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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Opening Pages at Fairfieldbooks with Kirsten Alexander & Kate Murdoch

4 March 2020
Fairfield Books
Kirsten Alexander & Kate Murdoch

Come along and meet two authors talking about their new books.

First Chapters with Nick Gadd, Lisa Gorton and Alex Landragin

6 March 2020
Brunswick Bound
Nick Gadd, Lisa Gorton, Alex Landragin, Brunswick...

On the first Friday night of each month, Brunswick Bound Upstairs hosts a night of local author readings...

Homegrown Poetry featuring Maja Amanita

14 March 2020
Melbourne Spoken Word

Homegrown is an open mic poetry event incorporating a feature poet every month.

Conference - March 23 2020 (23 Mar 2020)

23 March 2020
School Library Association of Victoria

Painting in tongues poetry slam

24 March 2020
Boroondara Library Service
Boroondara Library Service

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

Ellena Savage in conversation

31 March 2020
Brunswick Bound
Ellena Savage, Georgia Kartas, Brunswick Bound

We are thrilled to be hosting an event with author, academic and poet Ellena Savage at Brunswick Bound...

Opening Pages at Fairfieldbooks A YA panel!

1 April 2020
Fairfield Books
Emily Gale, Michael Pryor & Michael Earp

In a first for us we will have three young adult authors in a panel at Opening Pages.

Yarra Valley Writers Festival

8 May 2020 to 10 May 2020
Programming Hannie Rayson

2020 is the inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival.

Reading Forum Series 2020 (All 4 Sessions) (14 May 2020)

14 May 2020
School Library Association of Victoria


Session 1 -  27/02/2020

Session 2 - 14/05/2020