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Location: Prahran, Vic., Australia

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140 High Street, Prahran, Victoria 3181 Australia
Prahran Library (0.1 miles)
180 Greville Street, Prahran, Victoria 3181 Australia
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Rear of 115 Greville Street, Prahran, Vic 3181 Australia
Alternate Worlds (0.3 miles)
76 Chapel Street, Windsor, Victoria 3181 Australia
38 Chapel St, Windsor, Melbourne, VIC 318 Australia
513 Malvern Road, Hawksburn, Vic 3142 Australia
606 High Street, Prahran, VIC 3181 Australia
340 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Australia
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214 St Kilda Road, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
Bookhouse (1.0 miles)
137 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VICTORIA 3182 Australia
91 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
3 - 13 William Street, Balaclava, Victoria 3183 Australia
112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
Grant's Bookshop (1.4 miles)
Rear 909 High Street, Armadale, 3143 VIC Australia
Books Illustrated (1.5 miles)
300 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Victoria 3206 Australia
1067 High St, Armadale, VIC Australia
corner Nimmo & Richardson Streets, Middle Park, VIC 3206 Australia
Booktalk (1.8 miles)
91 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia
415 Church Street, Richmond, Vic 3121 Australia
Readings - Malvern (2.0 miles)
185 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
Jeffreys Books (2.1 miles)
140 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
Books in Print (2.1 miles)
100 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
Corner Montague Street & Dundas Place, Albert Park, Vic 3206 Australia
corner Bank & Perrins Streets, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

Local events

Jul
22
Anne Manne On Narcissism
In 2006, Anne Manne’s essay on New Narcissism was a chilling and prescient overview of the direction in which society was headed. Since its publication in The Monthly eight years ago, her observations on self-obsession and the startling lack of empathy in our world have been magnified in surprising (and sometimes shocking) ways.

In her new book, The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism, Anne scrutinises how prevalent narcissistic tendencies have become in popular culture, the workplace and social media. From Anders Breivik through Sarah Palin, Kevin Rudd, Tiger Woods and the Kardashians, she highlights how deeply narcissism runs in contemporary life, and looks at just how destructive a force it can be when left unchecked.

Anne’s books include Motherhood: How Should we Care for our Children? and So This is Life: Scenes from a Country Childhood. She is also a popular essayist, known for her unique and powerful insights on topics such as loneliness, pornography and the pressures on families.

Hosting this discussion will be the editor of the Monthly, Nick Feik.

Presenters

Anne Manne

Anne Manne is a Melbourne writer, essayist and social philosopher. She has been a regular columnist for The Australian and The Age.

Nick Feik

Nick Feik is the editor of the Monthly magazine. (rodneyvc)
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Jul
22
Annie Hauxwell - Author Talk & Book Signing
Readings - Carlton, Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm
Annie Hauxwell, A morbid habit
Author Talk & Book Signing
Free Event
Public
Ph: 03 9347 6633 (added from Penguin Australia)
Jul
22
Gary Mehigan - Literary Dinner
The Common Cafe, Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm
Gary Mehigan, Favourites: Over 100 Recipes to Cook at Home
Literary Dinner
Tickets: $75 per person
Public
Ph: 03 9439 8700 (added from Penguin Australia)
Jul
23
Points of View: Ron Mueck: Two women 2005
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing and Ideas, Wednesday, July 23 at 6:15pm
Certain timeless works of art make us see the world differently. By experiencing famous paintings or sculptures, we can form an idea of what life was like when they were created.

But how much can iconic art teach us about the world today? Taking four historical works as a starting point, our guests make a series of lateral leaps to explore the diversity of the modern world through the prism of classic art.

After a curator from the National Gallery of Victoria places the work in context, three different speakers will explore the tangents that arise, leading the discussion surrounding the piece in new and unexpected directions. The evening concludes with a creative response directly inspired by the artwork itself.

In this instalment, media scholar Patricia Edgar joins medical oncologist and author Ranjana Srivastava and Ron Mueck curator David Hurlston to respond to Ron Mueck’s Two women. Hosted by Simon Abrahams.

Presented by the Wheeler Centre and the NGV.

Presenters

Patricia Edgar

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Patricia Edgar has been an educator, an activist, an author, a media regulator, a film and television producer and a leader in the media industry.

Simon Abrahams

Simon Abrahams is the Wheeler Centre’s Head of Programming.

Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist, who’s first book is Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with my patients about life and death.

