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What’s on in June: Resident Organisation Round Up

Check out the latest events and opportunities from the wide range of writing and arts organisations inside The Wheeler Centre.

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As the centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, we are host to some fantastic arts and culture organisations.

Within The Wheeler Centre building lies Australian Poetry, Blak & Bright, Melbourne City of Literature Office, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Express Media, Freeplay Independent Games Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, PEN Melbourne, the Small Press Network and Writers Victoria. Beneath The Wheeler Centre you can enjoy a European culinary escape at Italian inspired restaurant The Moat.

Discover what’s coming up in June 2024 for these organisations below. 


Emerging Writers Festival

The tenth anniversary Richell Prize for Emerging Writers is now open to unpublished writers of adult fiction and narrative nonfiction. In partnership with Hachette Australia, Emerging Writers’ Festival has administered the Richell Prize for the last decade.  

This prize is your chance to win $10k and a year-long publishing mentorship with a Hachette publisher. Entries close 11.59pm AEST, Sunday 7 July. Learn more here. 


PEN Melbourne

PEN Melbourne is honoured to host an event with Ma Thida, renowned Burmese human rights activist, writer, surgeon and former prisoner of conscience. Ma Thida will talk about her courageous personal journey of resistance in conversation with Michelle Aung Thin – author, essayist and academic on Thursday 6 June, 6.30pm at The Wheeler Centre. Grab your tickets now.


Writers Victoria

Join celebrated playwright and novelist Jane Harrison for the next edition of the Established Author Forum on Thursday, 13 June. In this session, Harrison will explore the lessons she has taken from theatre and applied to prose.

Part creative development, part networking, part writing group, the Established Author Forum features in-depth lectures at a high level from prominent writers on the topics they know best, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about their work and your own. Discover more here. 


The Wheeler Centre

The Wheeler Centre has added exciting new conversations to our June and July programming. At this brand new event, join Meredith Whittaker and Vanessa Toholka on Wednesday, 26 June to discuss data privacy, artificial intelligence, and technology’s impact on democracy in this contentious and pivotal US election year. 

You can discover more about our new events by visiting our upcoming events page.


The Moat

Saturday, 15 June is World Martini Day! Come celebrate the king of all cocktails at The Moat, where they’ll be pouring $15 martinis all day long in partnership with The Melbourne Gin Company. On World Martini Day, the real question is not just “How do you like your martini?”, but “How many olives is too many olives?” 


Together, we can change the conversation.

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