Bri Lee - Eggshell Skull
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Bri Lee - Eggshell Skull

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.

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Holly Ringland - The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Holly Ringland - The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

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.

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Kerri Sackville - Out There
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Kerri Sackville - Out There

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

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Kaesler Cellar Door Experience
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Kaesler Cellar Door Experience

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! 

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The Burning Issues of Now
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

The Burning Issues of Now

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. 

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The (Feminist) Week That Was
Mar
11
1:30 PM13:30

The (Feminist) Week That Was

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.

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Turn Me On - Festival Opening
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Turn Me On - Festival Opening

Launching this Festival Muse we want the backstory on how these prominent locals got turned on to politics or passionate about their field of work. Was it a person, a book, an incident, or a moment? We're exploring the lightbulb moments and hidden drivers behind being personally and politically engaged with Zoya Patel, Michael Brissenden, Roland Peelman and more. Plus - join us for post event launch drinks and canapés!

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The Long Table - Lloyd Jones
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Long Table - Lloyd Jones

We’re back with our our first Long Table of the year and our first international luncheon guest joining us all the way from over the ditch! We’re delighted to welcome Lloyd Jones, author of the much-loved Mister Pip to the Long Table. Entry includes two-course lunch, a copy of latest novel The Cage, and an intimate afternoon with the author.

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Sarah Krasnostein - The Trauma Cleaner
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Sarah Krasnostein - The Trauma Cleaner

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. Join Sarah Krasnostein, author of one of the most talked about books of 2017 in conversation with Muse's own Nikki Anderson. SOLD OUT

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Krissy Kneen - An Uncertain Grace
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Krissy Kneen - An Uncertain Grace

Sex, cyborgs and jellyfish – Krissy Kneen’s exhilarating new novel An Uncertain Grace explores the outer limits of gender, desire and mortality. One of Australia’s most insightful and provocative writers, Kneen joins us for a special SpringOUT Sunday Salon to probe the possibilities of queer fiction today.

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The Long Table - Benjamin Law
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Long Table - Benjamin Law

Everyone's favourite "gaysian" author Benjamin Law returns to Muse for an intimate long lunch. The self-confessed cheap drunk, gay-, women's- & human rights crusader will be discussing everything from books, cult TV, naked art and his Quarterly Essay: 'Moral Panic 101' SOLD OUT

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Mandy Sayer - Australian Gypsies
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

Mandy Sayer - Australian Gypsies

In Australian Gypsies, award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer weaves together a vivid, wide-ranging history that begins with the roots of the Romani culture, tracing the first Gypsy people to arrive in Australia (including James Squire, the colony’s first brewer) through to Gypsy families today, who share the stories of their ancestors and their lives.

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