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December 1, 2023

Book giveaway!

Subscribe to the MWF eNewsletter for your chance to win a bundle of six books! (Just in time for holiday reading.) Your bundle will include:    – Gunflower, Laura Jean McKay    – Plants: Past, Present and Future, Zena Cumpston, Michael-Shawn Fletcher and Lesley Head    – Everyone on this Train is a Suspect, Benjamin […]

November 8, 2023

Vivia Hickman resigns as CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival

Vivia Hickman has resigned as CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival after two spectacular years in the role.   “The Melbourne Writers Festival is the jewel in the crown of Melbourne’s literary landscape and it has been an enormous privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to its transformation as it emerged from the very difficult pandemic […]

September 19, 2023

MWF partners with Geelong Grammar School

This year, Melbourne Writers Festival embarked on an exciting new partnership with Geelong Grammar School (GGS). As part of the partnership, acclaimed writer Nina Wan (The Albatross) attended GGS’s Corio Campus in May to speak directly to students about forging a career as a writer and to introduce the theme for the school’s annual literary […]

August 25, 2023

Podcast: Alison Roman: The Roman Empire

Hear from New York Times–bestselling author and millennial food icon Alison Roman as she joins Benjamin Law to discuss her career, recipes and latest cookbook, Sweet Enough. Roman shares her journey from working as a chef in professional kitchens and becoming a much-discussed food writer at Bon Appétit and The New York Times to eventually freeing her […]

June 6, 2023

Books are magic

The greatest thing about a writers festival also happens to be the worst: that after long months of planning, anticipation, dreaming and excitement, it’s all over in just a few days. The fleeting nature of festivals is why we love them; a distinct moment in time for those who are lucky enough to be able […]

June 1, 2023

Share your feedback for the chance to win

Complete this 15-minute survey for your chance to win a $200 Readings bookstore voucher. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to hear from our community about their experience attending the festival. Your feedback helps us deliver a better experience every year. You can complete the survey below or visit this link for a full-screen view. Create your […]

April 17, 2023

Kris Kneen’s Best of the Fest

Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and were the Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow in 2020. Fat Girl Dancing is their latest book. Discover the events Kneen is most looking forward to […]