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Freed Verse: Poetry and Transformation

5 November 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Neil Morris, Kaveh Akbar, Sista Zai Zanda, Abdul...

Kaveh Akbar has described one of his early adolescent encounters with poetry as profound and possibly fate...

Stephen Hawking's Existentialism

6 November 2018
Existentialist Society
Dr. Colin Goodwin (Independent Scholar)

Existentialist Society.
Free public lecture, 8pm, followed by questions and discussion:

Reading for Writers: Lucy Treloar on Marilynne Robinson

7 November 2018
Writers Victoria
Lucy Treloar

Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphans growing up in the desolate town of Fingerbone,...

Maria Lewis on The Witch Who Courted Death - Wed 7 Nov 2018 at 6:30pm

7 November 2018
Readings Bookshop

Wed 7 Nov 2018 at 6:30pm

Inside the Publishing House

7 November 2018
Emerging Writers

This unique event will take you inside – literally inside – one of Australia’s biggest and brightest...

Girls on Key featuring Ali Whitelock and Di Cousens

7 November 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Girls on Key is a monthly poetry gig offering a platform for female-identifying and non-gender conforming...

State of the (Writing) Nation: Annual Oration

8 November 2018
Writers Victoria
Tony Birch

The oration will be given by a prominent Australian writer and reflect on different aspects of Australian...

Annabel Crabb in conversation with Sharlee Gibb - Thu 8 Nov 2018 at 6:30pm

8 November 2018
Readings Bookshop

Thu 8 Nov 2018 at 6:30pm

Markus Zusak in conversation with Magda Szubanski - Thu 8 Nov 2018 at 6:...

8 November 2018
Readings Bookshop

Thu 8 Nov 2018 at 6:30pm

Melbourne Athenaeum, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne