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.
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:
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.com.au.
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
Dr George & Rosa Morstyn
John Jerome Myers
B B & A Miller Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
Sally Browne Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
Michael & Ann Cohn
Dominic and Natalie Dirupo
Bernard Marin AM
McLeod Family Foundation
Paul & Angela Riggs, Salon Productions Australia
Mark Rubbo OAM
Marion Webster OAM
CITIZENS OF LITERATURE
Margaret and Donald Cox
Vera and Abe Dorevitch
Mary Jo Putney
Bob Sessions AM