Blog category: News

August 17, 2018

Festival Guide for Discovering Melbourne

Outside of the Festival hub at Fed Square, there are plenty of events taking place across MWF18 that dive deeper into the rich history of Melbourne city. For those looking to discover iconic spaces in new and unfamiliar ways, dive into our Festival Guide for Discovering Melbourne.   Opening Night Gala: You Are Here: Life…

August 14, 2018

Tweet your #MicroPoem and Win

Do you fancy yourself a poet? Perhaps…a micro poet? This year, MWF is giving you the chance to flaunt your poetic prowess with our #MicroPoem competition. From 24 August to 2 September, we invite you to tweet us a poem in 280 characters or less for your chance to win an exclusive set of 3 Moleskine notebooks…

July 19, 2018

Sleepover with the Stars of MWF18: Five Nights of Giveaways

How would you fancy a sleepover with the stars of MWF18? Over the next month, we’ll be giving away five prize packs, each comprising two front-row seats to one of our showcase events, plus one night’s stay at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins on the date of the event. The official accommodation of MWF18’s guests,…

June 27, 2018

Using State Archives to Research and Write your Story

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week was ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’. Reconciliation Australia challenged all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by exploring the history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. There is so much Victorian history that is yet to be fully…

May 28, 2018

MWF Program Manager, Jessica Alice, announced as Writers SA Director

We’re delighted that our colleague Jessica Alice will soon join Writers SA as Director. “As MWF program manager, Jessica has curated and managed vibrant, inclusive, and exciting festival programs. We wish her every success in her new role, and her continued contribution to Australia’s literary landscape,” said Shona Barrett, Melbourne Writers Festival CEO. Jessica is…

May 21, 2018

Read, Write, Draw, Debate: The 2018 Schools’ Program is Now Live

Whether it’s crafting the perfect character, penning poignant hip-hop or bringing your own fantastic beasts to life, Australia’s largest literary festival for students has plenty to keep the next generation of creative talent occupied this August. Crammed full of discussion, debate, performance and practical pointers, our Schools’ Program spans over 70 sessions and more than 60 speakers including Australia’s most…

May 18, 2018

For the Love of Literature: Win a Year of Reading

There’s nothing more satisfying than a bookshelf groaning under the weight of new reads – pages filled with places to discover and characters to meet. To get you in the mood for MWF18, we’re offering one lucky lit-lover the chance to win a Year of Reading, 52 books from this year’s Festival. While we can’t reveal…

September 20, 2017

The Best of #MICROREVIEW 2017

Our MicroReview project returned this year, seeing plenty of book-loving MWF followers contributing 140-word literary reviews that showed the incredible wit of our community. The best entries won a pack of custom MWF 2017 Moleskine notebooks, thanks to our friends at Notemaker. Check out all the entries, including the winning reviews below: [View the story “#MicroReview…