No Country Woman is a memoir about never knowing where you belong. It's about living in a multicultural society with a monocultural focus, but living with a determination to be heard. Join us for the launch of No Country Woman, the debut book from Canberra author Zoya Patel. SOLD OUT
Protests, letter-writing, campaigns, hacktivism - activism to bring about social, and by default, political change, comes in many different forms. Join us as Siv Parker, Biff Ward and Jacob White, three campaigners for change, gather to discuss what activism means to them.
We are in the middle of the greatest technological revolution in history. Tim Dunlop spells out his ideas for reclaiming common ground systematically, arguing the case for more public ownership of essential assets, more public space, a transparent media system and an education that prepares us for the future, not the past. In conversation with Greg Jericho.
Soon after Billy Griffiths joins his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook, he is hooked. Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia is the passionate product of that first archaeological journey. It investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia.
The Motherhood is a collection of letters from some of Australia’s favourite women, sharing what they wish they’d known about life with a newborn. Coming from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, no two stories are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. Join author and editor Jamila Rizvi for the ultimate mothers group - with excellent morning tea, banter and babes.
From 1300s London to 1940s Sydney, Robyn Cadwallader and Eleanor Limprecht have written striking novels exploring the role of women in these significant, turbulent historical periods. Join Robyn and Eleanor in conversation with Angharad Lodwick (Tinted Edges) about the chances and choices we take in life and we we can learn from historical fiction.
Inspired by the masters of suspense, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Don Aitkin's latest novel The Innings Biography brings together money, mystery and family in an explosive combination. Join us for drinks and nibbles at Muse as journalist and author Chris Uhlmann (Channel 9) launches The Innings Biography.
After a lifetime spent actively searching for happiness as well as studying it, communications executive and yogi Lisa Portolan shares valuable insights into how we made happiness a science and an industry, created products around it and supported it with a whole heap of advertising to ensure that works, but is ‘brand me’ just a recipe for unhappiness? SOLD OUT
When it comes to our ecological, social, cultural and economic future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. Yet esteemed social researcher Hugh Mackay remains optimistic. Meet Hugh for the Canberra launch of this, his nineteenth book, and see if his optimism rubs off on you! SOLD OUT
In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Senior Constable Andrew Rich claims he ‘had no choice’ other than to shoot 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe. Written with clear-eyed compassion and a compelling narrative drive, Waiting for Elijah is an account of a tragedy that didn’t have to happen.
Eggshell skull is a legal doctrine that a defendant must ‘take their victim as they find them.’ If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim’s weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge’s associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri’s journey through the Australian legal system.
For the young James Jeffrey, now parliamentary sketch writer for The Australian, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided.
It won’t be Christmas in May, but the Turnbull government will be hoping their offerings are seen as presents under the tree by the Australian public when they hand down the budget on May 8. Join our panel of experts, including ex-Finance Secretary Jane Halton, ABC Federal political reporter Sabra Lane, and Fairfax’s Bevan Shields, to help us sort the trash from the treasure this budget 2018.
The author of seven novels and two collections of stories, Gail Jones is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her mesmerising new novel The Death of Noah Glass tells a story about parents and children, and explores the overlapping patterns that life makes.
For the third year in a row we’re delighted to partner with the Canberra International Music Festival to present the CIMF Festival @ Muse! Join Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Ned McGowan (flutes - yes, plural) for a late night recital featuring two of the festival’s most avant-garde performers.
Set between the sugar cane fields of northern Queensland, a native Australian wildflower farm and a celestial crater in the central Australian desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a love letter to the Australian landscape that reminds us of the innate connection between self-identity and home. Meet debut novelist and publishing sensation Holly Ringland in conversation with Robyn Cadwallader.
Out There: A survival guide for dating in midlife is the essential book for any woman jumping on the rollercoaster of midlife dating. Kerri may not be able to find you the man of your dreams, but she will help you survive the ride with your dignity and sanity intact. SOLD OUT
Drop in to our travelling Cellar Door for a free taste of some extraordinary wines from one Barossa winery with some serious history! Pure Wine Co. rep Rod Parker will be in the bookshop to take you through six premium Kaesler wines including some made with grapes from vines dating back to the 1930s!
Join Canberra naturalist and conservationist Ian Fraser on a journey through four continents: from places as unfamiliar as the Chonos Archipelago of southern Chile and the arid Sahel woodlands of northern Cameroon, to those as familiar as a suburban backyard.
When Clementine Ford went to post one of her own #MeToo moments, she found herself feeling shame and self-doubt. Hear Clementine on the way women are silenced, and how when they speak out, they are questioned, cross-examined, and dismissed. This event will be held at The Street Theatre.
Now that the same-sex marriage postal vote is done and dusted, what's next for Australia? What are the priorities for the public and for public policy? Religious freedom? Refugees? Aboriginal Recognition? Or something else? Our panel of expert observers will interrogate the national zeitgeist to find out what's next for Australia and why.
Our Bipartisan series places a gentle spotlight on how couples, friends and partners nourish both their passions and their relationship. Join novelist Karen Viggers and scientist David Lindenmayer as they reveal how work, creative output, family, politics and friendship work for them.
Want a different slant on the week that was? Look no further than our sassy panel of broads, ready to discuss recent happenings across the country and around the world of women. Think Good News Week meets the Women's March (pussy hats optional) as our host Rosanna Stevens is joined by Jennifer Wong, Laura Campbell and Jude Burger for an afternoon of outrage and irreverence.
Join us as, for the fist time in Canberra, formidable father and daughter winemakers Ken Helm (Helm Wines) and Stephanie Helm (The Vintner's Daughter) present a selection of their wines together for a six-course wine dinner worth writing about!