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Book launch: Lessons Learned - cancelled - Tue 30 May 2017 at 6:30pm

30 May 2017
Readings Bookshop

Tue 30 May 2017 at 6:30pm

Spoken Nerd: Criticism in Conversation

30 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, Stephen Metcalf, Dana...

What does it mean when we get our cultural criticism through our ears rather than our eyes?

Hisham Matar

30 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Hisham Matar and Hilary Harper

‘One day justice will be done and the jailer will replace the jailed.’ Hisham Matar’s father wrote these...

Author Graeme Simsion – The Best of Adam Sharp

31 May 2017
Moonee Valley Libraries
Graeme Simsion

The best-selling author of The Rosie Project will be talking about his new book, The Best of Adam Sharp....

One object, many stories

31 May 2017
State Library Victoria
Library conservator Katrina Ben and History of...

The Library houses two million books, pictures, documents, maps and artefacts from across the ages ...

Writers on Wednesdays: Making a Book

31 May 2017
Writers Victoria
Donna Ward


Book of Exodus - Part 1

31 May 2017 to 18 June 2017
Theatre Works
Adena Jacobs - Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works

Known for their bold, visually explosive theatre-making, Fraught Outfit’s BOOK OF EXODUS traces a...

Melbourne Poets Union featuring Judith Rodriguez and Rob Wallis

31 May 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

Melbourne Poets Union (MPU) is a self-funded not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of...

Slate Culture Gabfest, Live in Melbourne

31 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and...

The Slate Culture Gabfest is both a stalwart and a pioneer of American podcasting, and one of its...