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May 27, 2019

Meet the Intern: Michelle Buckley

MWF Development Intern Michelle answers the tough questions. Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do when you’re not interning with MWF? I am a total bookaholic so will try and spend as much of my free time reading. I am also currently undertaking a Masters of Writing and Publishing, so I’ve always […]

Meet the Intern: Jessica Strong

MWF marketing intern Jessica tells us about her bookish habits. Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do when you’re not interning with MWF? I work in a bookshop, so always lots of reading books, talking about books and writing! When I’m at home, apart from reading, I mostly pester our cat Mia […]

May 17, 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 […]

May 9, 2019

Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition

Calling all international students! Share your story for the chance to win amazing prizes. We all have a love story. What do you love about Melbourne? Is it the coffee, the music, the laneways, the people, the sports, the food? What are those distinct Melbourne experiences that have made this city so special to you? […]

April 9, 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 […]

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, […]

February 13, 2019

MWF Podcast: February Round-Up

Missed out on a session at MWF18? Clear your schedule and sink into the second installment of the MWF Podcast. Therapy Couch: Judith Lucy Comedian and writer Judith Lucy sits down on the Therapy Couch for a chat with broadcaster and book reviewer Elizabeth McCarthy, who plays ‘literary therapist’ in a discussion around the creative […]

February 4, 2019

MWF Moves to State Library Victoria

Melbourne Writers Festival and State Library Victoria today announced a major partnership that will see our city’s biggest and best literary arts festival take up residence in Australia’s busiest library. The creation of new public spaces as part of State Library Victoria’s ambitious Vision 2020 redevelopment will now make it possible for the Library and […]

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 […]