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July 1, 2014

WANTED: DIGITAL REPORTERS

Melbourne Writers Festival together with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is on the lookout for four Digital Reporters to become the voice of MWF across the Festival. Digital Reporters will be given inside access to MWF with exclusive invitations to MWF events and parties, professional development support from the Emerging Writers’ Festival and a small stipend. […]

November 25, 2015

WEST WRITERS OUR STORIES FORUM

Hiroki Kobayashi is Multicultural Program Coordinator at Melbourne Writers Festival and Emerging Writers’ Festival. As I sit here in my second week as Multicultural Program Coordinator at Melbourne Writers Festival, it was perfect timing that I was able to attend the West Writers Our Stories Forum at Footscray Community Arts Centre to meet, engage and […]

July 28, 2016

WESTSIDE WORDS AT MWF 2016

How about a weekend that features transformation, fighting sexism, ghost signs, working for change, travel, womanhood and a psychogeographic walk? Westside Words is a series of activities and events in Footscray that will inspire readers and writers of all backgrounds, exploring these topics and more. Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and its 40-year history as […]

August 21, 2017

What is the PEN Empty Chair?

Truth-telling is a dangerous business. Each year, many writers around the world are unjustly detained, imprisoned, tortured, forced into exile and in other ways silenced, in order to hide or ignore the issues that they bring to light. In 2016, PEN International’s worldwide case list included over 1000 writers: journalists, bloggers, poets, songwriters, novelists, playwrights. Since the […]

September 11, 2017

WhatWillYouLeaveBehind.com

By Magenta Sheridan After coming in from the cold of Federation Square I was ushered into the dark quiet of ACMI Cinema 1 for my second Melbourne Writers Festival session of the day: ‘Death in the Digital Age’. Radio broadcaster Vanessa Toholka was to lead discussion between Elizabeth Tan, author of the puzzling but brilliant […]

July 11, 2014

WHEN READER MEETS WRITER

We often feel a certain closeness to an author having spent so much time with our heads in their books. As the reader, we gain an intimate access into their world through the words on the pages. But when the unique opportunity comes around to meet one of your literary idols, boy can it be rewarding! Here […]

July 23, 2014

WHY FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL?

We ask Yasmeen Richards, Artist Liaison & Program Coordinator at MWF and author of the blog Wandering Spice, about how she came about curating the new Food, Wine & Travel stream for #MWF14. Why food & wine programming? Melbourne Writers Festival does literary and current events so beautifully, so it was a natural move to expand […]

June 2, 2014

WILL KOSTAKIS: WRITING IDENTITY

There’s more than one kind of Australian. We are a nation of different cultural heritages, languages, beliefs and families constantly colliding with one another, but consuming local media, you wouldn’t know it. If an Indian family bought the house down the street, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid. In 2011, the Kapoor family moving to Ramsey […]

August 28, 2014

WORDS AND WAR: BLACK DIGGERS

Words and War: Black Diggers was a gravely significant session for me, on an emotional, cultural, and intellectual level. Bruce Gates hosted the session, and was a lovely choice, considering his background as an historian. The forum was not only paying homage to the Indigenous diggers who had fought in world wars and not been given […]