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MWF Schools

6–9 May 2024

The MWF Schools program will return in term two of 2024. Save the below dates in your school’s calendar to make sure you’re in with the best chance of securing tickets (the program sold out almost immediately in 2023 and 2024 promises to be just as exhilarating!).

To ensure you receive the latest updates about our 2024 program, subscribe to our Schools eNewsletter using the form below. 

We can’t wait for your students to join us for a magical day of learning from talented illustrators and literary superstars!


MWF Schools program on sale on our website:

10am, Wednesday 14 February

Secondary Schools Program:

Monday 6 May, State Library Victoria

Tuesday 7 May, State Library Victoria

Primary Schools Program: 

Wednesday 8 May, State Library Victoria

Thursday 9 May, State Library Victoria


MWF Schools connects some of the most sought-after storytelling talents with students for an action-packed, highly interactive day of learning at State Library Victoria.

The day involves four different sessions and is hosted by Karys McEwen. Across the sessions, authors engage students in a broad range of topics, from the craft of writing and challenges of growing up to ecology, science, innovation and First Nations knowledges.

Primary schools can select between Wednesday 8 May or Thursday 9 May; while secondary schools have the option to attend on Monday 6 May or Tuesday 7 May. All MWF Schools events will be held at State Library Victoria.


The booking process for MWF Schools will be updated in 2024.

We are removing the booking form option and instead schools will be able to purchase tickets online. This will ensure your booking is secured immediately but you must be able to purchase your tickets in full via bank card at the time of booking.

We encourage schools to ensure their payment is ready to be submitted on Wednesday 14 February. 

Tickets are $30 per student, with one free teacher ticket per 20 student tickets. It’s $30 per additional teacher. All tickets are exempt from GST.

If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss other payment options, please email admin@mwf.com.au.

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Revisit our 2023 program

MWF Schools connected  some of the most sought-after storytelling talents with students for an action-packed day of learning at State Library Victoria in 2023. Across four sessions, hosted by Karys McEwen, authors engaged students in a broad range of topics, from resilience and creativity to science and history, and combined thoughtful consideration of complex ideas with a passion for the life-changing power of stories.

Discover the 2023 primary and secondary schools sessions and featured authors at the links:

Primary School Sessions

Secondary School Sessions


Thank you to our MWF Schools Partners for supporting this program.