Event calendar

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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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’...

Writing Place and Landscape

15 May 2021
Writers Victoria
Tony Birch

You will learn:
The vitality of observational work when writing place

Meet Author Darren Arnott

15 May 2021
Eastern Regional Libraries
Darren Arnott

'No Regard For The Truth' tells of the tragic wartime event that occurred at the Rowville Internm

Animals Make Us Human

15 May 2021
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Meg Keneally, Emma Viskic, Jill Swanson
Strong bonds with nature bring humanity, love and compassion to the fore.

Turn the Page

15 May 2021 to 16 May 2021
Clunes Booktown Festival

Throughout the month of May, Clunes Booktown will turnover a new page for 2021 celebrating books and...

The Kindness Revolution

15 May 2021
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Hugh Mackay and Hilary Harper
Revolutions never start at the top.

Melbourne Book Market

15 May 2021
Melbourne Book Market
Queen Victoria Market

Breathless Prose

15 May 2021
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Emma Viskic, JP Pomare, Jock Serong
Emma Viskic (Darkness for Light) and JP Pomare (Tell Me Lies) discuss why edgy, scary fiction is so...

What's News?

15 May 2021
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Nikki Gemmell, Rick Morton, Misha Ketchell
Misha Ketchell, editor of The Conversation (ANZ), Nikki Gemmell, author and columnist for - The...