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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The Mother Load: Motherhood, Trauma and Resilience

2 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Alice Pung, Amani Haydar, and Susan Carland

What happens when trauma intersects with motherhood – and how do mothers and children find the strength to...

Parliamentary Privilege: Bias, Boys’ Clubs and Women in Politics

3 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Celeste Liddle, Julia Banks, Yasmin Poole, and...

This conversation originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27 July was postponed in response...

Poetry Month Gala

4 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Tony Birch, Evelyn Araluen, Simon Ortiz, PiO,...

Rita Dove once said that ‘poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.’

Peter Doherty: An Insider's Plague Year

5 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Peter Doherty and Sally Warhaft

‘I’ve worked on aspects of infection and immunity for almost six decades, I am an insider.’

Full Bloom

9 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Clem Bastow, Sara El Sayed, Shelley Parker-Chan,...

Whether we’re talking early bloomers, late bloomers, or those who are right on time, stepping into a new...

Plain English Speaking Awards: 2021 Victorian State Final

10 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre

This event originally scheduled to take place on Friday 23 July was postponed in response to...

Ross Garnaut: Reset

11 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Ross Garnaut and Prue Bentley

This conversation originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 2 June was postponed in response...

Alice Pung

13 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Alice Pung and Melanie Cheng

This event originally scheduled to take place on Friday 4 June was postponed in response to...

Table Read: Love Serenade

14 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Corrie Chen

Fall back in love with 1996’s Cannes Camera d’Or winner – Australia’s own darkly funny romance satire ...