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2019 Foxcroft Lecture: unseen art of the First Fleet

26 February 2019
State Library Victoria
Louise Anemaat, author and executive director at...

Louise Anemaat, author and executive director at the State Library of New South Wales, unveils a...

Gerald Murnane in conversation with Maria Takolander - Thu 28 Feb 2019 at...

28 February 2019
Readings Bookshop

Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm

Gunnas Weekend Writing Retreat

1 March 2019
Catherine Deveny
Catherine Deveny

Our FOURTH Retreat!

World Problems

12 March 2019

A funny and experimental depiction of our monolithic, interconnected world, created by multi-award-winning...

First Dance

18 March 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Adolfo Aranjuez, Ash Flanders, Brodie Lancaster,...

‘When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing,’ the great Mikhail Baryshnikov once said.


1 May 2019

Human Sacrifice Theatre, Melbourne’s leading presenter of classic American drama, will be returning to...

IPEd National Editors Conference

8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

Susan Butler, lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary editor, is the first announced keynote speaker...

Down the Rabbit-hole! Writing for Children with Lisa Shanahan

18 May 2019

Event for Writers at Writing NSW, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield

Gunnas Weekend Writing Retreat

21 June 2019
Catherine Deveny
Catherine Deveny

Our FIFTH Retreat!