Previous Events

  • Donation to Support Events
    Donation to Support Events
    May 20, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 12, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    For those who like what we do, and would like to see it continue!
  • Launch - Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell
    Launch - Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell
    Aug 07, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    You're invited to the Port Fairy launch of local author Maya Linnell's third novel, Magpie's Bend, at Blarney Books & Art! This event will be hosted by the fabulous Karen Foster.
  • Helen Garner & David Kelly
    Helen Garner & David Kelly
    Oct 09, 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    How to say what happened - a conversation about memoir and diary.
  • Fantasy Creatures Workshop
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    Fantasy Creatures Workshop
    Postponed due to lockdown.
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presented by fantasy artist, Linda Weil, this workshop will show you how to bring a fantasy creature to life on the paper!
  • Launch: Grimm Visions by Linda Weil
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    Launch: Grimm Visions by Linda Weil
    Postponed due to lockdown.
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    You are invited to the launch of an exquisite art exhibition based on the tales of the Grimm Brothers, by Melbourne artist Linda Weil.
  • PFLW 7: Jock Serong & Don Watson
    PFLW 7: Jock Serong & Don Watson
    Jun 27, 5:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    This is a repeat event of the Saturday night event. (Please choose only one of the two.)
  • PFLW EVENT 6: Rewriting History
    PFLW EVENT 6: Rewriting History
    Jun 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Authors Michelle Scott Tucker and Nicole Kelly each present a rewriting of histories that we are all too familiar with – Ned Kelly and John Macarthur – and put forward a new view. Join them in a fascinating discussion about history and its gendered gaze.
  • PFLW EVENT 5: Writing History for Younger Readers
    PFLW EVENT 5: Writing History for Younger Readers
    Jun 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join award-winning authors Danielle Binks and Nicki Greenberg for a conversation about writing for a younger audience – and specifically how to present historical information and anecdote in an accessible and engaging way.
  • PFLW EVENT 4: Launch Event (Free)
    PFLW EVENT 4: Launch Event (Free)
    Jun 26, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Jock Serong released his FIFTH novel, The Burning Island, in Our Year of Covid (2020). For this event, Jock will discuss his novel with one of Australia's leading thinkers, Don Watson! [This event is supported by the wonderful people behind the Port Fairy Winter Weekends program.]
  • PFLW EVENT 3: Masculinity and Humour
    PFLW EVENT 3: Masculinity and Humour
    Jun 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Through their experimental works, both Wayne and Michael address masculinity, especially in an Australian context. Each author employs a degree of comic relief, and it’s this that will be the focus here - how does the use of comedy help with the heavy lifting of problematic issues?
  • PFLW EVENT 2: Criminal Masterclass
    PFLW EVENT 2: Criminal Masterclass
    Jun 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Hosted by Danielle Binks, Rob and Lyn will discuss what attracts them to the dark side, and how through tackling a mystery you can also tackle some of life’s bigger questions.
  • PFLW EVENT 1: Otherworldly Words
    PFLW EVENT 1: Otherworldly Words
    Jun 25, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Matt Neal will talk with authors Dmetri Kakmi and Dr Kate Hall about writing gothic fiction, and what makes for a spine-chilling read.
  • PFLW - Three for Two Tickets
    PFLW - Three for Two Tickets
    Jun 25, 7:00 PM – Jun 27, 11:00 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    This ticket will get you access to three of our Literary Weekend events, for the price of two!
  • Full PF Literary Weekend Pass $85
    Full PF Literary Weekend Pass $85
    Jun 25, 5:00 PM – Jun 27, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    This ticket gives you access to every event being held over the Literary Weekend, from 25 - 27 June.
  • The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte LOCAL LAUNCH
    The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte LOCAL LAUNCH
    Jun 13, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    We are proud to host the local launch of Steven Conte's long-awaited second novel, The Tolstoy Estate! This event will be hosted by Jock Serong.
  • Unleashing your Poetic Voice - poetry workshop
    Unleashing your Poetic Voice - poetry workshop
    May 12, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presented by Amy Bodossian, this poetry workshop is being brought to Port Fairy by the wonderful people behind the Art Is ... Festival!
  • Exhibition Launch: Shadows & Light
    Exhibition Launch: Shadows & Light
    Apr 24, 5:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Film Noir in Pencil & Charcoal by Bill Farr and Robert Gott
  • Short, Tall and True Stories by The Amazing Jackie Kerin!
    Short, Tall and True Stories by The Amazing Jackie Kerin!
    Apr 13, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Jackie Kerin in an award-winning author of illustrated books for children and a well-loved oral storyteller. This event is for children between 6 and 12 (and parents).