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June 4, 2020

Listen and learn

Hear from authors, journalists and writers, including Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander playwright Nakkiah Lui and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, as they dissect the cultural, social and political issues surrounding race today and how writing can be used as a weapon against injustice. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival. Content Warning: these recordings […]

November 14, 2019

New on the MWF podcast

This month on the MWF Podcast, we hear from some of the amazing authors, activists and musicians who made MWF19 extraordinary. DeRay Mckesson: On the Other Side of Freedom Civil rights activist and author DeRay Mckesson is one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. He speaks to Benjamin Law about his […]

August 20, 2019

Program Picks: Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is the author of Not Just Lucky, a bestselling career manifesto for millennial women and editor of The Motherhood, a new compilation of letters by famous Australian mums. Also a Festival board member, Jamila shares her must-see sessions at MWF19 that speak to her personal and professional experiences. On Voice and Power Sunday 8 September, 2.30pm […]

Pillow Talk with Will Kostakis

Love. It stirs our creative spirits, brings us to our knees, inspires songs and sonnets and paintings and volumes. In the spirit of this year’s Festival theme, When We Talk About Love, we’re asking authors and artists to share the passions that underpin their work. This week, we chatted to YA author Will Kostakis about the […]

August 15, 2019

An Ode to the Tome: Too Much Lip, The Erratics and Love!

We all have those books. The ‘I fell asleep reading you’, ‘I dropped you in the bath’, ‘I covered you in crumbs as I devoured you over lunch’ – the un-put-downables that became like instant best friends or toxic lovers. To celebrate the powerful ways in which words can rouse us, we’re asking our favourite book bloggers to […]