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Opening Night

“It is my soul that calls upon my name; How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night like softest music to attending ears!” — William Shakespeare Join two of Melbourne’s best...
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Tony Wilson
Tony Birch

Truganini – walking through the myth

‘A book of unquestionable national importance’ – Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania. Have you ever wondered why an area of Hobsons Bay is devoted to the name Truganina? Truganini’s...
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Catherine Lewis
Cassandra Pybus

Counting our blessings: How to convey the lived experience to the lucky country

Alice Pung (One Hundred Days, Unpolished Gem) was born in Footscray a month after her parents Kuan and Keen arrived in Australia. Alice’s father, Kuan – a survivor of Pol...
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Bruno Lettieri
Yout A. Alaak
Shokoofeh Azar
Alice Pung

The Women and the Girls

2020 and 2021 have been watershed moments; times of great change. The stunning scenes of Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo Movement have made us spectators to history happening under...
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Laura Bloom
Sarah L’Estrange

You are what you read: Diversity in children’s books

Our world is forever changing and the books we share with our children need to reflect this. Books can be transformative and they can be affirming; they are windows into...
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Michael Earp
Nevo Zisin
Cal Wilson
Amal Abou-Eid

Sea of Dreamers – Homegrown Hobsons Bay authors

“We wrapped our dreams in words and patterned the words so that they would live forever, unforgettable.” – Neil Gaiman On seas of words we dream, the writer navigating through...
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HC Gildfind
Nicholas Abdilla
Vicki Milliken
Helen Penrose

The Song of the Crocodile

You can hear the music in this novel; it seems to sing off the page. Even a tin ear could make a tune from these words. Yuwaalaraay woman Nardi Simpson...
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Nelly Thomas
Nardi Simpson

STEM Stars

“Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life” – Rosalind Franklin, an overlooked female figure who helped uncover the structure of DNA. So why are there so few women...
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Rebecca Lim
Emily Gale
Elena Turner
Claire Saxby

Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence

“I see far more in the countryside than charm. I see infinite splendours.” Reading the novel, one can actually feel the shape of the land, the sunshine, the cloud cover;...
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Sofie Laguna
Bruno Lettieri

The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith and Sarah Krasnostein

The world spins ever faster on ever smaller dimes and we, with vertigo, watch in the bottom of a crucible, wondering when it will all fall in on itself. Award-winning...
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Sarah Krasnostein
Sonia Orchard

Heroes Next Door

However you spent lockdown, there is a good chance you discovered a new lens through which to observe you patch. Siblings Hilde Hinton and Samuel Johnson OAM published Heroes Next...
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Hilde Hinton
Samuel Johnson
Jacinta Parsons

Cast Your Eyes Astern

Come along and celebrate the launch of Cast Your Eyes Astern. Cast Your Eyes Astern is the fifth attempt to publish a documented history of the Royal Yacht Club of...
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Ann Goodwin

Thirty Years in the Making

What is it that keeps a writer writing? Three decades in the making for Nikolai the Perfect. Williamstown entity Jim McIntyre’s debut novel was published in September 2020 – a...
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Bram Presser
Jim McIntyre

Walking Circles

Hone your eyes to old signage, details of architecture, traces of the past, and secrets hidden in plain sight. Join Nick Gadd, author of Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss,...
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Nick Gadd

Truganini – walking through the myth

‘A book of unquestionable national importance’ – Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania. Have you ever wondered why an area of Hobsons Bay is devoted to the name Truganina? Truganini’s...
Read More
Catherine Lewis
Cassandra Pybus

Counting our blessings: How to convey the lived experience to the lucky country

Alice Pung (One Hundred Days, Unpolished Gem) was born in Footscray a month after her parents Kuan and Keen arrived in Australia. Alice’s father, Kuan – a survivor of Pol...
Read More
Bruno Lettieri
Yout A. Alaak
Shokoofeh Azar
Alice Pung

