Jessica White - Hearing Maud
Nov
2
4:30 PM16:30

Jessica White - Hearing Maud

Hearing Maud is a work of creative non-fiction that details the author’s experiences of deafness after losing most of her hearing at age four. Described as “a book of wonder giving voice to silence”, meet author Jessica White in conversation with Muse favourite Inga Simpson. This event will be AUSLAN-interpreted.

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Paul Byrnes - The Lost Boys
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Paul Byrnes - The Lost Boys

In the First World War, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent’s signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.

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Benjamin Law - Growing Up Queer in Australia
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Benjamin Law - Growing Up Queer in Australia

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. Meet Ben in conversation with Canberra contributors Gemma Killen and Joo-Inn Chew. SOLD OUT

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Bri Lee - Beauty
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bri Lee - Beauty

In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. Join Bri and Nour Haydar (ABC) for a discussion of this important new work.

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Garry Linnell - Buckley's Chance
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Garry Linnell - Buckley's Chance

William Buckley was an English soldier who was transported to Australia in 1803, and within months escaped from the very first Port Phillip Bay penal colony. Presumed dead until one winter’s day in 1835 he reappeared, dressed in kangaroo skins, carrying a spear, and with a wild mane of long hair and a huge beard. Hear his extraordinary tale from author Garry Linnell.

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Tim Ayliffe - State of Fear
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Tim Ayliffe - State of Fear

John Bailey has a history of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The former war correspondent has been kidnapped and tortured – twice. Finally he’s living something that resembles a normal life. But all that changes when a terrorist murders a woman in front of Bailey in London. State of Fear is a gripping thriller – featuring an irresistible Aussie anti-hero – that couldn’t be more timely or terrifying.

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Book Launch - Lisa Fuller
Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

Book Launch - Lisa Fuller

Join Lisa Fuller - the first-ever young adult winner of the David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer - as she launches her debut novel, Ghost Bird, a tense, atmospheric and humorous tale of rural life and Indigenous culture in Australia.

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Elliot Perlman - Maybe the Horse Will Talk
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Elliot Perlman - Maybe the Horse Will Talk

Elliot Perlman’s Maybe the Horse Will Talk is a love story, a reflection on contemporary marriage, and on friendship. It is also an unflinching examination of sexual harassment in the workplace and an exposé of corporate corruption that taps directly into the pulse of our times. Join Elliot in conversation with Tom McIlroy.

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Diana Plater - Whale Rock
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Diana Plater - Whale Rock

Join Diana Plater in conversation with Canberra favourite Jack Waterford about Whale Rock: a novel about the world today and the serious issues we are all pondering - immigration, Indigenous sovereignty, the state of the media, politics, the environment - but also about love and friendship – and dancing.

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Question Time - Angus Trumble
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

Question Time - Angus Trumble

What do you get when you ask a prominent someone twenty rapid-fire, unrehearsed questions? Truth, dare, obfuscation or heartfelt honesty? We’re hoping for a bit of all of these when we meet recently departed director of the National Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble for 'Question Time’.

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Can Historians Write Fiction?
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Can Historians Write Fiction?

What happens when historians take the leap from factual history writing to fiction? Do the skills of an historian help or hinder the imagination of an historical novelist?  Can we be confident where fact ends and fiction begins? Join historians-turned-novelists Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Anthony Reid as they get to grips with these thorny questions.

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Robert Macklin - Castaway
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Robert Macklin - Castaway

Robert Macklin's latest work of history, Castaway, is the astonishing and little known story of Narcisse Pelletier - a French cabin boy cast away in 1858 on the coast of Far North Queensland. Join Robert in conversation with Andrew Pike OAM and learn more about Peletier's extraordinary life.

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Question Time - Alex Ellinghausen
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Question Time - Alex Ellinghausen

Alex Ellinghausen’s iconic shots often capture the nation’s attention as they capture pivotal moments in political life. Find out how he gets behind the scenes, who his favourite subjects are, and about his historic win as Press Gallery Journalist of the Year in 2018 with colleague and mate Mike Bowers in this special edition of Question Time. SOLD OUT

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Carly Findlay - Say Hello
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Carly Findlay - Say Hello

'Say Hello' is a forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance due to a rare skin condition. This honest, outspoken and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance. Presented in partnership with The Street Theatre

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Book launch - Natasha Lukin
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Book launch - Natasha Lukin

A collection of over 221 home remedies, advice and recommendations, My Grandma’s Health Secrets Revealed presents simple and easily affordable natural solutions for treating many common ailments without leaving your kitchen, your garden or vegetable patch and without leaving a hole in your pocket. Celebrate the launch of this fascinating and useful guide at Muse, where Natasha will provide demonstrations of some of the remedies in the book. 

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Lucinda Holdforth - Leading Lines
Mar
11
4:30 PM16:30

Lucinda Holdforth - Leading Lines

FESTIVAL MUSE 2019 Lucinda Holdforth uses examples from history, literature and her 25-year career as a speechwriter to present a compelling analysis of celebratory, rallying and explanatory speeches in Leading Lines — an ode to the enduring power and relevance of speeches and an argument for their vital role in our democracy. Meet Lucinda to talk about the words of power and leadership with Allan Gyngell.

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Bipartisan - Festival Muse Wine Dinner
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Bipartisan - Festival Muse Wine Dinner

FESTIVAL MUSE 2019 Our Bipartisan series places a gentle spotlight on how couples, friends and partners nourish both their creativity and their relationship. Join winemakers Wendy Killeen (Stanton & Killeen, Rutherglen VIC) and Nick Bulleid (Hatherleigh, Laggan NSW) for a tasty six course Festival Muse wine dinner where they’ll reveal how work, winemaking, family and friendship work for them. SOLD OUT

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