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Melbourne City Reads
Celebrate local literary culture and the authors who shape it. Rediscover the world through writers’ eyes at monthly events, featuring authors discussing their new books. Supported by the City of Melbourne, Victorian Government and ABC Radio Melbourne.
Take It From Me
Archer Launch Edition
Our much-loved sex and relationships advice series, Take It from Me, is back – and badder than ever, gleefully tossing up handfuls of laughter, love and stardust. Join us to celebrate queerness and launch the new edition of Archer magazine: the Friendship Issue.
With an address from Archer Magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Watson, performance and reading from the new…
The Next Big Thing
Inside Out Edition
At our May Next Big Thing event, step inside the stories and experiences of four writers whose work explores very different realms.
Ella Baxter’s novel New Animal follows a woman searching for solace in different worlds, Emily Spurr’s novel A Million Things ruminates on the secrets houses and families can conceal, while Sar Fegan’s piece ‘Root Rot’, published in the latest…
The Next Big Thing
Forever Young Edition
What does it mean to find your voice as a young person and as a writer? What stories are important to teens right now? And how can we make sure these stories are being heard and have an impact on the world?
In this edition of The Next Big Thing, host Tierney Khan will be joined by teen climate activist…
The 2021 Stella Prize winner in Conversation
In 2021, the Stella Prize longlist once again speaks to the ingenuity, varied perspectives and talent of Australian women writers. It spans short stories, personal essays, a novel in translation, and a novel for young adults; works that explore people and animals through the lens of fiction and non-fiction; and an extraordinary five of the twelve nominated books are by…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
With her award-winning debut The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book, The Believer, Krasnostein takes a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing. Both heartfelt and provocative, The Believer explores the many facets of faith with Krasnostein’s characteristic compassion and…
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Tolstoy’s Recipe for Happiness
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, has posted a blog of interest to fans of the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Anyone even slightly familiar with Tolstoy’s work would know that happiness is a subject that interested him greatly. His ideas earned him cultish devotion in Russia during his lifetime, even though he struggled to live according to his principles in his…
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