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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We Are Family: Supporting LGBTIQA+ Family Members

21 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Sage Akouri, Ro Allen, Tracey Gaudry, Karen Field...

More than six in ten LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia have experienced family violence or abuse from...

Archer Launch Edition

24 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Vanessa Muradian, Alistair Baldwin, Lucy Watson...

Our much-loved sex and relationships advice series, Take It from Me, is back – and badder than...


26 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
David Finnigan, Jordan Prosser, and Stephanie...

What constitutes a trend? Can they be predicted and quantified?


27 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Uncle Bill Nicholson Jr and Alex Last

These are trying times for our planet.

The 2021 Stella Prize winner in Conversation

27 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Elizabeth McCarthy

In 2021, the Stella Prize longlist once again speaks to the ingenuity, varied perspectives and talent of...

Death Tech

28 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Michael Arnold and Sui Zhen

Given enough data, can AI recreate the essence of a human consciousness?

Iconic Duos: The Next Chapter Writers and Mentors

30 April 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Rebecca Giggs, Dan Hogan, Oliver Reeson, Maria...

Now in its third year, The Next Chapter writers’ scheme provides emerging writers with time, space and...

Mapping Culture: Something Old, Something New

4 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Tahnee Edwards, Aadhya Wijegoonawardena, and...

Culture is a living thing: always growing, always changing.

Disaster and Beyond

4 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre

Fire. Flood. Earthquakes.