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.

Writers Under the Influence - August

2 August 2017
Buck Mulligan
Aoife Clifford and Anna George

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan'

Author Event: Les Twentyman

2 August 2017
The Sun Bookshop
Les Twentyman

Award-winning writer, Robert Hillman, has collaborated with one of Australia...

Art On The Page, Curator's Floor Talk

9 August 2017
University of Melbourne Special Collections
Curator Susan Millard, Special Collections...

Join curator Susan Millard, Special Collections Librarian, for an insight...

Random life by Judy Horacek

10 August 2017
Read More
Judy Horacek

Freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer Judy Horacek will discuss her...

Jane Webster’s French Table

29 August 2017
Melbourne Library Service
Jane Webster

Join us for a celebration of all things French and food-related when East...

Indie Comic Con

4 November 2017

Indie Comic Con is Melbourne's newest comic book festival showcasing loc