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July 26, 2022

All About Ambition

A message from MWF Artistic Director, Michaela McGuire Explore the MWF 2022 program   Let’s talk about dreams. Specifically, one I’ve had for a while now. Back in 2020, I set my sights on returning to my adopted hometown to direct the Melbourne Writers Festival. We all know how that story ended. A few years […]

July 27, 2022

Meet the First Nations Curators

First Nations Curators, renowned writers Jazz Money and Chelsea Watego, enliven the Festival with events that speak to the complexities, joys and challenges of being a First Nations creative in so-called Australia. Chelsea Watego Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman Chelsea Watego (Another Day in the Colony) considers the costs of criticising the colony, recognises […]

July 27, 2022

MWF Digital

Online | Available on demand from 8 September Bring internationally acclaimed writers into your home with MWF Digital. From Pulitzer Prize winners to fan favourites, these are some of the most exciting writers of our times. Events are available individually on a pay-what-you-can basis, or purchase a Digital Pass to watch them all. Once purchased, […]

August 9, 2022

Stay Up Late With Us

Stay up late with the rowdiest revellers of Melbourne Writers Festival and get the low-down on all the latest showdowns, scandals and spectacles. Hosted by Jess McGuire and with a generous pour of pop culture and side of current affairs, what better way to end your festival evening than with the cheeky antics of the […]