MWF Audience


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, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation


The Cornish Family
Allan J Myers AO QC


Finkel Foundation
Dr George & Rosa Morstyn
John Jerome Myers


Malcolm Broomhead
Rosemary Geer
B B & A Miller Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
Harrison Young


Sally Browne Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
Michael & Ann Cohn
Jayne Dullard
Dominic and Natalie Dirupo
Bernard Marin AM
McLeod Family Foundation
Karen Monaghan
Cecilia Myers
Paul & Angela Riggs, Salon Productions Australia
Mark Rubbo OAM
Nick Ruskin
Jane Smith
Michael Webster
Marion Webster OAM


Colin Batrouney
Sue Beeton
Anna Bligh
Susan Brookes
Ita Buttrose
Nikki Christer
Alexandra Coghill
Margaret and Donald Cox
Deborah Cox
Jason Craig
Terry Denton
Vera and Abe Dorevitch
John Edwards
Claire Egan
Jacinta Efthim
Penny Fannin
Karen Fehring
Nick Feik
Alicia Forster
Rosemary Grieve
Prue Griffiths
Clive Hamilton
Nicole Heales
Suzanne Hemming
Gerard Henderson
Vivia Hickman
Justine Horton
Antoni Jach
Luciana Katsilidis
Maria Katsonis
Anne Kennedy
Irene Kearsey
Karen Large
Pip Lincolne
Isobel Long
Hugh Mackay
Jan Mcdonald
Ella Monaghan
Stephen Newton
Christine Nixon
Debra Norbury
Abe Nouk
Kirsten Parris
David Parsons
Kathleen Prince
Mary Jo Putney
Dorothy Reading
Larke Riemer
Sarah Salem
Ron Savage
Bob Sessions AM
Tim Soutphommasane
Shaun Tan
Alan Trounson
Kym Tyzack
Lea Waters
Kim Williams
Christopher Wray
Trudy Wyse
Lyn Yates