David Hurlston

David Hurlston is Curator, Australian Art and Coordinator, NGV Studio at the National Gallery of Victoria. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria. 3000
Jul
24
Lunchbox / Soapbox: Simon Griffiths: On Giving a Crap
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing and Ideas, Thursday, July 24 at 12:45pm
Two and a half billion people across the world have no access to a toilet. This lack of sanitation in the developing world results in 2000 children under five dying every day.

In July 2012, Simon Griffiths and his business partners launched Who Gives a Crap, a venture that manufactures toilet paper and donates 50% of the profits to building toilets and improving sanitation in the developing world. To attract investment, Simon sat on a toilet in a draughty warehouse for 50 hours.

Two years later, Simon visits Lunchbox/Soapbox to talk about the Who Gives a Crap business model, his new venture Shebeen (a bar that hands its profits over to the drink’s country of origin), and how social enterprise can be a means towards a global revolution.

Lunchbox/Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the performance space from 12.20pm.

Presenter

Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths is an engineer and economist turned social entrepreneur. His latest venture is an ethical home products company. Its flagship product is Who Gives A Crap, an environmentally friendly toilet paper that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. He is also well known for his work as co-founder of Shebeen, Australia’s first non-profit bar. (rodneyvc)
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Jul
24
Erotic Fan Fiction
Gee, it’s kind of hot on the bridge, don’t you think? Why don’t you put down that tribble and slip into your casual uniform, Mister Spock, while I put on some Barry White and open a bottle of wine? And has anyone ever told you what big ears you have? All the better to hear your moans, Captain.

The worlds of fantasy and literature combine in this ever-popular event, in which our guests are released from the brig and run amok below decks, taking their favourite works of fiction and adding a frisson of galactic sexiness.

From Jane Austen to George R.R. Martin, our nymphomaniacs expose all the unspoken desire that simmers under the surface. Come down for a night of passion, pillow talk and heavy breathing as Erotic Fan Fiction loads its torpedoes and boldly goes where no one has gone before. (rodneyvc)
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Jul
25
Good conversation. Great wine: Hannah Kent
Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction. Featuring the curious case of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be hanged in Iceland, it was one of the international success stories of 2013.

Join her as she recounts how she came to write the story of this misunderstood woman, in conversation with Jo Case.

Arrive 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

Good conversation. Great wine.

This winter, the Wheeler Centre will transport a taste of the best Australian writing to the Mornington Peninsula.

On selected Friday nights, you can enjoy all the elements of the very best dinner party, courtesy of us: great guests, stimulating conversation and excellent food and wine.

Some of your favourite local writers will be interviewed in the gorgeous surrounds of the Montalto dining room, while you eat, drink and relax.

Presenters

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Burial Rites is her first novel.

Jo Case

Jo Case is the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria 3937
Jul
26
Jane Tanner - Book Launch
The Little Bookroom, Saturday, July 26 at 3pm
Jane Tanner, The Soldier's Gift
Book Launch
Free Event
Public
Ph: 03 9387 9837 (added from Penguin Australia)
Jul
26
Words & music: Hannah Kent & Lior
All of our lives have soundtracks. We cherish certain songs that have meant something to us in our lives, and lyrics that have helped us through tough times and inspired us to do better, or think differently. Similarly, most of us have a mental shortlist of seminal books, short stories or poems that have made a difference to us – pieces of writing that have formed who we are.

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In the second instalment of Words and Music, debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rites has been an international sensation, is joined by ARIA-award-nominated singer/songwriter Lior, whose first album Autumn Flow is one of the most successful Australian releases in recent history.

Hannah will tell us about two pieces of music that have inspired her work as a writer, while Lior reveals two pieces of writing that have helped shape his musical direction. We eavesdrop on their exchange of treasures, and the conversation that ensues.

This event is hosted by Genevieve Lacey, at the Substation in Newport.

Presented in partnership with The Substation.

Presenters

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Burial Rites is her first novel.

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Passionate about contemporary music, she creates possibilities and contexts for new music, people and ideas.

Lior

Lior Attar, better known simply as Lior, is an independent Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: The Substation, 1 Market Street Newport Victoria 3015
Jul
30
Epic Fail
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing and Ideas, Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm
If you want to succeed, you have to start by failing, and failing big. If you haven’t experienced the downside, the frustration, the rejection, then how can you appreciate the sweetness of success when it finally comes?

Australians from all walks of life come together on one big night to revel in the obstacles they have surmounted and the failures that have propelled them to the top of their game.

The reigning queen of rice-paper rolls, Nahji Chu, tried her hand at acting, fashion design and journalism before founding the MissChu chain of restaurants. Sarah Blasko is an ARIA award-winning singer/songwriter whose albums of heartbreak and melancholy found huge success. Paralympian Sam Bramham competed in a number of sports and won gold medals in swimming, famously convincing US media that his leg had been ‘chomped off by a kangaroo.’

