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December 6, 2017

MWF Staff Summer Reading List

What we’re reading this summer. Marieke Hardy, Artistic Director In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey, because I trust the woman who gave it to me. True Stories by Helen Garner – I mean, really. Helen. Helen Garner. Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of glitter cannons exploding in my […]

April 4, 2017

Staff Blog: A Library Love Story

By Tamsien West In 2016 I spent six months travelling Europe, and visited more than 30 libraries in 13 countries. Each space was unique, from private collections with restricted access, to huge public facilities with free wi-fi and events, to tourist attractions with entry fees and a look-don’t-touch approach. Evidently, I really love libraries. The […]

February 1, 2017

MY TOP 5 PICKS: JASMEET SAHI

Excited by the JLF Melbourne program but not sure where to start? Jasmeet Sahi, our program producer for JLF Melbourne, gives us her top 5 picks for what not to miss. 1. Pranam / Honouring Country ceremony at Gala: India Now I’m excited about this unique collaboration between Indigenous and Indian artists, in a special […]

December 19, 2016

MWF PROGRAMMING TEAM’S SUMMER READING LIST

Looking for some summer reading ideas? Our programming team give us their picks for the long, lazy days ahead. Lisa Dempster, Festival Director/CEO This summer I’m looking forward to catching up on some great Australian literature that I didn’t have a chance to read during the year, including Katherine Johnson’s The Better Son, Isabelle Li’s […]

December 13, 2016

STAFF BLOG: MINIMALISM & MWF MOMENTS

Author Leo Babauta changed my life in a very practical way – he introduced me to the concept of minimalism. I first started reading his books, like Zen to Done, to learn more about productivity but instead discovered a whole new world of minimalism, simplicity and the power of doing less. I became an avid […]

December 8, 2016

STAFF BLOG: HOW DID I GET HERE?

You know that moment when someone asks you: ‘So what do you do?’, or ‘Where do you work?’, ‘What do you write?’? And in a few seconds you feel the need to question your life choices or formulate ways of fitting together freelance writer, arts worker, sometimes academic and wishful writer of essays & stories […]

December 6, 2016

MWF STAFF’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2016 (PART TWO)

Earlier this year, we gave you our favourite books of 2016 so far. With so many incredible books released this year, we thought it was time for part two. What were your favourites? Lisa Dempster, Festival Director/CEO Perhaps obviously, as she was MWF’s keynote speaker this year, one of my favourite books of the year […]

August 26, 2016

MWF PROGRAMMING TALKS AUSTRALIAN FICTION

Some of the best fiction is being cooked up right in our own backyard. We’re proud this year to showcase many brilliant Australian authors at MWF, from seasoned writers to newcomers. We asked our Festival Director, Lisa Dempster, and Assistant Program Manager, Kylie Maslen, to share their favourite Australian fiction picks of the moment – […]

July 26, 2016

MWF STAFF’S PICKS OF THE PROGRAM

Our 2016 program is out, and there’s plenty to sink your teeth into, from YA fiction to events for kids and teens. We know the choice can be overwhelming, so we did the rounds in the MWF office to gather some of our staff’s suggestions of the events not to miss. Jo (Program Manager) recommends: As […]