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April 26, 2023

Artist Spotlight: Zena Cumpston

Zena Cumpston is a Barkandji woman who works as a freelance writer, researcher, curator and storyteller. She is passionate about plants and the many ways they elucidate the ingenuity and deep knowledge of her people. Melbourne Writers Festival invited Cumpston to share the inspiration behind her latest work, Plants: Past, Present and Future – co-authored […]

Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Best of the Fest

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of over ten books, including the ABIA winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the memoir The Hate Race, and the poetry collections How Decent Folk Behave and Carrying the World. She is currently Poet in Residence at Melbourne University. Discover the events Maxine Beneba Clarke is most looking forward […]

April 20, 2023

The Stella Prize’s Best of the Fest

By The Stella Prize  As part of this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, Stella is delighted to present an in-conversation with the yet-to-be-announced winner of the 2023 Stella Prize (book via this link). However, there are many events across MWF’s exciting and ambitious program that the Stella team are looking forward to – these are just […]