Past Events

Below you'll find a fantastic selection of our recent events.

  • Mon, Dec 07
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    Mark Mordue - Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave
    Mark Mordue's 'Boy on Fire' is a profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Nick Cave. Mark will appear in conversation with Michaela Kolowski.
  • Thu, Dec 03
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    Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrel - Searching for Charlotte
    In 'Searching for Charlotte' two of the nation’s celebrated contemporary children’s writers, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrel recount the extraordinary, story of Australia’s earliest published children’s author, who is also their great-great-great-great grandmother. They'll chat to Patti Miller.
  • Thu, Nov 26
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    Kirli Saunders - Bindi
    'Bindi' is a moving junior 'verse' novel by award-winning author and poet Kirli Saunders. This beautifully crafted book reflects a young girl’s relationship with her family, her animals, her friends, her Country and her creativity. Kirli will appear in conversation with Ellen Van Neerven.
  • Thu, Nov 19
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    Sue & Saroo Brierley - Lioness
    'Lioness' is Sue Brierley's powerful and moving account of how she came to adopt Saroo, whose journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became a bestselling book and inspired the motion picture LION. Sue & Saroo will appear in conversation with Meredith Jaffé.
  • Thu, Nov 12
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    Collisions - Fictions of the Future, a LIMINAL Anthology
    Featuring both emerging and established Indigenous writers and writers of colour, 'Collisions' showcases some of the best work that Australian literature has to offer. Join us to hear Mykaela Saunders, Claire Cao and Naima Ibrahim in conversation with Peter Polites
  • Wed, Nov 04
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    Ronni Kahn - A Repurposed Life
    Ronni Khan is founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, and leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. 'A Repurposed Life' is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart & her deepest calling. She chats with Damon Gameau.
  • Thu, Oct 29
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    Rick Morton - On Money
    Money is one of the most fraught subjects; it raises powerful emotions in all of us. Too much money often corrupts people - too little can make people feel desperate. In 'On Money', Rick Morton examines the meaning of money and exposes the lie behind the government's mantra: have a go, get a go.
  • Thu, Oct 08
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    Trent Dalton - All Our Shimmering Skies
    Award-winning, bestselling author Trent Dalton is back! His new novel 'All Our Shimmering Skies' is an epic odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies. It is a love letter to Australia and an ode to the art of looking up. He chats with Michaela Kalowski.
  • Wed, Oct 07
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    Cornersmith - Use It All
    Alex Elliott-Howery & Jaimee Edwards, of the renowned food community Cornersmith, experimented in their home kitchens to figure out how to feed their families efficiently, affordably and sustainably. They discuss 'Use It All: the Cornersmith Guide to a More Sustainable Kitchen' with Alice Zaslavsky.
  • Sat, Oct 03
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    Garth Nix - The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
    There's no better way to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day than with magical fighting booksellers! Join us as we host Garth Nix, author of the utterly fabulous 'The Left-Handed Booksellers of London'. Garth appears in-conversation with our very own Mischa Parkee!
  • Thu, Oct 01
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    Jane Harper - The Survivors
    'The Survivors' is the compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Dry', whose books have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Jane chats with Nicole Abadee on Zoom.
  • Wed, Sep 30
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    Paul McDermott - Ghostbear
    Paul McDermott is joined by Peter Fenton to talk about his new book, 'Ghostbear'. Written and stunningly illustrated by Paul, 'Ghostbear' is his response to two incidents that encapsulated our human intrusions into the wild, and became a meditation on climate change, life, loss, death & beyond.
  • Thu, Sep 17
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    Katerina Bryant - Hysteria
    When Katerina Bryant began experiencing chronic seizures, doctors & psychiatrists understood her condition as little as she did. In exploring stories of other women with no voice in their diagnosis, she found her own: powerful, brave & resonant. She chats with Fiona Wright.
  • Mon, Sep 14
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    Empty Sky - UTS Anthology Launch with Bri Lee
    'Empty Sky' is the 34th UTS Writers’ Anthology: the 2020 collection of some of the best new writing – previously unpublished – from a student body with an incredible voice. It's full to the brim! To be launched by Bri Lee, with select readings by featured authors.
  • Thu, Sep 10
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    Lisa Forrest - Glide
    These are anxious times. 'Glide' by Lisa Forrest offers remarkably honest and calm insights into navigating the perils of modern living by a woman who has experienced it all. Lisa 'glides' with David Marr in a discussion destined to calm the chaos.
  • Sat, Sep 05
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    Arab-Australian Authors Unite for Lebanon - Saturday Session
    To raise funds for the victims of the Beirut explosion, some of Australia’s most celebrated authors, poets and academics of Lebanese and Arab backgrounds will come together for two nights of online discussions about the literature of the Arab diaspora.
  • Thu, Sep 03
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    Ketan Joshi and Daisy Jeffrey in Conversation
    Join Ketan Joshi, author of 'Windfall: Unlocking a Fossil-Free Future', and youth climate activist Daisy Jeffrey, author of 'On Hope', as they discuss the climate emergency, policy failures, and reasons to be hopeful for the future.
  • Wed, Sep 02
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    Ewa Ramsey - The Morbids
    'The Morbids' by Ewa Ramsey is a beautiful, funny, and universally relatable story of hidden loneliness and the power of compassion and companionship reminds us that life is an adventure truly worth living. It's speaks volumes about the power of a little kindness. Ewa chats with Hannah-Rose Yee.
  • Mon, Aug 31
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    Rob Sturrock - How to Raise a Boy
    This world needs good men, perhaps now more than ever. Written from the front line of fatherhood, journalist Rob Sturrock grapples with the daily challenges of raising boys who can thrive. He chats with Angela Priestley.
  • Fri, Aug 28
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    S. J. Watson - Final Cut
    A documentary maker travels to a sleepy fishing village to shoot her new film and encounters a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl. 'Final Cut' is the gripping new psychological thriller from S.J. Watson, bestselling author of 'Before I Go to Sleep'. He chats with Anna Downes.
  • Thu, Aug 27
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    Charlotte McConaghy - The Last Migration
    Spanning continents and seas, Charlotte McConaghy's 'The Last Migration' is an ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened, and an epic story of the possibility of hope against all odds. It's so good, we made it our Book of the Month for August! Charlotte chats with James Bradley on Zoom.
  • Mon, Aug 24
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    Jenna Guillaume - You Were Made for Me
    We're thrilled to host Jenna Guillaume, whose new YA novel is 'You Were Made for Me'. If like us you #LoveOzYA then this is the event for you! Jenna appears in conversation with our very own Mischa Parkee!
  • Thu, Aug 20
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    Betty O'Neill - The Other Side of Absence
    Honest and compelling, with elements of a cold case detective story, Betty O'Neill's 'The Other Side of Absence' is a memoir of resilience and strength as a daughter reconciles the damage and trauma wrought on families by war. Betty appears in-conversation with Patti Miller.
  • Mon, Aug 17
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    Gabriel Bergmoser - The Hunted
    Set to be one of the most talked about Australian books of 2020, 'The Hunted' by Gabriel Bergmoser is a visceral, tense, and utterly electric novel set on a lonely, deserted highway, deep in the Australian badlands. Gabriel appears in conversation with Melanie Kembrey.
  • Thu, Aug 13
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    Laura Dalrymple and Grant Hilliard - The Ethical Omnivore
    Laura Dalrymple & Grant Hilliard from the renowned Feather and Bone Providores bring you The Ethical Omnivore, a user-friendly recipe and handbook that will open your eyes to a better, more ethical way to buy, cook & eat meat. They chat with Charlotte Wood.

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