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April 12, 2019

MWF Podcast: April Round-Up

This month on the MWF Podcast, we hear from some of the female authors, comedians, screenwriters and singer-songwriters who made MWF18 extraordinary.  How I Survived: Nayuka Gorrie & Nakkiah Lui Co-writers and stars of ABC’s irreverent Black Comedy, Nayuka Gorrie and Nakkiah Lui, discuss their experience of breaking into the world of television comedy writing as Aboriginal […]

April 9, 2019

MWF Podcast: March Round-Up

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Four MWF favourites answer the age-old question. Dream Dinner Party: Leigh Sales At her dream dinner party, Leigh Sales raises a glass to great writing in film and television with actor Lachy Hulme, comedian and writer Tony Martin, and screenwriters Jan Sardi and Samantha Winston. Recorded […]

March 4, 2019

MWF announces Rebecca MacFarling as new CEO

Melbourne Writers Festival is excited to announce that Rebecca MacFarling has joined the team as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining MWF, Rebecca was the interim CEO of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. A marketer and fundraiser by trade, Rebecca has held roles at Musica Viva Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Bangarra Dance Theatre, […]

January 18, 2019

The MWF Podcast is Here! January Round-Up

Missed out on a session at MWF18? Want to relive a favourite moment? Or just looking for something that isn’t true crime? Rejoice – the MWF Podcast is here for your listening pleasure. We’ll share new recordings every month, and first up we have: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Writing Yourself Into History American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi […]

January 11, 2019

Catch up on Ronan Farrow, Emily Nussbaum and Masha Gessen

Missed out on MWF18? Ahead of the launch of our official podcast (coming very soon – subscribe to our eNews to hear about it first), catch up on some favourites courtesy of the Wheeler Centre. Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse & Facing Facts Ronan Farrow discusses the poignant stories of abuse behind his extraordinary investigative reporting […]

January 3, 2019

Reading Victoria with Maxine Beneba Clarke, Khalid Warsame and more

Reading Victoria was a 10th Anniversary project of Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office, exploring Victoria’s suburbs and towns in fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, in celebration of Melbourne’s 10th anniversary as a UNESCO City of Literature. This recording of artists reading their stories was played at a special event for MWF18, where attendees […]

December 12, 2018

Belong’s Reading List: Aboriginal Women at MWF18

Melbourne Writers Festival is committed to creating space for First Nations voices within the Festival program. We celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of Aboriginal authors, poets, journalists and commentators through appearances by many talented individuals. In 2018 MWF was proud to have Belong as a cultural partner for the first time, with a strong […]

November 28, 2018

Living Overseas: Me & Melbourne Storytelling Competition Winner

Melbourne Writers Festival partnered with Study Melbourne to host Me & Melbourne, a storytelling competition for international students. ‘Living Overseas’ by Monica Ferreira Rocha from Brazil was shortlisted in the Vocational Education and Training category and was voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Living Overseas by Monica Ferreira Rocha When I arrived in […]