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Gemma
Blog Author: Gemma

September 14, 2018

‘A Year of Reading’ Winner Announced

And we have a winner! Darren from Bundoora is the lucky one who gets to take home 52 books by authors at this year’s Festival. Happy reading, Darren! Thanks to all who signed up, and don’t be discouraged – as an MWF eNews subscriber, you’ll get exclusive access to more giveaways in the future. Sign […]

August 15, 2018

‘Negro Speaks of Books’ Talks Books, Diversity and MWF18

Since 2017, online platform ‘Negro Speaks of Books’ has hosted conversations about books written by authors of colour. Taking its name from the Langston Hughes poem ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’, it celebrates the diversity of Bla(c)k literature across the Diaspora. At MWF18, ‘Negro Speaks of Books’ founder Inez Trambas will join journalist and filmmaker […]

August 26, 2015

‘FUNDAMENTALLY A LOVE STORY’: BENJAMIN LAW ON HOLDING THE MAN

Australia recorded its first official death from AIDS six months after I was born: July 1983 at Melbourne’s Prince Henry Hospital. The man was 43 years old. He was the first Australian casualty and wouldn’t be the last. Being 29 means I’m old enough to vividly remember the Grim Reaper advertisements from 1987, but young […]

August 29, 2014

#FODI at #MWF14

On Sunday 31 August at 3pm, Sydney Opera House will broadcast live from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014 into Fed Square, giving Melbourne audiences a taste of #FODI. Hosted by FODI favourite Jane Caro, it will feature 45 minutes of highlights from talks from the first day of the festival and interviews with speakers, […]

July 23, 2018

#TopFivePicks: ‘Alpha Reader’ Shares Her Must Reads for MWF18

In the lead up to this year’s MWF, we’ve asked our favourite book bloggers for their #topfivepicks to read ahead of the event. New, old, already ear-marked or one to add to the bedside table – dive into a world of reading and get prepped for the Fest. In this blog, Danielle Binks from ‘Alpha Reader‘ shares […]

August 13, 2018

#TopFivePicks: ‘Bookish Friends’ Shares Her Must Reads for MWF18

In the lead up to this year’s MWF, we’ve asked our favourite book bloggers for their #topfivepicks to read ahead of the event. New, old, already ear-marked or one to add to the bedside table – dive into a world of reading and get prepped for the Fest. In this blog, Diem Nguyen from ‘Bookish Friends‘ shares […]

August 21, 2018

#TopFivePicks: ‘Lillytales’ Shares Her Must Reads for MWF18

In the lead up to this year’s MWF, we’ve asked our favourite book bloggers for their #topfivepicks to read ahead of the event. New, old, already ear-marked or one to add to the bedside table – dive into a world of reading and get prepped for the Fest. In this blog, Kate Lloyd from ‘Lillytales‘ shares from her […]