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Press releases

05 Sep 2012 Anita Heiss wins the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing

Anita Heiss’s memoir on identity, Am I Black Enough for You?,has been awarded the $20,000 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing.

25 May 2012 Emerging writers vie for $15,000 prize

As Melbourne welcomes the 2012 Emerging Writers' Festival to town, Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu announced the three emerging Victorian writers who are in the running for the $15,000 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

20 Apr 2012 Highlights from Programme Two

As the temperature takes a dive, things are heating up at the Wheeler Centre with the launch of a packed Programme Two. With up to ten events a week, there are plenty of reasons to come in from the cold and keep the conversation bubbling.

24 Feb 2012 The 2012 Children's Book Festival
20 Feb 2012 Jamie Oliver in conversation with Matt Preston
03 Feb 2012 Media Release - Programme One 2012


03 Feb 2012 2012 Wheeler Centre Gala - Stories to Believe In
27 Oct 2011 Media release - Thomas Keneally at Lunchbox/Soapbox

Thomas Keneally to present the last Lunchbox/Soapbox for 2011

25 Oct 2011 Media release - IQ2 debate: The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World
18 Oct 2011 Media release - A History of Bad Behaviour

Melbourne’s seedy and colourful past uncovered as part of Law & Order Week at the Wheeler Centre

04 Aug 2011 The Wheeler Centre announces new Director

The Wheeler turns a new page with the announcement of the new Director.

20 Jun 2011 Media release - Thomas Friedman in Melbourne
09 Jun 2011 Media release - IQ2 debate Afghanistan
26 May 2011 Media release - Sharp announcement
20 May 2011 Media release - IQ2 debate Education
21 Apr 2011 Media release - Premier's announcement VPLA 2011
14 Apr 2011 Programme 2 2011 media kit
14 Apr 2011 Programme 2 2011 out now media release
22 Feb 2011 Media release - IQ2 Major parties failing Australia
17 Feb 2011 WikiLeaks event - media alert
28 Jan 2011 Media kit, First programme 2011, Feb to April
28 Jan 2011 Media release, First programme 2011 - Feb to April
17 Jan 2011 Gala 2011 - New storytellers announced
17 Jan 2011 Gala profits to go to damaged Queensland libraries
26 Nov 2010 A Gala Night of Storytelling 2011: Voices from Elsewhere
26 Nov 2010 Big Gay Week
22 Sep 2010 Victoria 175 Media Release
08 Sep 2010 Programme 3 Media Release
08 Sep 2010 Sep-Nov Programme Mediakit
23 Aug 2010 Intelligence Squared: Feminism Has Failed
12 Aug 2010 Critical Failure Media Release
21 Jul 2010 State of the Arts Lecture
24 May 2010 Second Programme Released
24 May 2010 Intelligence Squared, Can Australia Escape its Racist Past
06 May 2010 Wislawa Szymborska: The Poet’s Voice
05 May 2010 Kaiser Kuo on the Great Firewall of China
23 Apr 2010 Alfred Deakin’s Brave New World
23 Apr 2010 Alfred Deakin Lecture Series 2010: Media Kit
09 Apr 2010 The best of the fest comes to Melbourne in May!

The Wheeler Centre hosts Sydney Writers’ Festival guests Elizabeth Gilbert, Peter Carey and Colm Toibin

31 Mar 2010 Graphic novel weekend

A whole weekend dedicated to the graphic novel at the Wheeler Centre, 23-25 April

21 Jan 2010 Inaugural programme media kit

Our full February to May programme.

21 Jan 2010 Inaugural programme media release

February to May programme announced.

27 Nov 2009 New Centre to be named after Lonley Planet founders

Arts Victoria

26 Nov 2009 Wheeler Centre Press Kit

The Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas announces its new name, the Wheeler Centre.

10 Aug 2009 2009 Premier's Literary Award nominations announced

Arts Victoria

18 Feb 2009 Director announced for Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas

Arts Victoria

27 Oct 2008 Board announced for Australia's first Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas

Arts Victoria

20 Aug 2008 Read all about it: Melbourennamed a City of Literature

Arts Victoria

03 Aug 2007 Boost for City of Literature initiative

Arts Victoria

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