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Painting with Tongues

3 October 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Hawthorn Library invites you to experience a night of colourful language at Hawthorn’s House of Letters (...

All Of My Friends Were There

5 October 2017 to 11 October 2017
Theatre Works
Theatre Works, The Guerrilla Museum and Melbourne...


Meet Mr & Mrs Wilkinson - Thu 5 Oct 2017 at 6:30pm

5 October 2017
Readings Bookshop

Thu 5 Oct 2017 at 6:30pm

BOOK LAUNCH - Untidy Towns by Kate O'Donnell

7 October 2017
The Sun Bookshop
Kate O'Donnell

Our very own Kate O'Donnell is launching her debut Young Adult novel, UNTIDY TOWNS and we couldn'

Writing YA (Bendigo)

7 October 2017
Writers Victoria
Shivaun Plozza

Cover the basics of writing for a young adult audience, with a focus on maximising reader engagement.

Workshop: Let Us Pray with Arielle Cottingham

7 October 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Before her headline show at Howler on Sunday, Australian Poetry Slam Champ Arielle Cottingham hosts a...

Paper Waves: Suburbia featuring Santo Cazzati

7 October 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Paper Waves brings poetry south-side in an intimate, alcohol-free setting, with open mic and a feature...

Writing Place

8 October 2017
Writers Victoria
Cate Kennedy

This workshop will deal with place and setting, and explore how place, particularity and attention to...

Sporting Poets #29

8 October 2017
The Sporting Poets
Alan Wearne | Ed Tato | Ella O'Keefe

Come along to Compass Pizza from 5pm Sunday, October 8th for our free monthly reading – three poets, 10...