Mic

25 March 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Poets Off The Hook is a monthly open mic hosted by Melbourne poetry legend, Steve Smart, held on the last...


26 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Hilary Harper, Sarah Winch, Efterpi Soropos, and...

In the first event in our Dead Calm series, we’ll delve into the detail of the process of dying.

AFLW 2018 Season Wrap

27 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Sam Lane, Karen Lyon, and Angela Pippos

The inaugural season of the AFL National Women’s League saw some brutal contests, some soaring speckies...

Middle Grade Fiction Panel

28 March 2018
Childrens Book Council of Australia
Leanne Hall, Sue Whiting, Nova Weetman

The Victorian Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA Vic) invites you to join us for a...

Corrective Memory: Writing Women Back into History

28 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Gab Ryan, Ali Alizadeh, Odette Kelada, and Sarah...

‘History is not the past,' Hilary Mantel has said. 'It's the record of what’s left on the record.’

Griffith Review: Commonwealth Edition

4 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Julianne Schultz, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Annie...

For many of us, the Commonwealth is associated, for better or for worse, with the old days of British...

A Glass of Wine and a Chat about Crime with Dervla McTiernan

5 April 2018
The Sun Bookshop
Dervla McTiernan

Enjoy a glass of wine and a chat about crime with Australia’s newest debut crime writer, Dervla McTiernan...

Jeez Louise: #MeToo

5 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre

Jeez Louise began in Melbourne in 2002 out of a necessity in the comedy industry to hear more stories and...

#LitFest2444 2018

9 April 2018

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