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August 20, 2015

SAVE THE CHILDREN: THE FESTIVAL QUESTION

Tim Norton is the Campaigns Manager for Save the Children Australia, managing public policy and community engagement campaigns to uphold children’s rights in Australia and around the world. Previously Tim has worked for Oxfam Australia and Greens Senator Rachel Siewert. What can – and should – we do to help children living with the consequences […]

August 24, 2014

SELFIE CULTURE: THE MIRROR STAGE

Midway through Selfie Culture, Anne Manne relates this anecdote: Lena Dunham’s father asks, why would you put something you eat on Instagram? And Lena Dunham comes back with, why would you eat something unless you put it on Instagram? It is by now very old news that “selfie” was Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 Word of the […]

SHY: A CHAT WITH SIAN PRIOR

Sian Prior is no stranger to the public eye. As a journalist, broadcaster, teacher, musician and now memoirist she’s been getting up in front of people to share her work for years. What makes this even more remarkable is that every time she does it, she’s winning a battle with excruciating shyness. In her memoir Shy, […]

October 18, 2017

Silence and Struggle: Writing Family Histories at MWF17

By Magan Magan Melbourne Writers Festival hosted an event that set out to explore writing family histories. Our family histories live in us. They manifest in and around our world in transformative ways. The panel hosted authors who have written on the subject – Henry Rosenbloom, a son of Holocaust survivors, shared from the memoir […]

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 […]