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Work in Progress 2017
1 May 2017, Immigration Museum
An annual forum on workers' rights, the labour market and career development for migrant workers and young professionals in Australia.
1 Jun 2017, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
Leading US junior fiction and illustrated fiction author Kate DiCamillo and Sally Rippin discuss the importance of reading and writing for all ages.
Nation, Clan, Self: Paul Beatty, Susan Faludi & Ivan Coyote
29 May 2017, Melbourne City Conference Centre
Join three acclaimed international authors and artists whose work questions what it means to write the self and nationhood.
25 May 2017, Melbourne City Conference Centre
See Ian Rankin, king of tartan noir, talk mystery, mythology and literary cities with Australian author Shane Maloney.
Big Time: James Gleick
11 May 2017, Melbourne City Conference Centre
Come hear the remarkable polymath James Gleick wax scientific about Wells and wormholes, outer space and cyberspace, the past, present and future.
You Have Something to Say
13 May 2017, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
Ladies come and join The Penguin Club for a day questioning, discussion and participation.
Reconciliation Week at the Archives
2 Jun 2017, Victorian Archives Centre
The Victorian Archives Centre have two free events this Reconciliation Week - an archives tour and 'Bessy Flowers: No Longer a Wandering Spirit'.
The Courageous Path of Regret Free Living
6 May 2017, Melbourne Museum
Bronnie Ware shares her tools for becoming a more courageous, more authentic self.
Is Democracy Broken?
17 May 2017, Deakin Edge
Public commentator Barry Jones, rights advocate Fiona McLeod, and Melbourne Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier will discuss modern democracy.
The Role of Place in Civic Innovation with Jason Schupbach
2 May 2017, Deakin Edge
Hear the keynote presentation for Melbourne Knowledge Week on the topic of urban design, presented by Melbourne Conversations.
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