Audience Advocates

Each year, our Audience Advocates help to ensure we deliver the best event for every body.

Since 2015 we’ve been inviting fans of MWF to play a part in shaping the Festival.

Each year MWF appoints a committee of self-nominated Festival audience members – Audience Advocates – to contribute to the development of that year’s Festival program. Working directly with artistic director Marieke Hardy, our Audience Advocates assist the MWF programming team to ensure our Festival program is interesting, innovative and reflects the broad interests of Melbourne’s reading community.

Our 2018 Audience Advocates are:

  • Abby
  • Jacqui Baker
  • Michelle Buckley
  • Alexandra Coghill
  • Erin Farrow
  • Naish Gawen
  • Sarah Gill
  • Cassie McGannon
  • Inez Trambas
  • Katrina Whelen
  • Leah Williams
  • Christine Yunn-Yu Sun

If you have your own idea for the Festival, please submit it via our Digital Suggestion Box. All ideas submitted will be reviewed and considered by our programming team and Audience Advocates.