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 Michael  Atherton

Michael Atherton on the cultural history of the piano in Australia

Emeritus Professor Michael Atherton will discuss his new beautifully illustrated book, A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia, which tells the intriguing cultural history of Australia’s relationship with the piano. As well as being a writer, Atherton is a composer and performer across several instruments, and several genres and styles of music. Atherton will be joined by Professor of Music, Mark Pollard.

Free, but please book here.

Date:   Wednesday 18 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Price:   This is a free event

Book Launch: Mental

Book Launch: Mental

Join us for the launch of Mental: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know about Mental Health By Dr Steve Ellen and Catherine Deveny

Book launch
Thursday 19 July, 6pm
Bouvier Bar
159 Lygon St, Brunswick East

To be launched by Rob Selzer

RSVP to [email protected]
by 15 July

 

Date:   Thursday 19 July

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Bouvier Bar, 159 Lygon St, Brunswick East

Price:   This is a free event

 Moreno  Giovannoni

Next Big Thing: Bloodlines Edition with Moreno Giovannoni

Moreno Giovannoni will share a taste of his new work of fiction, The Fireflies of Autumn, at The Wheeler Centre's latest The Next Big Thing event. Bookings are essential. 

 

 

Date:   Monday 23 July

Time:   6:15pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Price:   This is a free event

 Michael  Atherton

Michael Atherton in conversation with Jayson Gillham and Joshua Weilerstein

Pianist Jayson Gillham, the child prodigy from the Queensland bush, and Joshua Weilerstein, who hails from a notable music dynasty, will be performaing Beethoven and Brahms at Hamer Hall. Join them for a free post-concert conversation with Michael Atherton on Monday 23 July inside the Stalls Foyer. 

Date:   Monday 23 July

Time:   8:30pm

Venue: Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Collins Ballarat

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Sunday 29 July

Time:   12:00pm

Venue: Collins Ballarat, 22 Lydiard St, Ballarat VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Readings Carlton

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.

Date:   Monday 30 July

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Readings Pop-Up, Lygon Shopping Court, Carlton VIC 3053

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy in conversation with Martin Flanagan - Booked Out

 

** Please note that this event has booked out **

 

Bob Murphy’s autobiography, Leather Soul, takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three-years as captain of the Western Bulldogs. Hosted by Martin Flanagan, Bob Murppy will explore the people, places and events that have shaped him. 

Date:   Monday 30 July

Time:   6:15pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – WH Smith, Southern Cross Station

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy, and get your copy of Leather Soul signed!

Date:   Tuesday 31 July

Time:   5:00pm

Venue: WH Smith, Southern Cross Station, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy in conversation with Peter Hanlon

Bob Murphy’s autobiography, Leather Soul, takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three-years as captain of the Bulldogs.

Hosted by Peter Hanlon, Bob Murphy will explore the people, places and events that have shaped him. 

Date:   Tuesday 31 July

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: The Junction Hotel, 15 Hall Street, Newport VIC

Price:   $15 (includes ‘footy food’!)

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Robinsons Bookshop Highpoint

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Saturday 4 August

Time:   11:00am

Venue: Robinsons Bookshop Highpoint, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – The Sun Bookshop

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Saturday 4 August

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: The Sun Bookshop, 10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Mira Robertson

Mira Robertson in conversation with Hannie Rayson

Join author and screenwriter Mira Robertson for a delightful evening discussing her glorious debut novel, The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean, with author and playwright Hannie Rayson.

Date:   Saturday 4 August

Time:   7:30pm

Venue: Great Escape Books, 75 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Dymocks Chadstone

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Sunday 5 August

Time:   11:00am

Venue: Dymocks Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Dymocks Bendigo

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Tuesday 7 August

Time:   5:00pm

Venue: Dymocks Bendigo, Shops 13-15, 2 Bath Lane, Bendigo VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy in conversation with Peter Hanlon – Geelong

Bob Murphy’s autobiography, Leather Soul, takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three-years as captain of the Western Bulldogs.

Hosted by Peter Hanlon, Bob Murphy will explore the people, places and events that have shaped him.

Date:   Thursday 9 August

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: Geelong Library, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Mira Robertson

Mira Robertson Author Talk – Fairfield Books

In 1944 Emily Dean is dispatched from Melbourne to stay with her father’s relatives in rural Victoria. At the family property of Mount Prospect, Grandmother is determined to keep up standards despite the war, while Emily’s young aunt – the beautiful, fearless Lydia – refuses to befriend her. Feeling lonely and isolated, Emily can’t wait to go home.

The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean is a delightfully wry novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.

Date:   Saturday 11 August

Time:   12:00pm

Venue: Fairfieldbooks, 117A Station St, Fairfield VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

In conversation with Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy's autobiography, Leather Soul, takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs. In this special event, Bob will explore the people, places and events that have shaped him 

 

Date:   Tuesday 14 August

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: The Taproom, Shedshaker Brewery, 9 Walker St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Price:   $10.00

 Moreno  Giovannoni

Author Talk: Moreno Giovannoni

Acclaimed Italian-English translator, Moreno Giovannoni, discusses his stunning debut novel, The Fireflies of Autumn. This absorbing tale takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of the little-known Tuscan village of San Ginese. 

 

 

 

Date:   Wednesday 15 August

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Belmont Library, 163 High St, Geelong VIC 3216

Price:   This is a free event

 Moreno  Giovannoni

Moreno Giovannoni in conversation with Jane Sullivan

Join Fireflies of Autumn author, Moreno Giovannoni, in conversation with Jane Sullivan. This is Tuscany as you have never seen it before. 

 

Date:   Sunday 19 August

Time:   3:00pm

Venue: Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

Price:   This is a free event

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh in conversation with Joel Werner

In 2062, Professor Toby Walsh, a world-leader in artificial intelligence, considers the impact AI will have on work, war, politics, economics, and everyday human life. Join him in conversation with Joel Werner. 

 

Date:   Thursday 23 August

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037

Price:   $9/$12

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Big W Werribee

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Sunday 26 August

Time:   2:30pm

Venue: Big W Werribee, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Hoppers Crossing VIC

Price:   This is a free event

Bob Murphy

Book signing: Leather Soul

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy. 

 

 

Date:   Friday 31 August

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Robinsons Emporium, Emporium Melbourne, 3001/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Price:   This is a free event