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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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Rabih Alameddine: The Wrong End of the Telescope

28 October 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Rabih Alameddine and Omar Sakr

'To write about the human condition is political; it’s one of the greatest political acts.

Jonathan Franzen: Crossroads

29 October 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Jonathan Franzen and Sarah Kanowski

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Fran Lebowitz

1 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Fran Lebowitz and Sarah Krasnostein

'One thing about leaving your apartment is there's so many other people out there.

Paul Auster: Burning Boy

3 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Paul Auster and Corrie Perkin

Paul Auster is a true giant of contemporary literature.

OutLoud Secondary Slam! 2021 Final

4 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Luka Lesson and Emilie Zoey Baker

This event originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 14 October will now be broadcast as a...

Professional Development for Primary Educators: Children and Leadership

4 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Claudia Escobar Vega and Linh Do

What do children think a leader is and does?

Ruth Ozeki: The Book of Form and Emptiness

9 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Ruth Ozeki and Kate Evans

Ruth Ozeki has a gift for identifying the most pressing and complicated issues of our time, and using...

Aural Events: Best of Australian Poetry

10 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Sara M Saleh, John Kinsella, Dženana Vucic, Yeena...

'The act of writing is an aural event.' Ania Walwicz

Professional Development for Secondary Educators: Words and Pictures

11 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Rachel Ang, Sarah Firth, and Dr Elizabeth...

Comics get a bad rap sometimes – the supposedly ‘easy’ visual sidekick to more demanding literary prose....