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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Nikki Gemmell - The Ripping Tree @ 7:30pm *ONLINE EVENT

5 May 2021
Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell is the international bestselling author of thirteen novels, including The Bride Stripped...

Voice Recognition: Writing Dialogue and Crafting Narratives with Kavita...

5 May 2021
Express Media
Kavita Bedford, Jennifer Down

In fiction, ‘voice’ can refer to dialogue—but it’s also used to describe the feel and sound of the...

Gabriel Bergmoser in conversation - Wed 5 May 2021 at 6:30pm

5 May 2021
Readings Bookshop

Wed 5 May 2021 at 6:30pm


Mapping Culture: Objects of Inspiration

5 May 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Leanne Hall, Rebecca Lim, and Santilla Chingaipe

A dog-eared book. A worn piece of clothing. A shard of porcelain.

Strewth!: 2021 Bendigo Writers Festival

6 May 2021 to 9 May 2021
Bendigo Writers Festival
100 writers across 50 events

Our "Strewth!" 2021 festival runs from 6 to 9 May with in-person events plus in-person-and-online

Teen Writing Bootcamp: Contemporary fiction with Dr Jared Thomas

6 May 2021
State Library Victoria
Jared Thomas

Join ...

Write That Memoir: workshop

6 May 2021
Bendigo Writers Festival
Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish presents a 3 hour workshop, 5.30pm-8.30pm, in Bendigo Library, for those wanting to write...

In-person FrankTALK with Alli Sinclair

6 May 2021
Frankston City Libraries
Alli Sinclair

The Codebreakers is a compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking...

Book Launch: The Winter Road - Thu 6 May 2021 at 6:30pm

6 May 2021
Readings Bookshop

Thu 6 May 2021 at 6:30pm

The Collective, 139 Elgin Street, Carlton