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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...

Melbourne Visiting Poets Program presents Mindy Gill

29 April 2019
Australian Poetry

Poet and Peril editor, Mindy Gill visits Melbourne on April 29 for a reading with locals Bella Li, Melody...

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

Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding...

Chefs Eat Breakfast Too by Darren Purchese

30 April 2019
Books for Cooks
Darren Purchese & Books for Cooks

On Tuesday 30 April we’ll be exploring breakfast with Melbourne author and chef, Darren Purchese.

Writing for Competitions - Expert Tips

30 April 2019
Writers Victoria
Vikki Petraitis

You will learn
how to structure a short story


30 April 2019

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

Jill Abramson

30 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Jill Abramson and Sally Warhaft

How should the media survive the current age?