Presented in partnership with Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office, Open Book supports artists to submit their fresh, innovative ideas that cast a new light on Melbourne and its relationship with literature.

Becoming Persephone
Moving the subversive odes to powerful womanhood and female diversity.
29 September – 1 October

Lose the Plot
Some of Melbourne's most talented artists are challenged to tell a wholly improvised story.
16, 17 and 24 September

Wham Bam Thank You Slam 
Poetry slam in the style of pro wrestling. 
23 September

Between Two Lines  
A unique live art event that takes place in the windows of a bookstore. 
17 – 18, 24 – 25 September, 1 October

The Stalls 
An installation of bathroom graffiti collected from across the city.
16 September – 1 October

Wild Tongue  
A live performance of feminist texts. 
28 September

Ex Libris  
A sculptured work made entirely from recycled books.
15 – 22 September

We Run With Wolves  
A night of spoken word of the fierce and feminine kind.
25 September and 2 October

You Must Come Alone to Read the Last Book on Earth
An intimate event for one participant at a time. 
15 – 25 September

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