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July 4, 2019

A Message from the Artistic Director

Over ten days we’re inviting a hugely eclectic collection of novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, songwriters, artists and performers to bare their souls and share what sets them aflame.

February 4, 2020

All you need is love (and the MWF podcast)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s all about the romance genre and those who pen it. Delve into new discussions from A Day of Romance, all recorded live at the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival. Swoon! Content warning: sessions contain discussion about sex and mature themes. Who Gets to Love? Statistics show that romance […]

October 22, 2018

Amy Gray on Cate Kennedy: ‘Dark Roots’ and the Power of the Short Story

Melbourne Writers Festival is passionate about fostering the next generation of readers through our Schools’ Program, with workshops and opportunities for students to meet Australian and international authors, artists, journalists and more. We also support teachers to share the wonderful world of reading with their students. In partnership with Reading Australia and the Copyright Agency’s […]

August 15, 2019

An Ode to the Tome: Too Much Lip, The Erratics and Love!

We all have those books. The ‘I fell asleep reading you’, ‘I dropped you in the bath’, ‘I covered you in crumbs as I devoured you over lunch’ – the un-put-downables that became like instant best friends or toxic lovers. To celebrate the powerful ways in which words can rouse us, we’re asking our favourite book bloggers to […]