Member Loginmenu

Upcoming Events

Gail Jones in conversation with Emmett Stinson

Written as part of her 2022 Hedberg Residency, Gail Jones’ masterly new novel is partially set in Hobart.
ONE ANOTHER traverses the borders between art and life, in a journey through literary history and emotional landscapes. Gail Jones is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. She is the author of two short-story collections and nine novels, and her work has been translated into several languages and has received numerous literary awards. She lives in Sydney.
Emmett Stinson is a writer, and Lecturer in Literary Cultures and Head of English at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of Murnane (MUP, 2023).

More information and bookings
right
Author Talk: Robyn Annear at the Sam Merrifield Library (VIC)

What better defines a city than its street corners? Melbourne's favourite historian, Robyn Annear, takes us on an unorthodox tour with wit and humour in her new book, Corners of Melbourne: The great orange-peel panic and other stories from the streets. Bizarre, baroque and mostly forgotten stories of pillar boxes, pubs, lamp-posts and larrikins.

Join Robyn Annear to chat about all things Melbourne at the Sam Merrifield Library. 

Free, but bookings are essential. 

More information and bookings
right
Sorrento Writers Festival 2024

The second Sorrento Writers Festival starts Thursday April 25. A weekend of great conversations in the historic coastal town awaits! See Text authors Garry Disher, Gail Jones, Kate Grenville, Helen Elliott, Judith Brett, W.H. Chong, Peter Singer, Clare Wright, Sarah Krasnostein, and Magda Szubanski More info and program here.

More information and bookings
right
Author panel: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night with Garry Disher

Join Text author Garry Disher at the Sorrento Writers Festival on a panel alongside Shelley Burr, Aoife Clifford and Adrian Hyland with Liz Porter discussing page-turner novels and why we love them.

Bookings required.

 

More information and bookings
right
Author talk: Garry Disher in conversation with Tim Constantine

Join Text author Garry Disher in conversation with Tim Constantine, as they discuss Disher's latest novel, SanctuaryStaged in partnership with Collins Booksellers on Lydiard.

Sanctuary is a thrilling new standalone set in regional SA, from one of Australia's most esteemed crime authors.

Attendee price: $20 bookings essential incl. afternoon tea of jam, scones & cream, tea & coffee.

More information and bookings
right
Book Launch: Suddenly Single at Sixty by Jo Peck (VIC)

Join us to celebrate the launch of Jo Peck's Suddenly Single at Sixty.

This inspiring, witty and at times hilarious memoir tells the story of the road from shock and despair to an unexpected new life, of friendship, romance and racy sex—proof that being suddenly single at sixty is not the end, it's an opportunity for a fabulous new beginning.

Free, but bookings are essential.

More information and bookings
right
Nova Weetman at the Brisbane Writers Festival (QLD)

In this session at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Nova Weetman will share how she has used real people and events when writing books for young adults and middle-grade readers.

Focusing on her YA book Everything Is Changed, which is based on a real event, and two historical middle-grade novels, Outlaw Girls and Elsewhere Girls, Nova will talk about the research involved in using real figures from history and how important it is to get it right. Nova will also touch on the ethics involved in writing about your own life in memoir.

Aimed at students in lower–middle secondary.

More information and bookings
right
Megan Williams at the Brisbane Writers Festival (QLD)

Growing up is hard, but reading these sensitive, melancholy books is like talking to a friend who’s seen it all.

Megan Williams, author of Let's Never Speak of This Again, and Biffy James discuss writing the delicate balance of loss and hopefulness, how we’re shaped by our troubles and the importance of coming to terms with grief.

More information and bookings
right
John Morrissey at the Brisbane Writers Festival (QLD)

Join us for a rapid-fire extravaganza, where a sensational selection of authors will read from their work in less than an hour. Will we beat the clock? Hopefully. Will it be wildly entertaining either way? Absolutely. Come along for more yarns than you could poke a forked stick at and discover your new favourite writer in the process! 

Featuring John Morrisseya Melbourne writer of Kalkadoon descent and author of Firelight. His work has been published in OverlandVoiceworksMeanjin and the anthology This All Come Back Now. He was the winner of the 2020 Boundless Mentorship and the runner-up for the 2018 Nakata Brophy Prize.

More information and bookings
right
Claire Christian at the Brisbane Writers Festival (QLD)

The pleasures and pitfalls of love in all its forms are rendered in vivid detail by these marvellous writers. From the pangs of desire to the comfort of friendship, these authors have their fingers on the pulse in matters of the heart.

Claire Christian, author of West Side Honey, It's Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake and Beautiful Mess, speaks with Anita Heiss, Michelle Upton, Brydie Lee-Kennedy and Kimberley Allsopp at the Brisbane Writers Festival. 

More information and bookings
right