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April 12, 2019

MWF Podcast: April Round-Up

This month on the MWF Podcast, we hear from some of the female authors, comedians, screenwriters and singer-songwriters who made MWF18 extraordinary.  How I Survived: Nayuka Gorrie & Nakkiah Lui Co-writers and stars of ABC’s irreverent Black Comedy, Nayuka Gorrie and Nakkiah Lui, discuss their experience of breaking into the world of television comedy writing as Aboriginal […]

April 9, 2019

MWF Podcast: March Round-Up

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Four MWF favourites answer the age-old question. Dream Dinner Party: Leigh Sales At her dream dinner party, Leigh Sales raises a glass to great writing in film and television with actor Lachy Hulme, comedian and writer Tony Martin, and screenwriters Jan Sardi and Samantha Winston. Recorded […]

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, […]

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 […]