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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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ONLINE SEMINAR: Evening Appetiser: Producing a Chapbook: From Poems to...

29 November 2021
Writers Victoria
Jo Weston

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

Hot Desk Edition #2

29 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Danny Silva Soberano, Ruby Hillsmith, Diane Vu,...

After another year of the best laid plans going awry, we’re thrilled to have our second cohort of Hot Desk...

The 2021 KYD New Critic Award Closing Date

30 November 2021
Kill Your Darlings

Entries are now open for the 2021 KYD New Critic Award!

Jess Hill in conversation - Tue 30 Nov 2021 at 6:30pm

30 November 2021
Readings Bookshop

Tue 30 Nov 2021 at 6:30pm


New Narratives, New Structures: Fiction

30 November 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Valerie Brandes, Anamik Saha, Radhiah Chowdhury,...

If we were to tell the story of publishing in Australia and the UK right now, what would it look like?

Poetry with Noëlka Fialová and Grace de las Nieves

1 December 2021
Girls on Key

Girls on Key returns to wow you with the exhilarating Grace de las Nieves and the immense Noëlka Fialová...

NaNoWriMo Wrap Party

1 December 2021
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

Celebrate writing an entire novel in just one month! Did you reach your goal? Amazing!

Author Talk: Heather Morris

1 December 2021
Wyndham City Libraries
Heather Morris and Claire Halliday

The best-selling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz is back with an astounding new novel based on a...

Event: Second Annual Starry, One-Star Night

1 December 2021
Writers Victoria

Register to read on the night or come along for kicks and giggles.