Category Archives: Events

So you want to be in pictures?

On Friday 26th November, I will be going to Catani Gardens in St Kilda to participate in a fake Gay Pride March for the purposes of the new ABC comedy, Outland. It’s the TV series being made from the short film by John Richards which did the rounds of the queer film festivals a few years ago, and in which I had a small role!

If you’d like to be part of a crowd scene in an Australian comedy about gay SF fans, check out how to join in and I’ll see you there!

Upcoming events – October and November

If you’re looking for something to do at Halloween, the Continuum Convention folks are holding a fundraising quiz night. I’ll be MCing the event! It’s on Saturday 30 October from 8-10pm at the Brian Boru Function Room at the Celtic Club at 316/320 Queen St, Melbourne. Full details are on their Facebook Event Page.

I will also be in Perth from 6-16th November as the result of a spontaneous decision to visit a friend. I know it’s short notice, but I am available for speaking engagements (for a reasonable fee). If you know of a library, club or school who would be interested, you can find out more about the three talks I give and my rates at my website.

Keep an eye out here at at my Facebook page for the confirmed Perth engagements in case you’d like to come along to a talk!

Melbourne Literary App: Guerilla Literary Launch!

It’s almost spring, the Melbourne Writers Festival is in full bloom, and here comes the Melbourne Literary iPhone app to crank up the literary vibe another notch!

Full details of the app are listed below, but we’re also having a last-minute literary launch to coincide with the Writers Festival.

Launch: 6pm on Wednesday 1 September 2010 at Softbelly Bar, 367 Little Bourke St, Melbourne.

It’ll be rough-hewn, last-minute, lots of fun and oh so literary. See you there! (BYO beret)

Even if you can’t make it, please let your friends, members, associates, customers, subscribers and/or literary heroes (delete as necessary) know about the Melbourne Literary app and its celebration of our word-obsessed city!


The iPhone app that uncovers Australia’s City of Literature:


Melbourne Literary app for the iPhone
Why? To celebrate Australia’s only UNESCO City of Literature via an easy-to-use guide to the city’s bookshops, writers, publishers, literary events, literary locations, and literary-themed cafes, bars and public art.
How much?
Only $3.99.
Where? From the App Store.

Whether you’re based in Australia or in far-flung foreign climes, this app created by Melbourne writer Narrelle M Harris will take you on an inspiring journey down Melbourne’s literary byways.

You’ll encounter great writers and entertaining books at every turn, be they fiction or non-fiction.

This app can be used in many ways. On a rainy day, curl up in a armchair at home and read about Melbourne’s fine writers, or use the list of books set in the city to compile your next library list.

When the weather improves, head out on Melbourne’s streets to discover literary locations, funky bookshops, forgotten monuments and cool “hip lit” cafes.

What’s in the Melbourne Literary app?

For about the price of a cup of excellent Melbourne coffee, (just $3.99) you will get 161 entries about books, writers, publishers, bookshops, locales to visit and links to online bookshops where you can buy all titles mentioned.

Your purchase will also include regular future updates, providing more rich information on Melbourne’s literary history.

Download Melbourne Literary from iTunes via, or directly to your iPhone from the App store.

MELBOURNE LITERARY allows you to search by category, including Literary Locations, Poetry, Bookshops, Cafes & Bars, Young Readers, Set in Melbourne, Writers, Events, Indigenous, Queer Lit, Publishers, and Monuments & Memorials.

Each entry includes a slideshow and descriptive text. If the entry is for a place you can visit, maps will guide you to the literary wonders.

Narrelle created Melbourne Literary in association with San Francisco-based Sutro Media. Narrelle lives in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Tim Richards, and their apartment-bound cat Petra.