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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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Opening Night
Opening Night

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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Truganini – walking through the myth
Truganini – walking through the myth

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

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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The Women and the Girls
The Women and the Girls

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

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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Sea of Dreamers – Homegrown Hobsons Bay authors
Sea of Dreamers – Homegrown Hobsons Bay authors
Sea of Dreamers – Homegrown Hobsons Bay authors
Sea of Dreamers – Homegrown Hobsons Bay authors

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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The Song of the Crocodile
The Song of the Crocodile

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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STEM Stars
STEM Stars
STEM Stars
STEM Stars

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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Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence
Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence

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

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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Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door

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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Cast Your Eyes Astern

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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Thirty Years in the Making
Thirty Years in the Making

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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Walking Circles

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
Truganini – walking through the myth
Truganini – walking through the myth

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

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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The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021
The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021

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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The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…

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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The People’s Choice Awards

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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Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door

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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Cosy Bedtime Stories

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

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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Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10
Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10

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
Cosy Bedtime Stories

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

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
The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021
The Ada Cambridge Writing Awards 2021

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...
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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
Thirty Years in the Making
Thirty Years in the Making

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
The People’s Choice Awards

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
Walking Circles

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
Opening Night
Opening Night

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
Truganini – walking through the myth
Truganini – walking through the myth

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

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
The Women and the Girls
The Women and the Girls

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
The Song of the Crocodile
The Song of the Crocodile

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
Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence
Infinite Splendours – Roiling turbulence

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

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
Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door
Heroes Next Door

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
STEM Stars
STEM Stars
STEM Stars
STEM Stars

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
Opening Night
Opening Night

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
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…
The Vision Splendid – Every crowd has a silver lining…

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
Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10
Surfing Science: Hang Ten at 10

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
The People’s Choice Awards

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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How to be an Author

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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Channelling your Creativity…strolling with the senses

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
How to be an Author

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
Channelling your Creativity…strolling with the senses

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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Under the Milky Way tonight…
Under the Milky Way tonight…
Under the Milky Way tonight…
Under the Milky Way tonight…
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