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18 May 2017

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at MacKillop College, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

Eltham Courthouse Readings featuring Gayelene Carbis

18 May 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Courthouse reading is a monthly poetry and spoken word event held in the historic Eltham Courthouse...

David Marr

19 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
David Marr and Sally Warhaft

In previous Quarterly Essays, David Marr has turned his merciless pen to powerful men of the...

Family and Fiction: Anne Enright

21 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Anne Enright and Pamela Paul

Anne Enright is known for exploring the complexities and banalities of family life with a steely,...

Strange Here: George Saunders

21 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
George Saunders and Don Watson

American writer George Saunders is one of the world’s most surreal – and most empathic – eyewitnesses to...

The Alt Write

22 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
George Saunders, Brit Bennett, Roxane Gay, John...

Our favourite writers move us and inspire us: our imaginations, our humanity, our understanding of the...

Lunch with Jay Rayner

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jay Rayner and Michael Williams

He’s described a Gefilte fish dish as so leaden it could ‘pull planets out of alignment’ and wondered if a...

Chris Kraus

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Chris Kraus and Mel Campbell

As a writer, critic and 'failed filmmaker', Chris Kraus has heavily influenced many of today's cultural...

Roxane Gay

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Roxane Gay and Santilla Chingaipe

Roxane Gay’s latest book, a collection of short fiction called Difficult Women.