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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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Inside Out Edition

10 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Sam van Zweden, Emily Spurr, Sar Fegan, Lauren...

At our May Next Big Thing event, step inside the stories and experiences of four writers whose work...

Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: The Words That Shaped Us

11 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Mia Nie, Yamiko Marama, Luke Patterson, Olivia...

What are the books that shaped you?

Live-stream: Young Mob Yarns

13 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Douglas Briggs

Young Mob Yarns offers a safe space to have a yarn on a range of topics, share knowledge, and form...

Garry Disher

14 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Garry Disher and Emma Viskic

Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as thequiet giant of Australian crime fiction’...

No Justice, No Peace: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

17 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre

It’s been 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Ahead of the Game: Sport, Storytelling and Symbolism

1 June 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Rana Hussain, Courtney Hagen, Joanna Lester, Kate...

Australians love our sport: playing it, watching it, discussing it, and analysing it in passionate,...

Ross Garnaut: Reset

2 June 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Ross Garnaut and Prue Bentley

‘Talk about returning the economy to normal after the crisis is misguided.

Alice Pung

4 June 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Alice Pung and Melanie Cheng

‘One hundred days. It’s no time at all, she tells me. But she’s not the one waiting.’

The Problem of Consciousness

10 June 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Olivia Carter, Jakob Hohwy, and Hilary Harper

What do we mean when we talk about consciousness?