Blog Author: MWF Staff

August 14, 2015

SILVER SCREEN SCIENCE: TOP 5 FILMS

Dr James Murphy is a cell signalling and cell death researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. As a panel host for one of the upcoming Silver Screen Science events at ACMI this month, Murphy will help separate the actual from the absurd in blockbuster science fiction gem Outbreak. Here, Murphy shares some select science-y movie moments…

August 25, 2014

SKETCHBOOK REPORTING: OSLO DAVIS’ DRAWING THE JOKE

You can also see Oslo Davis’ wonderful mural at Page Not Found, or attend the Page Not Found Walk at the City Gallery on Sat 30 Aug 1.30pm. He is also drawing at The Little Library on Level 2 of Melbourne Central on Sat 30 Aug 11am. Follow Michelle: @maybestreet Digital Reporters is run in partnership…

July 19, 2018

Sleepover with the Stars of MWF18: Five Nights of Giveaways

How would you fancy a sleepover with the stars of MWF18? Over the next month, we’ll be giving away five prize packs, each comprising two front-row seats to one of our showcase events, plus one night’s stay at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins on the date of the event. The official accommodation of MWF18’s guests,…

May 2, 2018

Sofie Laguna: A Question of Character

We come to love certain books often because of our attachment to the characters. We talk to Sofie Laguna, author of award-winning novels The Choke and The Eye of the Sheep which are renowned for their compelling characters. Sofie will be teaching how to explore character at a Fiction Writing Workshop at Melbourne’s Faber Writing…

August 25, 2014

SOUND IS THE NEW STORY

Radio buffs, sound nerds, wav makers and other interested parties all crowded around for an afternoon of perspectives, insights and anecdotes at Sound is the New Story, on the opening weekend of the Melbourne Writers Festival. At this session, broadcasters and podcasters Benjamen Walker (USA), Jessie Borrelle and Miyuki Jokiranta all took to the stage to…

April 4, 2017

Staff Blog: A Library Love Story

By Tamsien West In 2016 I spent six months travelling Europe, and visited more than 30 libraries in 13 countries. Each space was unique, from private collections with restricted access, to huge public facilities with free wi-fi and events, to tourist attractions with entry fees and a look-don’t-touch approach. Evidently, I really love libraries. The…

December 8, 2016

STAFF BLOG: HOW DID I GET HERE?

You know that moment when someone asks you: ‘So what do you do?’, or ‘Where do you work?’, ‘What do you write?’? And in a few seconds you feel the need to question your life choices or formulate ways of fitting together freelance writer, arts worker, sometimes academic and wishful writer of essays & stories…