Blog Author: MWF Staff

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 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 30, 2015

10 GREAT PODCASTS FOR YOUR DAILY COMMUTE

Ally Scale is a podcast enthusiast who produced a series of podcasts for Writers Victoria in 2014. She also collaborated with Writers Bloc and All The Best on the podcast episode Baby Teeth. Ally is a 2015 MWF Development intern.  I love the tactile experience of reading a book. But when it’s peak hour on public…

March 6, 2015

10 WOMEN WRITERS TO WATCH IN 2015

To celebrate International Womens Day, Festival Director Lisa Dempster and Program Manager Jo Case have put together a list (in no particular order) of 1o women writers to look out for this year: 1. Kim Gordon – Former Sonic Youth singer/bassist, her memoir Girl in a Band  is getting great reviews and earning comparisons to Patti Smith’s…