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March 19, 2016

STUDENT BLOG: YOUR SKIRT’S TOO SHORT REVIEW

Your Skirt’s Too Short by Emily Maguire When I chose this book, honestly, I thought it would be pretty bad. But I started reading it anyway, which was a good idea. The book is a cross between a nonfiction and fiction book, because it is her opinion, as she explores different ideas (kind of like […]

December 9, 2015

MWF STAFF SUMMER READS

The MWF team share their fave book of 2015, as well as what they’ll be reading this summer. Share your reading picks in the comments below! LISA DEMPSTER, FESTIVAL DIRECTOR/CEO 2015 fave: Trans: A Memoir, Juliet Jacques Trans explores the complexities of identity, with the author’s gender reassignment at its heart. Jacques’ reflections on her […]

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 […]

December 10, 2014

DYMOCKS MELBOURNE’S SUMMER READS

We’re keen to get started on our holiday reading list. If you’re looking for some titles to add to yours, the team from Dymocks Melbourne has you covered. Check out their top 10 reads for this holiday season. Colm Toibin – Nora Webster It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a […]

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 12, 2014

MWF WINTER READS

Melbourne’s winter has almost arrived, bringing clouds, rain and crisp mornings. Winter is the perfect time to retreat into the pages of a book and we’ve got recommendations we think will warm you right up over the next few months. We suggest the following titles to help you through the foggy mornings, rainy days and […]