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From 8–11 September, immerse yourself in a thrilling exploration of ambition at Melbourne Writers Festival.

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Don't miss these festival highlights

City Program

Brian Cox: Life of Brian

Fri 9 Sep, 4pm

Scottish actor Brian Cox discusses his early life, acclaimed memoir, and celebrated career on stage and screen – including as Succession's formidable media mogul Logan Roy - with Sally Warhaft.

City Program

Sarah Winman: Still Life

Sun 11 Sep, 4pm

Bestselling British author Sarah Winman speaks about her latest novel, Still Life, a joyful ode to love, passion and art set against the upheavals of history, in conversation with Ailsa Piper.

First Nations Curators

The MWF Big Debate: Nihilism Makes Life Worth Living

Sat 10 Sep, 6.30pm

Curated by First Nations Curator Chelsea Watego, two teams comprising our sharpest minds and wittiest word-wielders go head-to-head to argue the case for and against hope, under the keen eye of Ronnie Gorrie.

City Program

Anita Hill: Believing

Sat 10 Sep, 10am

Law professor Anita Hill speaks about Believing, the story of her decades-long reckoning with harassment and gender violence, with on-stage interviewer Sarah Krasnostein.

We respectfully acknowledge that Melbourne Writers Festival takes place on the traditional lands of the people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.