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June 26, 2015

TELLING STORIES, CATCHING BUTTERFLIES

Jane Hone is a 2015 MWF programming intern. She completed her Honours in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne in 2012. The critical component of her thesis followed Helen Garner’s feminist trajectory from Monkey Grip to The Spare Room, and looked at how age affects power and radicalism in women. She is currently riding out […]

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 12, 2014

JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER: OUR FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS

Why do we judge books by their covers? Perhaps it is our human instinct to be attracted to gorgeous, colourful and interesting images. Regardless, book covers are an ingenious outward appearance of the personality of the book, allowing the reader a peek into the wonderland of the book’s content. Let us put the old saying aside for a moment, ignore […]

August 30, 2014

MORE FROM #VUMWF14

Our Victoria University Reviewers for a Day have been attending a wide range of keynotes, conversations, panels, exhibitions, industry insights seminars – all sorts. It’s been fascinating reading their very personal responses to their Festival experience, event by event and review by review. Here’s another taste of what they’ve been up to. Modern Spying By Calum […]

MEET THE BLURB BLOG-TO-BOOK AUTHORS

So how are our three bloggers travelling in the Blurb Blog to Book challenge to publish a book based on their blog during the eleven days of the Festival? Karys McEwen @karysrhiann “Trying to fit in editing and designing my blog-to-book project alongside full time work and full time study has been tricky! But I also work […]

August 29, 2014

#FODI at #MWF14

On Sunday 31 August at 3pm, Sydney Opera House will broadcast live from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014 into Fed Square, giving Melbourne audiences a taste of #FODI. Hosted by FODI favourite Jane Caro, it will feature 45 minutes of highlights from talks from the first day of the festival and interviews with speakers, […]

August 25, 2014

FIRST WEEKEND ROUND-UP #VUMWF14

The Victoria University Reviewer for a Day project has given 40 lucky writers from all walks of life, with a range of different interests and writing styles, the opportunity to see a session of their choice at the Festival and report on it afterwards. The results so far give a fascinating audience-point-of-view insight into a variety […]

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 15, 2014

THEN AND NOW: YA BOOKS WE LOVED (AND STILL LOVE)

These days, Young Adult titles are not always just for teenagers (In fact, 55% of YA titles are bought by adults). Here are some of the MWF team’s favourite books they read as teenagers that they still love today. On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt As a teen I loved On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia […]

August 13, 2014

FESTIVAL FEVER!

Win a 5 Pack of tickets to Melbourne Writers Festival AND a 5 Pack to Melbourne Fringe Festival. That’s 10 tickets in total! (plus a bonus event on a Friday for free at #MWF14). Want to win this festival overload? In 25 words or less, simply answer the question: Why do you love festivals in Melbourne? […]

August 12, 2014

OUR FESTIVAL PICKS

Admittedly, when I saw this year’s spread of art, music, food, and travel, I was a little overwhelmed too. Unsure of which events to book in for? Here are some of our team’s must-see events: A Little History: Photographing Nick Cave I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a Nick Cave tragic and will proudly take […]

August 11, 2014

JOIN THE CONVERSATION WITH TALKING POINTS

Talking Points brings you six intriguing events guaranteed to spark debate, curiosity and new opinions on current affairs topics making headlines today. A highlight of The Agenda. Here’s the six thought-provoking topics Melbourne Writers Festival has ready for you to start wrapping your head around. Putin’s Russia Leading Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen considers […]