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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Love your Bookshop Day

14 August 2021
Australian Booksellers Association

Love Your Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021.

Table Read: Love Serenade

14 August 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Corrie Chen

Fall back in love with 1996’s Cannes Camera d’Or winner – Australia’s own darkly funny romance satire ...

THE INVISIBLE ART OF MENDING with Felicity Plunkett (digital event)

15 August 2021
Red Room poetry
Red Room Poetry
This is a workshop designed for poets interested in working with other poets in an editorial capacity —...

Writing About Things that Matter

15 August 2021
Writers Victoria
Lee Kofman

You will learn:
about the genre of personal essay

North Melbourne Book Club

16 August 2021
City of Melbourne Libraries
Looking for a book club that will broaden your reading horizons?

Christine Helliwell: Semut - Mon 16 Aug 2021 at 6:30pm

16 August 2021
Readings Bookshop

Mon 16 Aug 2021 at 6:30pm

Animal Farm

17 August 2021 to 29 August 2021
James Jackson & Elizabeth Brennan

Why do we to suffer? 

There is only one answer: MAN. 

We are being robbed of everything. 

Sara Phillips - Best Australian Science Writing

17 August 2021
Sara Phillips

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science...

Line Break (digital event)

17 August 2021
Red Room poetry
Red Room Poetry

Line Break is Red Room Poetry's new online review show that will run weekly across Poetry Month featuring...