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August 20, 2018

The Power of Resistance at MWF18

At MWF, we are proud to bring together a diverse range of voices to discuss the issues that affect us all. Browse through some of our standout sessions that celebrate the power of resistance and showcase the myriad voices that form part of the Festival. West Writers: In Parallel Universe: Sharing stories from Melbourne’s west,…

Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs

Expanding the program to encompass the myriad ways that words inspire and uplift us, MWF18 features a range of sessions that provide some much-needed comedic relief in between more serious topics of discussion. Browse our Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs and pencil in a chuckle (or several). Staged: The Aspie Hour: The Aspie Hour is an…

August 17, 2018

Festival Guide for Discovering Melbourne

Outside of the Festival hub at Fed Square, there are plenty of events taking place across MWF18 that dive deeper into the rich history of Melbourne city. For those looking to discover iconic spaces in new and unfamiliar ways, dive into our Festival Guide for Discovering Melbourne.   Opening Night Gala: You Are Here: Life…

August 15, 2018

‘Negro Speaks of Books’ Talks Books, Diversity and MWF18

Since 2017, online platform ‘Negro Speaks of Books’ has hosted conversations about books written by authors of colour. Taking its name from the Langston Hughes poem ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’, it celebrates the diversity of Bla(c)k literature across the Diaspora. At MWF18, ‘Negro Speaks of Books’ founder Inez Trambas will join journalist and filmmaker…

August 14, 2018

Tweet your #MicroPoem and Win

Do you fancy yourself a poet? Perhaps…a micro poet? This year, MWF is giving you the chance to flaunt your poetic prowess with our #MicroPoem competition. From 24 August to 2 September, we invite you to tweet us a poem in 280 characters or less for your chance to win an exclusive set of 3 Moleskine notebooks…

Our Time: Cocktails with a Literary Twist at MWF18

With America in the grips of an economic recession, Ernest Hemingway did what any artist might to revive oneself: invent the perfect cocktail. ‘Death in the Gulf Stream’, to be enjoyed anytime from 11am onward, was a “reviving and refreshing” concoction that “cools the blood and inspires renewed interest in food, companions and life” – the…

Festival Guide for Creative Young Minds

A creative playground for all ages, Melbourne Writers Festival features a plethora of family-fun events. From casting a spell to writing your own songs, plant a love of literature early on with our Festival Guide for Creative Young Minds.    Witches Workshop: Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble! Write your own spells…

August 10, 2018

Creative Conversations

Conversations at MWF18 are designed to enlighten and empower, from the books that made us better lovers, to sacred texts that ignited the activist inside us.

Theatre and Performance

From a church service to the childhood self to a passionate defence of all things reptilian, MWF is following the evolution of the written word to a world of performance.

Lyrics and Melodies

A tribute to the myriad ways words inspire us, MWF18 has expanded the program to include an incredible array of singers, songwriters, musicians and performers.