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26 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Hilary Harper, Sarah Winch, Efterpi Soropos, and...

In the first event in our Dead Calm series, we’ll delve into the detail of the process of dying.

AFLW 2018 Season Wrap

27 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Sam Lane, Karen Lyon, and Angela Pippos

The inaugural season of the AFL National Women’s League saw some brutal contests, some soaring speckies...

Corrective Memory: Writing Women Back into History

28 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Gab Ryan, Ali Alizadeh, Odette Kelada, and Sarah...

‘History is not the past,' Hilary Mantel has said. 'It's the record of what’s left on the record.’

Griffith Review: Commonwealth Edition

4 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Julianne Schultz, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Annie...

For many of us, the Commonwealth is associated, for better or for worse, with the old days of British...

Jeez Louise: #MeToo

5 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre

Jeez Louise began in Melbourne in 2002 out of a necessity in the comedy industry to hear more stories and...

Nailed It!

9 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
James Colley, Zoë Coombs Marr, Dee Fidge, and Roj...

Forget bitcoin: the currency of the future is the hot take.

Ceridwen Dovey: Fugitive Connections

10 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Ceridwen Dovey and Abigail Ulman

What is guilt – and how can we escape the grip of the past?

PM’s Literary Awards Winners in Conversation

12 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Thuy On, Cath Crowley, Ryan O'Neill, and...

What is Australian literature? What was Australian literature?

Small Town Stories

16 April 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Jay Carmichael, Kate O’Donnell, and Mira Robertson

Rural Australia – indeed, rural anywhere – is a storytelling fixture.