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Passionate Tongues Poetry featuring Scott-Patrick Mitchell

10 December 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Hosted by ‘the patron-saint of Melbourne poetry,’ poet and photographer Michael Reynolds, what began as a...

Josephine Rowe at The Paperback Salon

11 December 2019
Josephine Rowe

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 11 December for an evening of reading and conversation with Josephine Rowe.

Meanjin Pub Night

12 December 2019
Alice Bishop, Harry Saddler, Belinda Rule, Khalid...

Meanjin Pub Night – Thursday December 12, at Fitzroy’s Union Club Hotel from 7pm. It’s free!

North Melbourne Book Club

16 December 2019
City of Melbourne Libraries
Melbourne Library Service
Like talking about books? So do we.

Spoken Word at Bar Oussou

16 December 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into vitriol and confusion.

Indie Comic Con 2019

21 December 2019 to 22 December 2019
Indie Comic Con
Indie Comic Con

Indie Comic Con puts comics back to the forefront of a comic-con with our spotlight on indie Australian...

Different Approaches to Junior Fiction

20 January 2020
Writers Victoria
George Ivanoff

You will learn:

Delving Deep Into Character

20 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Annabel Smith

You will learn:
The relationship between character & narrative voice

Not Another Backdrop: How to Make Your Setting Sing

21 January 2020
Writers Victoria
Eliza Henry-Jones

You will learn:
Step-by-step tips on building your fictional world