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December 1, 2017

Industry Experience for Students Through Digital Storytellers Program

This year MWF introduced the Digital Storytellers program, giving our audience another way to experience the Festival – by engaging six exciting voices to share their Festival adventures across platforms. As part of the partnership between MWF and Victoria University to provide opportunities for students to have hands-on industry experience during their studies, VU student […]

October 24, 2017

New Shoots: A Garden of Poems at MWF17

By Magan Magan ‘New Shoots: A Garden of Poems’ was a wonderful event held at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. It featured ten brilliantly diverse poets – Bonny Cassidy, Elena Gomez, Duncan Hose, Carissa Lee Godwin, Cameron Lowe, Bruce Pascoe, Ryan Prehn, Autumn Royal, Maria Takolander and Chris Wallace-Crabbe. Each poet had written a poem […]

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 […]

October 3, 2017

YA & Activism: Angie Thomas at MWF17

By Rebecca Gough Angie Thomas delivered the first YA keynote talk ever at Melbourne Writers Festival and she made our hearts sing. “Today I’m here to beg you to change the world.” Angie Thomas Her passionate statement was that as writers, changing the world is possible – we have the power to do it. Her debut young […]

September 18, 2017

Community and Allyship: Janet Mock at MWF17

By Kate Lloyd It was Thursday night and, unlike my usual routine of getting into my pyjamas with a cup of tea and relaxing on the couch, I was getting ready to catch the train into Fed Square to hear Janet Mock deliver her keynote address at Melbourne Writers Festival. For those of you who […]

Connectedness and Consciousness: Janet Mock at MWF17

By Magan Magan Well-known transgender activist Janet Mock gave a keynote speech at the Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Her speech left many of the audience members in awe. She spoke about writers Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Barbara Smith and Bayard Rustin being responsible for her own consciousness. Janet’s shout out to current hip-hop sensation Cardi […]

August 16, 2017

Meet MWF Digital Storyteller: Magan

For MWF 2017, we’ve engaged six exciting voices to be our Digital Storytellers. Not only will they get to report on this year’s Festival in new and innovative ways, but welcome us into the digital spaces they inhabit so well. Here, Magan tells all about learning the digital ropes, and what he’s most excited to see at […]

August 14, 2017

Meet MWF Digital Storyteller: Bec

For MWF 2017, we’ve engaged six exciting voices to be our Digital Storytellers. Not only will they get to report on this year’s Festival in new and innovative ways, but welcome us into the digital spaces they inhabit so well. Here, Bec Gough tells us about her channels, and what she’s most excited to see at this […]

August 12, 2017

Meet MWF Digital Storyteller: Becca

For MWF 2017, we’ve engaged six exciting voices to be our Digital Storytellers. Not only will they get to report on this year’s Festival in new and innovative ways, but welcome us into the digital spaces they inhabit so well. Here, Becca the Book Reviewer tells all about her channel, and what she’s most excited to see at […]