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Upcoming events for 2019
Current event series
Current event series
As She Appears: The Muse in Art
In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, we uncover the many meanings of the muse with curators, writers and performers. They’ll respond to works in the NGV collection – talking representation, inspiration, family and the female body.
Books and Ideas at Montalto
In this regional events series, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to the coast. Enjoy wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine.
Broadside is the new feminist ideas festival from the Wheeler Centre. Over the weekend of 9 and 10 November at Melbourne Town Hall, Broadside will present two days of unapologetically feminist agenda.
Double Booked Club
For each of these monthly lunchtime sessions, we’ll bring together two great local fiction authors to discuss their work. They'll start with a chat about their latest books, before meandering off into conversation about backlists, shared themes and literary heroes.
Group Texts is a new Wheeler Centre mini-series spotlighting excellent Australian genre writers. Each season, we'll zero in on a different category of popular fiction. Hear reflections and provocations on key issues and ideas about your favourite genre. Romance junkies, fantasy freaks, crime fiends, YA addicts – these talks are for you.
In partnership with Archer magazine, we’re presenting a series of events throughout 2019 which will explore sexuality, gender and identity – with an emphasis on the lesser-heard perspectives for which the magazine is known.
The Fifth Estate
Sally Warhaft hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs.
The Next Big Thing
Our long-running Next Big Thing series is our showcase for great new local talent. You’ll hear emerging writers reading from bold and adventurous work. Enjoy a delicious drink and a bite to eat at the Moat, while your future favourite authors knock your socks off.
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