MWF audience members


Become a Citizen of Literature.

This year Melbourne Writers Festival is celebrating 30 years, which is, coincidentally, my own age. For the entirety of my lifetime, MWF has been showcasing the writing of authors, bringing readers and thinkers together, and ensuring a vibrant cultural calendar of literary celebration. It’s an astonishing achievement.

As an emerging author, I know first-hand how significant and far-reaching MWF’s support of writers can be. This year I am honoured to be included in MWF’s 30 Under 30, an initiative that promotes 30 of Melbourne’s young writers, editors and illustrators in Australia and beyond. It is a rare opportunity, and one that I, and my 29 peers, know will be crucial to our continued development as Australian artists.

Melbourne Writers Festival would not have flourished these past three decades were it not for donations from the public. If it is to thrive for another 30 years, MWF needs this continued generosity. If you believe that literature is important, and if you want to ensure that writers such as myself receive opportunities to grow and contribute to Australian cultural life, please become a MWF Citizen of Literature.

Hannah Kent

Donate today

Individual donations are crucial to MWF. No matter how large or small, your gift will ensure the Festival continues to be a dynamic, enquiring program that presents writers of appeal to readers of all ages, backgrounds and passions.

Join the Citizens of Literature today and receive invitations to a range of exclusive events, an advance preview of the Festival program and early bird bookings.

Become a Citizen of Literature. Here?s how:

Donate online and pay securely by credit card


Download our donation form, complete and return it by post


Include a donation with your ticket purchase (when purchasing MWF tickets between 24 July and 30 August 2015)

MWF is an incorporated association with Deductible Gift Recipient and charitable status. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

To find out more please contact Rachel Toop, Development Executive via 03 9094 7861 or development(at)

MWF gratefully acknowledges the outstanding generosity of our very special donors.


The Hart Line Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation


The Cornish Family


Finkel Foundation
Dr George & Rosa Morstyn


Harrison Young


Michael & Ann Cohn
Bernard Marin AM
Paul & Angela Riggs, Salon Productions Australia
Michael & Marion Webster


Colin Batrouney
Luciana Katsilidis
Christine Nixon
David Parsons
Trudy Wyse