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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 […]

November 20, 2018

Literary Award Winners

With no shortage of amazing literary talent around at the moment, awards season has kicked off with a bang! We’ve put together this list of literary award winners over the last couple of months – which ones will you add to your TBR pile? The prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature was awarded to Alison Lester […]

November 7, 2018

Carpe Librum: Writing and Words at MWF18

A reflection on the Festival that was by book blogger and MWF18 Digital Storyteller Tracey Allen, aka Carpe Librum. Under the creative leadership of artistic director Marieke Hardy, this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival succeeded in reinventing writers festivals as we’ve come to know them. With an evocative theme of ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, […]

November 1, 2018

Pretty for an Aboriginal at MWF18

At MWF18, in a special live recording of their podcast Pretty for an Aboriginal, Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell sat down with journalist, memoirist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates to talk about race and whether democracy is failing people of colour in the US and in Australia, and why hope is irrelevant in the […]