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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 […]

October 21, 2019

My Gorgeous Australian Lady: Love & Melbourne People’s Choice Winner

Melbourne Writers Festival partnered with Study Melbourne to deliver the Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition for international students. ‘My Gorgeous Australian Lady’ by Elizabeth Loaiza was shortlisted in the English Language Training category and was voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award.   My Gorgeous Australian Lady by Elizabeth Loaiza I never imagined that […]

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 […]