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Richard Flanagan: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

29 September 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Richard Flanagan and Jennifer Byrne

In September, we're thrilled to present one of our finest living writers, Richard Flanagan, in...

Take Heart, Take Action

30 September 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Beci Orpin and Leesa Lambert

Beci Orpin is a beloved Australian designer and illustrator.

Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris

30 September 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Ann Goldstein, Mary Norris, and Caro Llewellyn

What's it like to devote your whole working life to language, as a literary translator or as an editor?

Mieko Kawakami and Fernanda Melchor

14 October 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Mieko Kawakami, Fernanda Melchor, and Roanna...

'The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’

Politics and the Power of Plain Speaking

20 October 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Oscar Pearce, An Dang, and Tierney Khan

Fast fashion, video games, feminism, equality – these are just some of the subjects Victorian teens...

Care Packages

21 October 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Lucy Thomas, Jayda Franks, Freddie Russon, and...

Lockdown has been tough for many teens – missing milestones, dealing with school and family stresses and...

Creative Careers

22 October 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Felix Briggs, Leah Jing McIntosh, and Santilla...

History shows that people often turn to arts and culture, and to the people who create them, during...

OutLoud Secondary Digital Slam! 2020 Final

28 October 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Emilie Zoey Baker

Are you ready to rhyme? Or is free verse your jam? Whatever your style, it's time to slam.