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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Festival Opening - Moments of Wonder
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Festival Opening - Moments of Wonder

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.

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Lee Kofman - Imperfect
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Lee Kofman - Imperfect

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.

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Shaun Crowe - Whitlam's Children
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Shaun Crowe - Whitlam's Children

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.

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The Conversation Yearbook 2018
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

The Conversation Yearbook 2018

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.

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Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Rick Morton - 100 Years of Dirt

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.

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Rainbow RAC Panel Discussion
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Rainbow RAC Panel Discussion

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

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