'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
Melina Marchetta’s latest novel, The Place on Dalhousie, is an unforgettable story about losing love and finding love; about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers. Meet Melina Marchetta in conversation with Sean Costello at Muse. SOLD OUT
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.
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.
FESTIVAL MUSE 2019 All stories need a sense of place, but in speculative fiction, boundaries are only set by the author’s imagination. Meet three Canberra writers creating fantastical words and spaces to hear about their favourite imaginary places, and how they bring their own worlds to life on the page.
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
FESTIVAL MUSE 2019 Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story traces the achievements of these unconventional adventurers and their fight to preserve the wilderness where they pioneered eco-tourism.
Meet the author of this wondrous story, Kate Legge.
FESTIVAL MUSE 2019 Be inspired, astonished and amused as five intriguing Australian women – Sarah Avery, Aunty Matilda House, Kate Legge, Alice Pung and Annika Smethurst – relate their moments of wonder. Whether personal or observed, profound or just plain hilarious, this special storytelling session for International Women’s Day will remind us that despite the challenges that face us all moments of wonder abound.
Emiko Davies' third cookbook, Tortellini at Midnight is a book rich with nostalgia tracing generations of family recipes that span the length of Italy, from the Mediterranean port city of Taranto to far northern Turin, the city of aperitif and Italian cafe culture. SOLD OUT
By the age of eleven, Lee Kofman had undergone several surgeries on both a defective heart and injuries sustained in a bus accident. Imperfect is a captivating mix of memoir and cultural critique that questions the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection, and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm.
Over the past three decades, progressive politics in Australia has undergone a gradual but unmistakable transformation. Based on over forty interviews with politicians and party figures, Whitlam's Children is the first study of the increasingly important relationship between Labor and the Greens in Australian politics.
The Conversation Yearbook is fast becoming the go-to for the year that was in journalism and politics. Bringing together the best articles of 2018, this collection of 50 essays brings you the best of the authoritative journalism for which The Conversation is renowned. Immerse yourself in the insights of experts and navigate the key questions of our times. Meet some of the contributors to the Yearbook and reflect on a tumultuous 2018 at Muse.
Rick Morton’s new memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt is a story of social mobility, class, childhood trauma, homophobia, mental illness and drug addiction. It is the story of Australia’s fringes: social and geographical. And it is un-put-downable. Meet Rick in conversation with Gabrielle Chan at Muse.
What do you know about LGBTIQ refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canberra, in Australia and in our offshore detention centres? Rainbow Refugee Action has a diverse panel of speakers to talk about LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers and how our community can help asylum seekers, including those currently living in Canberra. Presented as part of the SpringOUT Pride Festival program
Going Postal is two books in one: a celebration of the ‘Yes’ result, of the empowerment gained and joy felt by those directly and indirectly affected. It’s also however a protest book, one that is angry and sad due to the trauma enacted upon people. Meet one of the editors of Going Postal, Quinn Eades, in conversation with Dr Hannah McCann.
Enjoy lunch with Jane Harper at Muse's Long Table to discuss her third book, The Lost Man, as well as writing, story and living with crime fiction in your mind. Not to mention dealing with the exceptional success of loads of awards and film rights conversations with Reese Witherspoon. SOLD OUT
Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka retold one of Australia’s foundation stories from a fresh new perspective. With You Daughters of Freedom she brings to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world—and the standard bearer for progress in a shining new century.