Event calendar

Melbourne is full of literary activity with something happening every night of the week. Explore the calendar below, use the category tags to focus in on what you like or use our search box to zero in on your interests.

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Painting in tongues poetry slam

26 May 2020
Boroondara Library Service
Boroondara Library Service

Join us for a night of colourful language at Hawthorn’s House of Letters (aka Hawthorn Library).

The Tom

26 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
La Mama Theatre
Hayley Lawson-Smith

An Australian Gothic, Kafkaesque tale about a young woman’s investigation into Australia’s Phantom Cat.

Any Book Book Club at East Melbourne Library

2 June 2020
City of Melbourne Libraries
Like talking about books? So do we.

Melbourne Book Club at City Library

2 June 2020
City of Melbourne Libraries
We love Melbourne. Every month we read and discuss a book about our fabulous city.

Polishing, editing and submitting your work with Bridget Caldwell-Bright,...

3 June 2020
Express Media
Express Media

The final week of Toolkits is devoted to preparing your writing for submission, ensuring it’s as polished...

IN the Miror

9 June 2020 to 14 June 2020
La Mama Theatre

In the Mirror is about Shaun a white Australian who comes from a broken, poor working-class...

Crime Book Club

10 June 2020
City of Melbourne Libraries
Do you love reading Scandinavian thrillers? Classic who-dunnits? True crime reporting?

Get writing: Library at The Dock

13 June 2020
City of Melbourne Libraries
Looking for that extra motivation to write?


16 June 2020 to 21 June 2020
La Mama Theatre
Jim Daly

 The 80th Anniversary Tour (1940-2020) to Katyń Forest with Uncle Joe @ Friends...