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August 15, 2014

THEN AND NOW: YA BOOKS WE LOVED (AND STILL LOVE)

These days, Young Adult titles are not always just for teenagers (In fact, 55% of YA titles are bought by adults). Here are some of the MWF team’s favourite books they read as teenagers that they still love today. On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt As a teen I loved On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia […]

May 26, 2014

THOUGHT FOR FOOD

Food: one of Melbourne’s many creative obsessions. Making it, eating it, and certainly writing about it. I’m thrilled to be on Emerging Writers’ Festival’s ‘Thought for Food’ panel, coming up on Wednesday 28 May. The panel will bring together four Melbourne food writers who have defined their niche in the expansive blogosphere and learned the art […]

August 28, 2015

TOP 20 MICROREVIEWS

If you had to summarise an entire book in 140 characters or less, what would you say? Over the Festival, we have asked you tweet us your best #MicroReview to win an exclusive MWF15 Moleskine notebook prize pack. There were so many clever, creative and downright hilarious reviews that we decided to share some of our favourites […]

August 18, 2015

TOP 5 PICKS: CHILDREN & TEENS

Del Robinson has worked in publishing and bookselling roles for over 15 years and is a MWF15 programming intern. Additionally she works as a consultant at a children’s specialist bookshop. She is extremely passionate about connecting children with stories and books. There are lots of reasons why I’m excited about the Children and Teen sessions at […]

August 6, 2015

TRANSLATING WOMEN’S VOICES IN INDIA

Urvashi Butalia is a feminist writer, publisher and founder of Zubaan Books. India has over 20 different languages, so for Indians translation is really an act of daily negotiation. Delhi, the city where I live, has many enclaves where people of the same linguistic group have gathered together. Often when you go into these places […]

August 14, 2018

Tweet your #MicroPoem and Win

Do you fancy yourself a poet? Perhaps…a micro poet? This year, MWF is giving you the chance to flaunt your poetic prowess with our #MicroPoem competition. From 24 August to 2 September, we invite you to tweet us a poem in 280 characters or less for your chance to win an exclusive set of 3 Moleskine notebooks […]

June 27, 2018

Using State Archives to Research and Write your Story

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week was ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’. Reconciliation Australia challenged all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by exploring the history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. There is so much Victorian history that is yet to be fully […]

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 […]