Past Events

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

  • Mon, 19 Apr
    Newtown Anglican Church - Main Hall
    Want to take action and fight for what’s right, but don’t know where to start? Join us as bright and passionate 17-year-old activist Jean Hinchliffe discusses her book 'Lead the Way' with climate advocate Varsha Yajman.
  • Sat, 03 Apr
    St Stephen's Anglican Church, Newtown
    From Rick Morton, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir 'One Hundred Years of Dirt' comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, 'My Year of Living Vulnerably'. Join Rick Morton and Ellen Fanning as we celebrate the launch of the book.
  • Thu, 01 Apr
    Better Read Than Dead - upstairs
    In 'The Shape of Sound' Fiona Murphy asks, 'How do you build up a sense of robust pride when your body has taught itself to be fearful?' Join us in store as Fiona Murphy discusses her journey in unlearning the habit of secrecy regarding her deafness with acclaimed author Fiona Wright.
  • Thu, 25 Mar
    Town Hall Hotel - Cactus Bar (rooftop)
    Join us to celebrate the launch of award-winning novelist and performance artist Fiona McGregor's latest book 'Buried Not Dead' - a collection of essays on art, literature and performance, sexuality, activism and the life of the city. The book will be launched by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
  • Mon, 22 Mar
    Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
    Candid and surprising, 'Raising Them' is an inspiration to parents and to anyone open to understanding the limitless possibilities of being yourself. Join us as Kyl Myers discusses venturing off on a parenting path less traveled - of not being beholden to the boy-girl binary.
  • Mon, 15 Mar
    Newtown Anglican Church - Main Hall
    The dazzling promise of stem-cell medicine: does it work and will it save us? Join us as Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist takes us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. Professor Rasko will appear in conversation with Robyn Williams.
  • Thu, 11 Mar
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief. 'The Believer' weaves together the stories of six extraordinary ordinary people. It's about ghosts and gods and flying saucers and certainty in the absence of knowledge.
  • Mon, 08 Mar
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    Join us on International Womens Day to celebrate Josephine Taylor's debut novel, 'Eye of a Rook.' Set in 1860s London and contemporary Perth this novel explores the treatment of the female body. Josephine will appear in conversation with Australian prose-poet, critic and scholar Cassandra Atherton.
  • Thu, 04 Mar
    Town Hall Hotel - Cactus Bar (rooftop)
    Join us to celebrate the launch of Kavita Bedford's debut novel, 'Friends & Dark Shapes.' It is a novel of love and loss, of constancy and change. Most of all, it is about looking for connection in an estranged world. Kavita will appear in conversation with acclaimed author Bri Lee.
  • Thu, 11 Feb
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    Missed this event? View it on our Events YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUK4VP4C9Pl-izz6mJcJoQ
  • Mon, 08 Feb
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    'Growing Up Disabled in Australia' is a rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives - – a group whose voices are not heard often enough. Missed this event? Catch up here https://youtu.be/Yhw7HabufOg
  • Thu, 04 Feb
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    A funny and heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him. Gary will appear in conversation with Will Kostakis.
  • Mon, 07 Dec
    Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details
    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, 03 Dec
    Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details
    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, 26 Nov
    Zoom - See your ticket email for the link
    '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, 19 Nov
    Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details
    '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, 12 Nov
    Zoom - see your ticket for the email link
    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, 04 Nov
    Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details
    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.

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