The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021

Come along to the celebration of the annual statewide Ada Cambridge Writing Prizes 2021 and the inaugural Jennifer Burbidge Writing Prize. Join Adas’ judges Lis Grove and Dr Chris Ringrose...
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Lis Grove
Chris Ringrose

The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…

Swan in, in silver, to be part of the inaugural Vision Splendid, live on stage in Williamstown’s gorgeous Ballroom. Come be part of the unmasked scene of Melbourne with the...
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Cal Wilson
Dave O’Neil
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Jacinta Parsons
Simi Genzuik
Dean’s Martini
Leigh Hobbs

The People’s Choice Awards

An annual festival favourite, the People’s Choice returns to the Pirate’s Tavern on Sunday June 20 at 4pm. After a successful albeit curious Zoom event last year, winners were rewarded...
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Chris Ringrose

Heroes Next Door

However you spent lockdown, there is a good chance you discovered a new lens through which to observe you patch. Siblings Hilde Hinton and Samuel Johnson OAM published Heroes Next...
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Hilde Hinton
Samuel Johnson
Jacinta Parsons

Cosy Bedtime Stories

Reckon you’re too old for a bedtime story? Never! There’s nothing better than rugging up in your comfiest clothes, enjoying a warm drink and relaxing while you listen to a...
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Julie Anne Grasso

You are what you read: Diversity in children’s books

Our world is forever changing and the books we share with our children need to reflect this. Books can be transformative and they can be affirming; they are windows into...
Read More
Michael Earp
Nevo Zisin
Cal Wilson
Amal Abou-Eid

Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10

As if by apparating, the great Dr Karl Kruszelnicki bursts live onto the big screen in the Ballroom at the Williamstown Town Hall, offering answers to all the questions you...
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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Stella Kinsella

Cosy Bedtime Stories

Reckon you’re too old for a bedtime story? Never! There’s nothing better than rugging up in your comfiest clothes, enjoying a warm drink and relaxing while you listen to a...
Read More
Julie Anne Grasso

Street Libraries

Curious about Street Libraries? How to get one? Build one? Host one? Street Libraries are boxes attached to a property that provide small, free book exchanges for the community to...
Read More

You are what you read: Diversity in children’s books

Our world is forever changing and the books we share with our children need to reflect this. Books can be transformative and they can be affirming; they are windows into...
Read More
Michael Earp
Nevo Zisin
Cal Wilson
Amal Abou-Eid

The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021

Come along to the celebration of the annual statewide Ada Cambridge Writing Prizes 2021 and the inaugural Jennifer Burbidge Writing Prize. Join Adas’ judges Lis Grove and Dr Chris Ringrose...
Read More
Lis Grove
Chris Ringrose

Tough Guy Book Club

Join the goons of Tough Guy Book Club who know a thing or two about drinking beers and reading books to have your questions answered at this excellent event. Hear...
Read More

Thirty Years in the Making

What is it that keeps a writer writing? Three decades in the making for Nikolai the Perfect. Williamstown entity Jim McIntyre’s debut novel was published in September 2020 – a...
Read More
Bram Presser
Jim McIntyre

The People’s Choice Awards

An annual festival favourite, the People’s Choice returns to the Pirate’s Tavern on Sunday June 20 at 4pm. After a successful albeit curious Zoom event last year, winners were rewarded...
Read More
Chris Ringrose

Walking Circles

Hone your eyes to old signage, details of architecture, traces of the past, and secrets hidden in plain sight. Join Nick Gadd, author of Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss,...
Read More
Nick Gadd

Opening Night

“It is my soul that calls upon my name; How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night like softest music to attending ears!” — William Shakespeare Join two of Melbourne’s best...
Read More
Tony Wilson
Tony Birch

Truganini – walking through the myth

‘A book of unquestionable national importance’ – Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania. Have you ever wondered why an area of Hobsons Bay is devoted to the name Truganina? Truganini’s...
Read More
Catherine Lewis
Cassandra Pybus

