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August 23, 2018

Festival Guide for Shoestring Budgets

At MWF, we understand that budgets are varied. To make our program as accessible as possible to every lover of literature, we’re proud to host a range of free events, featuring some of the Festival’s highlight speakers. Browse our Festival Guide for Shoestring Budgets and enjoy MWF18 without putting a strain on your purses. Local […]

August 20, 2018

The Power of Resistance at MWF18

At MWF, we are proud to bring together a diverse range of voices to discuss the issues that affect us all. Browse through some of our standout sessions that celebrate the power of resistance and showcase the myriad voices that form part of the Festival. West Writers: In Parallel Universe: Sharing stories from Melbourne’s west, […]

Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs

Expanding the program to encompass the myriad ways that words inspire and uplift us, MWF18 features a range of sessions that provide some much-needed comedic relief in between more serious topics of discussion. Browse our Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs and pencil in a chuckle (or several). Staged: The Aspie Hour: The Aspie Hour is an […]

August 13, 2018

Festival Guide for Creative Young Minds

A creative playground for all ages, Melbourne Writers Festival features a plethora of family-fun events. From casting a spell to writing your own songs, plant a love of literature early on with our Festival Guide for Creative Young Minds.    Witches Workshop: Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble! Write your own spells […]

August 6, 2018

Festival Guide for Curious Souls and Bohemian Spirits

From theatre and performance to spoken word and song – MWF18 is a tribute to the myriad ways words inspire and unite us. For curious souls and bohemian spirits, we’ve compiled our favourite events from the bookish arts party that is this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival.   Sally Seltmann: Lovesome: Is it possible to separate your heart […]

July 30, 2018

Festival Guide for Change-Makers and Room-Shakers

A platform for open discussion and debate, MWF invites some of the world’s leading authors, artists, activists and advocates to canvas the issues that affect us all. If big ideas and important stories top your Festival agenda, we’ve compiled our favourite sessions for change-makers and room-shakers. Animal Ethics: Is it ever ethical to take an animal’s […]

July 25, 2018

Festival Guide for International Students

At MWF, we understand that cultural and language barriers, financial costs and a hectic study schedule can sometimes dissuade international students from attending literary and arts events. That is why we asked six international students to help us compile a list of student-friendly Festival events, which are accessible, low-cost or free, and run outside class […]

July 23, 2018

Festival Guide for Lovers of Literature

For more than 30 years, MWF has been a place for lovers of literature to converge and revel in the power of words. For Festival-goers with a serious alphabetical appreciation, we’ve compiled our top sessions that put words front and centre. Literary Tattoos: Commit to your literary passions and ink a book to your skin. Twice-winner […]

July 17, 2018

Festival Guide For Questioning Minds

Each year, MWF brings together some of the world’s leading minds to consider and reflect on the issues that matter to us all. MWF18 is no exception, with an eclectic array of authors, artists, advocates and activists unraveling the threads of this year’s theme, A Matter of Life and Death, and the rich motifs that […]