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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Love your Bookshop Day

14 August 2021
Australian Booksellers Association

Love Your Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021.

North Melbourne Book Club

16 August 2021
City of Melbourne Libraries
Looking for a book club that will broaden your reading horizons?

Animal Farm

17 August 2021 to 29 August 2021
James Jackson & Elizabeth Brennan

Why do we to suffer? 

There is only one answer: MAN. 

We are being robbed of everything. 

Nature illustrated

18 August 2021
State Library Victoria
State Library Victoria and National Science Week.

Natural history illustrations have helped communities worldwide to document biodiversity, track changes in...

Committee of Management (18 Aug 2021)

18 August 2021
School Library Association of Victoria

Successful Self-publishing with Ellie Marney: Promoting Your Book

20 August 2021
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Ellie Marney

You’ve self-published your book – congratulations! Now how do you make your book sell?

Queer Book Club

23 August 2021
City of Melbourne Libraries
We read and talk about queer books – broadly defined as those which relate to gay, lesbian, bisexual,...

Crime Book Club

25 August 2021
City of Melbourne Libraries

​2pm to 3pm

The Man Behind The Music: Stuart Coupe Remembers Michael Gudinski

26 August 2021
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Stuart Coupe

When music writer/broadcaster, Stuart Coupe, wrote his 2015 biography Gudinski - The Godfather of...