Melbourne Writers Festival is not just happening in the CBD. Those in the southeast, especially in the City of Greater Dandenong, also get the chance to express themselves through words and storytelling. Celebrating the cultural richness of the Dandenong community, you can check out this series of free activities and events to inspire readers and writers of all backgrounds. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong.
Local Libraries: Osamah Sami
11am, Fri 1 Sep at Dandenong Library
Join writer, director, comedian and spoken word artist Osamah Sami in this special event for City of Greater Dandenong students and young adults. Sami presents insights into his extraordinary life experiences and writing across books, film and TV.
Local Libraries: Meg & Tom Keneally
12.30pm, Sat 2 Sep at Dandenong Library
Enjoy a light lunch, meet fellow bookworms and go behind the scenes of the Monsarrat series with authors Meg and Tom Keneally. The father–daughter writing duo will discuss Australia’s convict history, and how it has influenced and inspired their work.
Storytelling Live: Tomorrow
6.30pm, Sat 2 Sep at Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
From dreams to fears, humour to heartbreak, the concept of Tomorrow means different things to different people. Join us for an entertaining night of storytelling, as some of MWF’s finest artists share their thoughts, ideas and stories on what comes after today. With Daryll Delgado, Sami Shah, Abdul Hammoud, and Lana Woolf.