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Emerging Writers’ Festival (VIC)
Emerging Writers Festival

Join authors Melanie Cheng (Australia Day) and Steph Bowe (Night Swimming, All This Could End and Girl Saves Boy) at the 2018 Emerging Writers' Festival. 

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Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (VIC)
Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Join Graeme Simsion, Anne BuistMelanie Cheng and Arnold Zable at the 2018 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival from 21 June - 8 July. 

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Robert Hillman at The Avenue Bookstore (VIC)
Robert Hillman

Join Robert Hillman in conversation with Tim Byrne at The Avenue Bookstore Albert Park. Robert will read from and discuss his heartbreaking new novel The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted.

Bookings essential. Limited seating will be available but cannot be reserved.

Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

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Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist at Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (VIC)
Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Join creative couple Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project) and Anne Buist (This I Would Kill For) as they chat with Nicholas Brasch about the romantic novel they have written together,  Two Steps Forward.

This smart, funny book is about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.

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Melanie Cheng at Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (VIC)
Melanie Cheng

Join Melanie Cheng (Australia Day) for Stereo Stories, a concert celebration of writing, music and memoir. Some of Australia's leading writers will narrate their short stories, based around a song, while the Stereo Stories band plays. Melanie will appear with Arnold Zable, Tony Birch, Jenny Valentish, Danny Katz, and Andy Griffiths.

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Arnold Zable at Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (VIC)
Arnold Zable

Join Arnold Zable (Café ScheherazadeThe Fig Tree) for Stereo Stories, a concert celebration of writing, music and memoir. Some of Australia's leading writers will narrate their short stories, based around a song, while the Stereo Stories band plays. Arnold will appear with Melanie Cheng, Tony Birch, Jenny Valentish, Danny Katz, and Andy Griffiths.

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Garry Disher at Queenscliff Low Light Festival (VIC)
garry disher

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award-winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series, discuss his latest release, Under the Cold Bright Lights.

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Jennifer Down at Hill of Content (VIC)
Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is the highly-acclaimed author of Our Magic Hour and Pulse Points. Join Jennifer for a conversation with bookseller Jaclyn Crupi.

This event is on the first floor, up a flight of stairs.

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Gail Jones at UWA (WA)
Gail Jones

The Death of Noah Glass is the latest novel from celebrated Australian writer Gail Jones. It is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.

Join Gail for a conversation with Tanya Dalziell, Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia.

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High Tea with Jessie Cole at Better Read than Dead (NSW)
Jessie Cole

Staying is a searing memoir by acclaimed novelist Jessie Cole, about surviving personal tragedy and finding a place to heal. Her highly praised novels, Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water, explore similar themes, but it is this, her own powerful storyfilled with profound wisdom and redemptive beauty, that she has been longing to write.

 Join Jessie Cole for a conversation about Staying, over a high tea of sweets, scones, sandwiches and champagne.

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