Counting our blessings: How to convey the lived experience to the lucky country

Alice Pung (One Hundred Days, Unpolished Gem) was born in Footscray a month after her parents Kuan and Keen arrived in Australia. Alice’s father, Kuan – a survivor of Pol...
Read More
Bruno Lettieri
Yout A. Alaak
Shokoofeh Azar
Alice Pung

The Women and the Girls

2020 and 2021 have been watershed moments; times of great change. The stunning scenes of Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo Movement have made us spectators to history happening under...
Read More
Laura Bloom
Sarah L’Estrange

The Song of the Crocodile

You can hear the music in this novel; it seems to sing off the page. Even a tin ear could make a tune from these words. Yuwaalaraay woman Nardi Simpson...
Read More
Nelly Thomas
Nardi Simpson

Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence

“I see far more in the countryside than charm. I see infinite splendours.” Reading the novel, one can actually feel the shape of the land, the sunshine, the cloud cover;...
Read More
Sofie Laguna
Bruno Lettieri

The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith and Sarah Krasnostein

The world spins ever faster on ever smaller dimes and we, with vertigo, watch in the bottom of a crucible, wondering when it will all fall in on itself. Award-winning...
Read More
Sarah Krasnostein
Sonia Orchard

Heroes Next Door

However you spent lockdown, there is a good chance you discovered a new lens through which to observe you patch. Siblings Hilde Hinton and Samuel Johnson OAM published Heroes Next...
Read More
Hilde Hinton
Samuel Johnson
Jacinta Parsons

STEM Stars

“Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life” – Rosalind Franklin, an overlooked female figure who helped uncover the structure of DNA. So why are there so few women...
Read More
Rebecca Lim
Emily Gale
Elena Turner
Claire Saxby

Opening Night

“It is my soul that calls upon my name; How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night like softest music to attending ears!” — William Shakespeare Join two of Melbourne’s best...
Read More
Tony Wilson
Tony Birch

The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…

Swan in, in silver, to be part of the inaugural Vision Splendid, live on stage in Williamstown’s gorgeous Ballroom. Come be part of the unmasked scene of Melbourne with the...
Read More
Cal Wilson
Dave O’Neil
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Jacinta Parsons
Simi Genzuik
Dean’s Martini
Leigh Hobbs

Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10

As if by apparating, the great Dr Karl Kruszelnicki bursts live onto the big screen in the Ballroom at the Williamstown Town Hall, offering answers to all the questions you...
Read More
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Stella Kinsella

Tough Guy Book Club

Join the goons of Tough Guy Book Club who know a thing or two about drinking beers and reading books to have your questions answered at this excellent event. Hear...
Read More

The People’s Choice Awards

An annual festival favourite, the People’s Choice returns to the Pirate’s Tavern on Sunday June 20 at 4pm. After a successful albeit curious Zoom event last year, winners were rewarded...
Read More
Chris Ringrose

How to be an Author

In this online event featuring How to Be an Author, Fremantle Press takes you behind the scenes with some great life hacks for an author in Australia. Over three panels...
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Holden Sheppard

Channelling your Creativity…strolling with the senses

Join multi-published, award-winning local author, Alison Stuart on a ‘sensory’ exploration of Williamstown. As a writer you want to transport your readers to another time, another place and embed them...
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Alison Stuart

Street Libraries

Curious about Street Libraries? How to get one? Build one? Host one? Street Libraries are boxes attached to a property that provide small, free book exchanges for the community to...
Read More

How to be an Author

In this online event featuring How to Be an Author, Fremantle Press takes you behind the scenes with some great life hacks for an author in Australia. Over three panels...
Read More
Holden Sheppard

Channelling your Creativity…strolling with the senses

Join multi-published, award-winning local author, Alison Stuart on a ‘sensory’ exploration of Williamstown. As a writer you want to transport your readers to another time, another place and embed them...
Read More
Alison Stuart

Under the Milky Way tonight…

What happens to contemporary and speculative fiction authors when reality overtakes prescience? Three profoundly creative YA authors meet local writer Matt Davies to discuss how they use their writing to...
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Matt Davies
Amie Kaufman
Holden Sheppard
Lili Wilkinson
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