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August 1, 2019

MWF at Dandenong

As well as activating the city of Melbourne with our new Literary Precinct, we’ll also be bringing the magic of MWF to the Dandenong  community. Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong, check out the three free events taking place at Dandenong Library. Peter Polites: The Pillars Saturday 31 August, 2.30pm The anticipated follow up to Down […]

July 14, 2019

Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition

The 2019 ‘Love & Melbourne’ competition was open to international students living and studying in Victoria. They were invited to write, photograph, draw or film anything that best represented their love for Melbourne. The winners were announced on stage at the Wheeler Centre on Wednesday 4 September during MWF19. Winning Entries Visual Category: Fiona Kazan […]

July 12, 2019

The Museum of Broken Relationships

We are thrilled to be bringing Croatia’s world-famous Museum of Broken Relationships to Australia for the very first time. The collection of anonymously donated objects of heartbreak and love lost will be exhibited within the Festival precinct throughout the month of September, after the museum’s originators, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, carefully curate a Melbourne-specific show. The Museum of […]

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 […]