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Melbourne Writers Festival: A Toast: Carly Findlay’s Dream Dinner Party

1 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Carly Findlay, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Namila...

The table’s set, and writer and activist Carly Findlay has put together her dream guest list of attendees...

Booklovers Festival 2018: Permission to Write

1 September 2018
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Mark Brandi, Melanie Cheng, Laura Elizabeth...

Part of the 10th Annual Booklovers Festival - Eltham Library

Things my father taught me with Claire Halliday

1 September 2018
Frankston City Libraries
Claire Halliday

To celebrate Father’s Day come along to Frankston Library to hear author Claire Halliday talk about Things...

Melbourne Writers Festival: How I Survived: Nayuka Gorrie & Nakkiah Lui

1 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Nayuka Gorrie and Nakkiah Lui

Co-writers and stars of ABC’s irreverent Black Comedy, Nayuka Gorrie and Nakkiah Lui discuss their...

Book launch: Ting Ting the Ghosthunter - Sat 1 Sep 2018 at 2:00pm

1 September 2018
Readings Bookshop

Sat 1 Sep 2018 at 2:00pm

Storytime – Saturday Mornings!

1 September 2018
The Sun Bookshop

Join us for storytime in the Ballarat St Park in the summer months – weather permitting – and all through...

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran (TX, USA)

1 September 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Melbourne Spoken Word is excited to bring you back Texan poet, Bill Moran, following previous tours of...

Melbourne Writers Festival: Closing Night Party: You Are There

2 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jessie Cole, Sophie...

The final night of MWF celebrates what it means to let go, as six writers pay tribute to something or...

Melbourne Writers Festival: How I Survived: Jamila Rizvi & Rosie...

2 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Jamila Rizvi and Rosie Waterland

‘Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light’ – so wrote Helen Keller.