Join these speakers, plus Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen, former independent MP Rob Oakeshott and historian/Stella-winning author Clare Wright, plus Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, for an evening of tales guaranteed to amuse, thrill … and convince you that an epic fail is not necessarily the end of the story. For these inspirational Australians, spectacular failure has proven to be little more than a bump in the road to genuine greatness. Go fail!

Presenters

Sam Bramham

Sam Bramham entered Paralympic competition with a splash when he broke the 100m butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympic, his first games, at the age of 16. Since then he has travelled the world winning golds, breaking records and experiencing life at events such as the 2006 Melboune Commonwealth Games, 2007 South African World Championship and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Nahji Chu

Nga Chu, known to everyone as Nahji or Miss Chu and to those who get in her way, as ‘The Queen of Rice Paper Rolls’ is the founder and creative director of misschu.

Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko is a songwriter, musician and producer.

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson was appointed Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner in February 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was a public policy analyst and a policy director at the world’s oldest free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs.

Rob Oakeshott

Rob Oakeshott was the Independent member for Lyne in the House of Representatives from 2008-13. Prior to that, he had been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, elected in 1996 as the National Party candidate. He left the party to become an Independent in 2002 and retained the seat until 2008. The Independent Member from Lyne : A Memoir (Allen & Unwin) is his first book.

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen is a writer and editor, formerly with the Sydney Morning Herald. He has won the Walkley’s Young Print Journalist of the Year and the United Nation’s Media Peace Award.

Clare Wright

Clare Wright is a historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. She is the 2014 winner of the Stella Prize. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. 3000
Jul
30
Susan McLean - Author Talk & Book Signing
Eltham Book Shop, Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm
Susan McLean, Sexts, Texts and Selfies: How to keep your children safe in the digital space
Author Talk & Book Signing
Tickets $Cost: $35.00 per person or $45.00 per family (1 adult and 1 child 12years -16 years old) includes a signed copy of the book or a $30.00 gift voucher and light refreshments.
Public
Ph: 03 9439 8700 (added from Penguin Australia)… (more)
Jul
30
Mark Wilson, author and illustrator
Mark Wilson is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of books for children. He has a passion for Australian history and the environment. Recent picture books include Angel of Kokoda, The Afghanistan pup and My mother’s eyes: the story of a boy soldier. As part of the evening, the winners of Moreland's annual short story writing competition will be announced and prizes presented. (Chris-86)
Jul
31
Mark Latham
Former Labor Party leader Mark Latham has always been one of the sharpest critics of Australian politics, both during his tenure in power and in more recent years through his books, essays and commentary.

In his latest book, The Political Bubble: Why Australians Don’t Trust Politics, he explores how the parties on both sides have lost touch with constituents by moving away from the mainstream towards the extremes of left and right, to the detriment of all.

Presenter

Mark Latham

Mark Latham is an Australian writer and former politician. He was leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. His latest book is The Political Bubble: Why Australians Don’t Trust Politics. (rodneyvc)
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Jul
31
John Williamson - In Conversation
The Common Cafe, Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm
John Williamson, Hey True Blue
In Conversation
Tickets $65
Public
Ph: 03 9439 8700 (added from Penguin Australia)
Aug
2
Gary Mehigan - Book Signing
Costco - Docklands, Saturday, August 2 at 12:30pm
Gary Mehigan, Favourites: Over 100 Recipes to Cook at Home
Book Signing
Free Event
Public (added from Penguin Australia)
Aug
4
Bob Brown On Optimism in Geelong
Bob Brown spent 20 years as leader of The Greens and has been involved in politics for most of his life. He has seen successive governments on both sides of the political divide come and go, and fought numerous campaigns championing human rights and fighting for the preservation of the environment. Throughout it all, he has managed to remain upbeat and optimistic. Where does this optimism come from, and how important is a positive outlook for propagating change?

Bob is one of Australia’s most loved and charismatic political figures. His new book Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action sees him speak for the first time since his retirement from public life. In it he recalls the key events that have left a lasting impression on him, the ideas that have captured his imagination, and his belief in optimism as a powerful agent that can make a real difference.

The Wheeler Centre presents Bob Brown On Optimism at three venues: in Melbourne, Geelong and in our first ever Hobart event. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most outspoken politicians in recent history discuss how remaining optimistic in the face of tough challenges is the only realistic way forward.

