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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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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
Red Room poetry
Red Room poetry Presented in partnership with the...
(Live and live streamed) Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre we’re celebrating Poetry Month...

Emerging Older Voices with Sarah Temporal

4 August 2021
Red Room poetry
Red Room poetry Presented in partnership with...

Celebrate Poetry Month 2021 with a workshop led by performance poet and educator Sarah Temporal in a space...

The Darkening Sky

4 August 2021 to 14 August 2021
Richard Murphet

THE DARKENING SKY is a contemporary neo-noir thriller set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and spanning...

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.’

CORNERSHOP CONVERSATIONS – Alice Pung – One Hundred Days

4 August 2021
The Sun Bookshop

Join author Alice Pung as we kick off our Cornershop Conversations event series for 2021!   From one of...

Parenting Workshop Connecting Through Stories to Build Resilience in our...

5 August 2021
Andy McNeilly and Rich Bolus

Andy McNeilly (Connecting with Your Kids) and Rich Bolus (Dad Mindset Show) will focus on the importance...

What to Expect When You're Immigrating

5 August 2021
Wyndham City Libraries
NASH in conversation with Bruno Lettieri

Come and hear a discussion of immigrant perspectives with Sri Lankan born author and illustrator NASH in...

Established Author Forum: Cate Kennedy on Subtext

5 August 2021
Writers Victoria
Cate Kennedy

This masterclass is for established writers only: that is, writers who have had at least one book or short...