Blog category: MWF Interns

February 5, 2015

ARE YOU OUR NEXT STAR INTERN?

  At MWF, interns play a vital role in delivering the Festival and become true members of our Festival family. We love having interns as part of our team and do our best to provide a meaningful (and memorable) experience for them. Here’s what a few of last year’s interns said about their experience at…

September 8, 2016

BEHIND EVERY GREAT WRITER…

Guest post from Editors Victoria Behind every great writer is a great editor. Or two. Sometimes even three! Did you know that manuscripts can pass through the hands of several editors? On its way to being published, a book can be worked on by a commissioning editor, developmental editor, structural editor, copy editor and, just…

August 5, 2016

BIG IDEAS AT MWF 2016

Big issues and challenging ideas abound in the news. It can be overwhelming, but MWF provides a great opportunity to unpack these ideas with trusted and admired thinkers. Public discussions can help provide perspective and context by bringing together varying viewpoints and helping you see arguments in a different light. With the help of The…

February 16, 2016

BLAK & BRIGHT

This weekend sees the debut of Blak & Bright, Victoria’s first Indigenous Literary Festival. Across three days Blak & Bright will present a wealth of wonderful events for readers who are curious about discovering great books and stories by Indigenous writers. With over 50 writers and 20 sessions – which are mostly free or low-cost –…

August 24, 2014

BLURB BLOG TO BOOK CHALLENGE

HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK IN ELEVEN DAYS … Congratulations to the three bloggers who have taken up the Blurb Blog to Book challenge to design and publish a book based on their blog-writings, from cover to cover, all during the eleven days of the Festival. Karys McEwen The Something Fine Project @karysrhiann “I feel…

August 28, 2014

BOB BROWN: FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE

I first discovered that Bob Brown was the bee’s knees when I started following his progress with the topical animal rights group the Sea Shepherd, and their success with Operation Kimberley Miinimbi, a great win for not only the whale nursery they saved, but for the Goolarabooloo people. Because Brown is a man of strong…

June 25, 2014

CHRIS HADFIELD AT #MWF14

There is something so fascinating about astronauts – they are an elite group who have literally gone out of this world, and seen our earth from another perspective. Like millions of viewers around the world last year, I was absolutely delighted when Chris Hadfield released his viral Youtube sensation Space Oddity, filmed on board the…

June 10, 2014

CLAIRE ZORN: WRITER VS WEIRDO

I used to write a lot of stories, but I stopped in my early teens because I had these notions of the sort of person a writer should be and they didn’t match the person I was. I spent a lot of time in my head as a kid. I would imagine up these intricate…

August 14, 2014

CLARE WRIGHT ON FORGETTING: A PREVIEW  

Ever since I was a little girl and started poking and prodding the world with my infernal curiosity for historical detail, my mum has had one answer to almost all of my questions. Me: How old were you when you bought your first bra, Mum? What did you wear to your Prom? Did your date…

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…

February 25, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS AUDIENCE ADVOCATES

Each year MWF audiences bring the Festival to life by responding passionately to the ideas and writing at the heart of our events – through conversations online, live at our events, or in bars and restaurants afterwards. As Festival Director, I strive to weave opportunities for reflection, discussion and feedback into everything MWF does as…