Audience Advocates

Our audience programming committee.

MWF has always been a place for discussion. Each year our audiences bring the Festival to life by responding passionately to the writing and ideas at the heart of our events.

Since 2015 we’ve been inviting fans of MWF to play a part in shaping the Festival.

Each year MWF appoints a committee of self-nominated Festival audience members – Audience Advocates – to contribute to the development of that year’s Festival program. Working directly with Festival Director, Lisa Dempster, our Audience Advocates assist the MWF programming team to ensure our Festival program is interesting, innovative and reflects the broad interests of Melbourne’s reading community.

Our 2017 Audience Advocates are:

Nicky Barry
Yassine Belaabed
Kathryn Bell
Celeste Brittain
Andy Butler
Maurice Clark
Karin Costenoble
Antonella Fedele
Sonia Nair
Jessica Obersby
Antoanela Safca
Euan Thomas

If you have your own idea for the Festival, please submit it via our Digital Suggestion Box. All ideas submitted will be reviewed and considered by our programming team and Audience Advocates.

25 August – 3 September