Presenter

Bob Brown

Bob Brown resigned as leader of The Greens and from the Australian Senate in June 2012. He led the Australian Greens from the party’s foundation in 1992 until April 2012 (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Deakin's Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria. 3220
Aug
5
Bob Brown On Optimism in Melbourne
Bob Brown spent 20 years as leader of The Greens and has been involved in politics for most of his life. He has seen successive governments on both sides of the political divide come and go, and fought numerous campaigns championing human rights and fighting for the preservation of the environment. Throughout it all, he has managed to remain upbeat and optimistic. Where does this optimism come from, and how important is a positive outlook for propagating change?

Bob is one of Australia’s most loved and charismatic political figures. His new book Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action sees him speak for the first time since his retirement from public life. In it he recalls the key events that have left a lasting impression on him, the ideas that have captured his imagination, and his belief in optimism as a powerful agent that can make a real difference.

In Melbourne, Bob will be introduced by Noni Hazlehurst.

The Wheeler Centre presents Bob Brown On Optimism at three venues: in Melbourne, Geelong and in our first ever Hobart event. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most outspoken politicians in recent history discuss how remaining optimistic in the face of tough challenges is the only realistic way forward.

Presenters

Bob Brown

Bob Brown resigned as leader of The Greens and from the Australian Senate in June 2012. He led the Australian Greens from the party’s foundation in 1992 until April 2012.

Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia’s favourite actors and presenters. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria. 3000
Aug
5
Bob Brown - Bob Brown on Optimism in Melbourne
Melbourne Town Hall, Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30pm
Bob Brown
Bob Brown on Optimism in Melbourne
$20 and $12 concession
Public (added from Penguin Australia)
Aug
6
Blue Movies: Sex and Sexuality on Screen
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing and Ideas, Wednesday, August 6 at 5:30pm
From Wetlands to My Mistress, MIFF 14 is filled with risqué business. But the question is, how do you write 'meaningful' sex on screen in a way that isn’t meaningless sleaze?

Writer and journalist Clem Bastow talks to Stephan Elliot (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Ana Kokkinos (Head On, Blessed), respected academic Barbara Creed, and American directors Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) and Joe Swanberg (Happy Christmas, Drinking Buddies, MIFF 13) about using the sex scene to actually say something new.

Co-presented with the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Presenters

Clem Bastow

Clem Bastow is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and music critic.

Ana Kokkinos

Acclaimed writer/director Ana Kokkinos’ career spans film and TV.

Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg is an American independent filmmaker and actor. His films include Happy Christmas and Drinking Buddies. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: The Cube, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Flinders Street Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria. 3000
Aug
6
Anna George - Author Talk & Book Signing
Malt Cafe, Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30pm
Anna George, What came before
Author Talk & Book Signing
Tickets $50
Public
Ph: 03 9589 4638 (added from Penguin Australia)
Aug
6
Bob Brown On Optimism in Hobart
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing and Ideas, Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30pm
Bob Brown spent 20 years as leader of The Greens and has been involved in politics for most of his life. He has seen successive governments on both sides of the political divide come and go, and fought numerous campaigns championing human rights and fighting for the preservation of the environment. Throughout it all, he has managed to remain upbeat and optimistic. Where does this optimism come from, and how important is a positive outlook for propagating change?

Bob is one of Australia’s most loved and charismatic political figures. His new book Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action sees him speak for the first time since his retirement from public life. In it he recalls the key events that have left a lasting impression on him, the ideas that have captured his imagination, and his belief in optimism as a powerful agent that can make a real difference.

The Wheeler Centre presents Bob Brown On Optimism at three venues: in Melbourne, Geelong and in our first ever Hobart event. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most outspoken politicians in recent history discuss how remaining optimistic in the face of tough challenges is the only realistic way forward.

Presenters

Bob Brown

Bob Brown resigned as leader of The Greens and from the Australian Senate in June 2012. He led the Australian Greens from the party’s foundation in 1992 until April 2012.

Judy Tierney

A state and national award winning journalist with ABC radio and television for over 35 years, Judy Tierney continues to contribute to various programmes despite her ‘retirement’. (rodneyvc)
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Event location: Theatre Royal, 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania. 7000
Aug
26
Honey Brown - Author Talk & Book Signing
Camberwell Library, Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm
Honey Brown, Through The Cracks
Author Talk & Book Signing
Free Event
Public
Ph: 03 9278 4666 (added from Penguin Australia)
Nov
29
Rodney Dunn - Cooking Class
The Essential Ingredient Prahran, Saturday, November 29 at 10am
Rodney Dunn, The agrarian kitchen
Cooking Class
$275.00
Public
Ph: (03) 9827 9047 (added from Penguin Australia)
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