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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 […]

August 8, 2014

TAKE ME AWAY: WHERE I LIKE TO READ

Whether you like to read on the go, at home, in bed or poolside with a margarita in hand, reading can take you just about anywhere. Does fantasy writing help you escape the chaos of Richmond train station during peak hour? Or is a good crime novel perfected when read huddled away from Melbourne’s winter […]

August 5, 2014

REVIEWER FOR A DAY

I am a lover of blogs, I admit. I love the fact that all over the world authors, artists, photographers, poets, anyone really with a creative-bent and access to a computer, is able to offer their thoughts on things happening around them, in both the broadest context and the most personal. I enjoy the immediacy, […]

July 23, 2014

WHY FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL?

We ask Yasmeen Richards, Artist Liaison & Program Coordinator at MWF and author of the blog Wandering Spice, about how she came about curating the new Food, Wine & Travel stream for #MWF14. Why food & wine programming? Melbourne Writers Festival does literary and current events so beautifully, so it was a natural move to expand […]

July 11, 2014

WHEN READER MEETS WRITER

We often feel a certain closeness to an author having spent so much time with our heads in their books. As the reader, we gain an intimate access into their world through the words on the pages. But when the unique opportunity comes around to meet one of your literary idols, boy can it be rewarding! Here […]

July 4, 2014

FAVOURITE CHARACTER FROM A BOOK

One of the greatest things about reading books is their ability to transport us to another time. They give us power to enter a new world if only to escape the reality of our day for a few blissful moments. Having a favourite character from a book is our connection to a place where the impossible becomes possible. […]

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 […]