Current event series
A Walk in the Park
Eavesdrop on a roving conversation around Princes Park, as two writers reflect on their unique relationships with walking. You’ll stroll behind them, listening in via wireless headphones.
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.
Dead Calm: Honest Conversations About Death
In this series of conversations – curated and hosted by Hilary Harper – we’ll explore how we die, grieve and commemorate in Australia today.
Invasion of the Pod People
In celebration of all things audible, we’re bringing you some of podcasting’s best and brightest to share their thoughts and insights on the art (and business) of listening.
A collision of writers. An explosion of ideas. This May, explore old and new stories through great conversation: from revitalised classics to cutting-edge fiction, incisive memoir to razor-sharp perspectives on the world of today.
Each month, join us at Sydney's Belvoir St Theatre for a focused exploration of one idea – beginning with a performance or reading inspired by the topic.
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism.
Not Racist, But …
What is race? What is racism? Simple questions with complicated answers. In May, we'll dive in deep, with a full day of frank and forthright talks on race in Australia today, curated by Santilla Chingaipe.
The Festival of Questions
Treat yourself to The Festival of Questions – a day of storytelling, comedy, debate, discussion and ... possible disarray. We’ll open our minds and mind the whole world’s business. #festivalofQs
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 Longform Society
Love longform? Join the club. The Longform Society is a reading club for lovers of the essay form.
The Next Big Thing
A Wheeler Centre stalwart, our Next Big Thing series showcases the best in fresh Australian writing – with a focus on a different genre each month.