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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Hello Titty

21 April 2021
Midsumma Festival
Presented by: Martha Ackroyd Curtis

The official launch of a new poetic volume

Catastrophes - an occasional reading series

22 April 2021
Brunswick Bound
Amy Brown, Bonny Cassidy, Alex Creece, and Joan...

Sometimes life feels like a vase that’s shattered, but hasn’t yet fallen.

Short Course: Yiddish Women Writers in Translation (online)

26 April 2021
Jewish Museum of Australia
Hinde Ena Burstin

This nine-week Zoom course, led by Hinde Ena Burstin, will introduce the translated work of classical,...

An Evening of Poetry with Gareth Morgan

4 May 2021
Ivanhoe Reading Circle
Gareth Morgan

The Ivanhoe Reading Circle warmly invites you to this free event.

Winter Open Mic - The Drunken Poet

4 June 2021
Melbourne is a City of Literature

The Drunken Poet Open Mic night is the most eclectic open stage in Melbourne featuring local and...

La Mama Poetica

8 June 2021
La Mama Theatre
Emilie Collyer, Angela Costi, Michael Farrell...

La Mama presented poetry for the first time in 1967, now curated by Amanda Anastasi...