Melbourne is full of literary activity with conversations about books, writing and ideas bookish happening every night of the week.

The State Library of Victoria hosts a year round program of talks, and exhibitions as does The Wheeler Centre. Melbourne's meeting place, Federation Square hosts a variety of talks including the Melbourne Conversation series, part of City of Melbourne’s Knowledge Melbourne platform.

The majority of the bookshops run programs, launches, talks and happenings. Readings has a lively events calendar and Reader's Feast runs events and mini festivals, just to mention but a few. Even our comic shops run panel sessions and signings.

The libraries across Victoria also offer a calendar of discussions and events.

Melbourne is blessed with a few stand out one off events. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) runs an annual Art Book Fair. The popular Women of Letters goes from strength to strength, expanding internationally and Rare Book Week is a world leading celebration of the Antiquarian Book.

Make sure you take a look at our calendar to find listings of what events are currently on or are coming up.

My Emma: A Jane Austen Experience

20 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Lise Rodgers

A not-to-be-missed fully costumed One Act Play that brings the world of Emma...

Preschool Storytime with Sue deGennaro

20 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Sue deGennaro

Audiences young and old will be charmed by the tale of Eddie Frogbert and...

Lia Hills on The Crying Place

20 November 2017
Stonnington Libraries
Lia Hills

During the writing of her latest novel The Crying Place, Lia Hills travelled...

'More Great Properties of Country Victoria' - Book Launch and Illustrated Talk by author Richard Allen

21 November 2017
Open Gardens Victoria
Richard Allen

Open Gardens Victoria and Richard Allen invite you to the official book...

Dead Letter Club and Wine

22 November 2017
Dead Letter Club
Dead Letter Club and Wine

A backlash to Twitter, textspeak, emojis, tinder, like buttons and canned...

Enemy: a White Ribbon day event

27 November 2017
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Ruth Clare

Be a part of Moreland City Council’s commitment to preventing male violence...