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What’s on in September: 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 lives 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 September 2023 for these organisations below. 


The City of Literature Office

Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office and Vibe Union presents the Melbourne heat for the global spoken word event Slam-O-Vision. This Eurovision-inspired event brings cities from around the world together online to celebrate poetry. 15 poets will perform on Wednesday, 27 September, representing the diverse voices and communities that make up our beautiful city. Expect powerful stories, expert wordplay, and hard-hitting performances typical of Melbourne poets. Tickets and more info are available here.


PEN Melbourne

PEN Melbourne is united in a common concern for the art of writing and freedom of expression. They are currently campaigning for the freedom of Julian Assange, a cause you can support by signing the letter to Ambassador Kennedy here. Learn more about PEN Melbourne and its various causes by exploring their website.


Writers Victoria

When considering a career in writing, no one ever tells you that you need to know how to perform. Bookshop and library events, writers festivals, school visits, and genre celebrations are part of a writing life and are a great way to connect with readers and other writers.

Doing it well is a skill, like any other, that you can learn. In Speaking about Writing, Kelly Gardiner will help give your skills and confidence the boost you’ve been seeking.

Register online for this Writers Victoria workshop running 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10 September at the Wheeler Centre.


The Wheeler Centre

The countdown to Spring Fling begins as October looms upon us. With 24 events featuring 60 guests, our returning short series of big ideas has got something for everyone. Join us October 2 to 14 at venues across Melbourne as we go above and beyond with talks, musical performances, live podcast recordings and more.

Together, we can change the conversation.

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