The Wheeler Centre is responsible for programming a range of events across the year: the annual Premier’s Literary Awards and Children's Book Festival, keynote public events including international speakers, as well as book and magazine launches, speeches, debates, seminars, poetry recitals, book readings, symposia, awards and performances - all revolving around the world of books, writing and ideas.A visit to The Wheeler Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Melbourne trip itinerary maker app to plot your vacation.
It's also a hub and home for writers and key literary organisations, including the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Writers Victoria, Express Media, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Australian Poetry, the Small Press Network and the Melbourne branch of PEN International.
You can watch videos of most of our events for free on our website, follow us on Twitter, see our short clips on YouTube or subscribe to our newsletter to stay abreast of new events, featured content and special offers.
The Wheeler Centre Reviews
We have been many times to the Wheeler Centre to listen to many interesting discussions. From authors to politicians to entrepreneurs, panels and individual talks. They are always interesting and... more »
Check the local papers if you're in town to see who is speaking at the Wheeler Centre. Attached to the State Library of Victoria, the Centre hosts writers, both local and international, to speak... more »
Had a great time attending my first writing forum. Well organised, beautiful building, and a great experience. Tickets were amazing, the staff flawless, and I look forward to attending more of what they have to offer.
I love the Wheeler Centre and think that it's one of the best ways to experience Melbourne. Experts invited to talk for a short piece on something they're interested in and passionate about. People are invited to listen and I think this raises the level of public discourse. It's free and there is an obvious effort to make it accessible and diverse which I appreciate. The podcasts are excellent if you don't make the talks themselves. Staff are always super friendly and helpful.
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