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April 17, 2023

A Message from the Lord Mayor

Listen in as Lord Mayor Sally Capp ushers in the 2023 Melbourne Writers Festival. The city of Melbourne is so proud to be a long-time supporter of this much-loved event.

December 1, 2023

Book giveaway!

Subscribe to the MWF eNewsletter for your chance to win a bundle of six books! (Just in time for holiday reading.) Your bundle will include:    – Gunflower, Laura Jean McKay    – Plants: Past, Present and Future, Zena Cumpston, Michael-Shawn Fletcher and Lesley Head    – Everyone on this Train is a Suspect, Benjamin […]

April 20, 2023

Jan Fran’s Best of the Fest

Discover Walkley Award–winning journalist, TV presenter and social commentator Jan Fran’s picks of the Festival! Jan Fran will speak with Bernardine Evaristo in a sold-out show at Melbourne Writers Festival.   What are your top three picks of the Festival? Alison Roman: The Roman Empire Fri 5 May, 8.30pm  Melbourne Town Hall $45 general / […]

April 19, 2023

Jazz Money’s Best of the Fest

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist who uses poetics to create works across print, installation, digital, performance and film. Her writing and art has been presented, performed and published nationally and internationally. Discover the events she’s most looking forward to at the Festival and reflections on the 2023 theme. You can see Jazz […]

April 17, 2023

Kris Kneen’s Best of the Fest

Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and were the Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow in 2020. Fat Girl Dancing is their latest book. Discover the events Kneen is most looking forward to […]

September 19, 2023

MWF partners with Geelong Grammar School

This year, Melbourne Writers Festival embarked on an exciting new partnership with Geelong Grammar School (GGS). As part of the partnership, acclaimed writer Nina Wan (The Albatross) attended GGS’s Corio Campus in May to speak directly to students about forging a career as a writer and to introduce the theme for the school’s annual literary […]

September 5, 2022

Partner Spotlight – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Each year, MWF brings some of the more urgent and fascinating conversations to the stage to inform, challenge and inspire audiences. One such conversation is all about mental health. Are We All OK?  Fri 9 Sep, 6.30pm | State Library Victoria  BOOK NOW How can we safeguard our mental wellbeing at home and at work […]

April 19, 2023

Partner Spotlight – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

By Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn is proud to again partner with Melbourne Writers Festival in 2023. A highlight on literary calendars the world over, the Festival brings life into the heart of Melbourne and connects audiences to vital voices and meaningful conversations. Maurice Blackburn is thrilled to be supporting one such conversation featuring acclaimed journalist […]

September 6, 2022

Partner Spotlight – The University of Melbourne

The Melbourne Writers Festival welcomes the University of Melbourne as a Major Partner in a new three-year partnership and presents a stellar line-up of MWF events. With Opening Night fast approaching this Thursday, the Melbourne Writers Festival and long-time festival partner – the University of Melbourne – is excited to bring compelling conversations and fascinating […]