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December 12, 2018

Belong’s Reading List: Aboriginal Women at MWF18

Melbourne Writers Festival is committed to creating space for First Nations voices within the Festival program. We celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of Aboriginal authors, poets, journalists and commentators through appearances by many talented individuals. In 2018 MWF was proud to have Belong as a cultural partner for the first time, with a strong […]

November 28, 2018

Living Overseas: Me & Melbourne Storytelling Competition Winner

Melbourne Writers Festival partnered with Study Melbourne to host Me & Melbourne, a storytelling competition for international students. ‘Living Overseas’ by Monica Ferreira Rocha from Brazil was shortlisted in the Vocational Education and Training category and was voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Living Overseas by Monica Ferreira Rocha When I arrived in […]

November 7, 2018

Carpe Librum: Writing and Words at MWF18

A reflection on the Festival that was by book blogger and MWF18 Digital Storyteller Tracey Allen, aka Carpe Librum. Under the creative leadership of artistic director Marieke Hardy, this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival succeeded in reinventing writers festivals as we’ve come to know them. With an evocative theme of ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, […]

October 22, 2018

Ellen van Neerven on Oodgeroo Noonuccal: Poetry and Place

Melbourne Writers Festival is passionate about fostering the next generation of readers through our Schools’ Program, with workshops and opportunities for students to meet Australian and international authors, artists, journalists and more. We also support teachers to share the wonderful world of reading with their students. In partnership with Reading Australia and the Copyright Agency’s […]

Amy Gray on Cate Kennedy: ‘Dark Roots’ and the Power of the Short Story

Melbourne Writers Festival is passionate about fostering the next generation of readers through our Schools’ Program, with workshops and opportunities for students to meet Australian and international authors, artists, journalists and more. We also support teachers to share the wonderful world of reading with their students. In partnership with Reading Australia and the Copyright Agency’s […]

June 5, 2018

Rob McDonald and Toni Jordan: Writing Your Way Up

Mentors play an invaluable role for many emerging writers, a source of inspiration, accountability, and much-needed emotional support. Here, emerging novelist whose unpublished manuscript, The Nancys, was highly commended in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Rob McDonald, and award-winning novelist whose books include the international bestseller Addition and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, discuss the writing […]