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June 7, 2023

Podcast: Stan Grant: The Queen is Dead

Queen Elizabeth came to the throne at the height of the British Empire and died with the world at a tipping point. Stan Grant’s timely new book, The Queen is Dead, considers how, in the wake of her passing, we might more fully reckon with our colonial past and redefine our future. Listen to Grant […]

April 19, 2023

Partner Spotlight – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

By Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn is proud to again partner with Melbourne Writers Festival in 2023. A highlight on literary calendars the world over, the Festival brings life into the heart of Melbourne and connects audiences to vital voices and meaningful conversations. Maurice Blackburn is thrilled to be supporting one such conversation featuring acclaimed journalist […]

Jazz Money’s Best of the Fest

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist who uses poetics to create works across print, installation, digital, performance and film. Her writing and art has been presented, performed and published nationally and internationally. Discover the events she’s most looking forward to at the Festival and reflections on the 2023 theme. You can see Jazz […]

April 17, 2023

Kris Kneen’s Best of the Fest

Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and were the Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow in 2020. Fat Girl Dancing is their latest book. Discover the events Kneen is most looking forward to […]

December 1, 2022

Podcast: In Pursuit of Beauty

Beauty is a central theme in the latest novels of Australian author Christos Tsiolkas (Seven and a Half) and British author and actor Sarah Winman (Still Life). The award-winning, bestselling writers join The Monthly Editor Michael Williams to discuss their unique approaches to the topic, and what their stories reveal about the capacity of beauty to […]

September 6, 2022

Partner Spotlight – The University of Melbourne

The Melbourne Writers Festival welcomes the University of Melbourne as a Major Partner in a new three-year partnership and presents a stellar line-up of MWF events. With Opening Night fast approaching this Thursday, the Melbourne Writers Festival and long-time festival partner – the University of Melbourne – is excited to bring compelling conversations and fascinating […]

September 5, 2022

Partner Spotlight – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Each year, MWF brings some of the more urgent and fascinating conversations to the stage to inform, challenge and inspire audiences. One such conversation is all about mental health. Are We All OK?  Fri 9 Sep, 6.30pm | State Library Victoria  BOOK NOW How can we safeguard our mental wellbeing at home and at work […]