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May 9, 2019

Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition

Calling all international students! Share your story for the chance to win amazing prizes. We all have a love story. What do you love about Melbourne? Is it the coffee, the music, the laneways, the people, the sports, the food? What are those distinct Melbourne experiences that have made this city so special to you? […]

March 4, 2019

MWF announces Rebecca MacFarling as new CEO

Melbourne Writers Festival is excited to announce that Rebecca MacFarling has joined the team as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining MWF, Rebecca was the interim CEO of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. A marketer and fundraiser by trade, Rebecca has held roles at Musica Viva Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Bangarra Dance Theatre, […]

February 4, 2019

MWF Moves to State Library Victoria

Melbourne Writers Festival and State Library Victoria today announced a major partnership that will see our city’s biggest and best literary arts festival take up residence in Australia’s busiest library. The creation of new public spaces as part of State Library Victoria’s ambitious Vision 2020 redevelopment will now make it possible for the Library and […]

January 18, 2019

The MWF Podcast is Here! January Round-Up

Missed out on a session at MWF18? Want to relive a favourite moment? Or just looking for something that isn’t true crime? Rejoice – the MWF Podcast is here for your listening pleasure. We’ll share new recordings every month, and first up we have: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Writing Yourself Into History American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi […]

November 20, 2018

Literary Award Winners

With no shortage of amazing literary talent around at the moment, awards season has kicked off with a bang! We’ve put together this list of literary award winners over the last couple of months – which ones will you add to your TBR pile? The prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature was awarded to Alison Lester […]

September 14, 2018

‘A Year of Reading’ Winner Announced

And we have a winner! Darren from Bundoora is the lucky one who gets to take home 52 books by authors at this year’s Festival. Happy reading, Darren! Thanks to all who signed up, and don’t be discouraged – as an MWF eNews subscriber, you’ll get exclusive access to more giveaways in the future. Sign […]

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 […]