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Debra Oswald in conversation - Thu 18 Mar 2021 at 8:00pm

18 March 2021
Readings Bookshop

Thu 18 Mar 2021 at 8:00pm


Dialogues at the Castlemaine state festival

19 March 2021 to 4 April 2021
Castlemaine Festival
Speakers include Don Watson, Helen Garner, Gareth...

The Castlemaine state festival is a melting pot of music, art, theatre, film and – with its five-day...

Psychogeography and the Suburbs

20 March 2021
Writers Victoria
Nick Gadd

Please note: the field trip part of this workshop will be accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users...

ONLINE WORKSHOP: The Story of Your Life: How to Build Your Memoir

21 March 2021
Writers Victoria
Anna Spargo-Ryan

This session will take place online, via Writers Victoria’s online platform.
You will learn: ...

Alison Lester in conversation - Sun 21 Mar 2021 at 11:00am

21 March 2021
Readings Bookshop

Sun 21 Mar 2021 at 11:00am


No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle

21 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Behrouz Boochani and Rafael Epstein

Thumbed on a phone. Smuggled out. Thousands of text messages.

Queer Book Club

22 March 2021
City of Melbourne Libraries
We read and talk about queer books – broadly defined as those which relate to gay, lesbian, bisexual,...

Teen Writing Bootcamp: Slam poetry with Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

23 March 2021
State Library Victoria
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Join spoken word artist ...

Launch of Jennifer Mackenzie’s Navigable ink

24 March 2021
Transit Lounge/ Jennifer Mackenzie

Transit Lounge and The Alderman invite you to the much awaited launch of Jennifer Mackenzie’s Navigable...