A relaxed evening event, the Melbourne Literary Salon is a friendly monthly gathering, a space for writers and storytellers to share ideas, meet others, and chat about current projects.

The #LitSalon is for all literary inclined folk – writers, novelists, poets, journalists, storytellers, illustrators and animators, librarians, and of course, readers. Let’s all get together and have a drink, shall we?

It’s on the last Tuesday of every month except December, at the Moat at 176 Little Lonsdale Street.

So, What *is* the #LitSalon?

There’s a lot going on in literary Melbourne, with many fabulous events on most nights of the week. The #LitSalon is a little different, more of an informal meet-up between friends, (old and new). Come along for great company and conversation!

Who’s Involved?

You’ll be greeted at the door of the venue by a team of booze hounds respectable wordy people, some known faces and others newer to the scene. We’ll make sure you find a good conversation, and we promise not to bite.

The Melbourne Literary Salon is a Scribble Creative project under the behest of the indomitable Sarah Jansen.

Regular Events

We’re on the final Tuesday of each month, except December.

Mailing List

If you’d like to keep in touch and get reminders a few days before each event, you can follow this blog or sign up to the mailing list. Go on, sign up.

A Bit of Background

The Melbourne Literary Salon was created by Anna Burkey, founding host of the long-running Edinburgh Literary Salon, in a fellow City of Literature.

The Edinburgh Lit Salon gathers established authors like Ian Rankin with talented new writers, festival programmers, publishing staff, booksellers and journalists.

Anna also ran a pilot Salon when visiting Cape Town, through which she met many excellent South African writers.

More about Literary Salons elsewhere >