August 3, 2018

MWF at Dandenong: Words & Storytelling

As well as activating the city of Melbourne, MWF celebates the cultural richness of the Dandenong community, with a series of free activities and events to inspire readers and writers all backgrounds. Browse through the full range of activities taking place from 25 to 31 August, supported by the City of Greater Dandenong. Storytelling Live: […]

Footscray Community Arts Centre: Harness The Power of Art

In the heart of Melbourne’s inner west, Footscray Community Arts Centre is an arts and culture hub for local, regional and international communities. Throughout the Melbourne Writers Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre will play host to a range of events that explore the power of art – from amplifying voices through live poetry and performance, to […]

Industry Insights: Sharpen Your Craft at MWF18

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Learn the craft from the creators of the world’s best literature. From masterclasses to seminars, our Industry Insights hands-on workshop series will educate and inspire writers, publishers and editors at all career stages. Industry Insights: All About YA: Young adult fiction is wildly popular […]

July 30, 2018

Festival Guide for Change-Makers and Room-Shakers

A platform for open discussion and debate, MWF invites some of the world’s leading authors, artists, activists and advocates to canvas the issues that affect us all. If big ideas and important stories top your Festival agenda, we’ve compiled our favourite sessions for change-makers and room-shakers. Animal Ethics: Is it ever ethical to take an animal’s […]

Duets: Lyrical Listening Ahead of MWF18

A tribute to the myriad ways that words move and inspire us, our music stream features live performances from some of Australia’s most powerful young singers and songwriters, followed by conversations with fellow musicians on their craft and creative practice. To get in a musical mood for MWF18, we’ve pulled together a playlist of our […]

July 25, 2018

Festival Guide for International Students

At MWF, we understand that cultural and language barriers, financial costs and a hectic study schedule can sometimes dissuade international students from attending literary and arts events. That is why we asked six international students to help us compile a list of student-friendly Festival events, which are accessible, low-cost or free, and run outside class […]

Festival Guide for Lovers of Literature

For more than 30 years, MWF has been a place for lovers of literature to converge and revel in the power of words. For Festival-goers with a serious alphabetical appreciation, we’ve compiled our top sessions that put words front and centre. Literary Tattoos: Commit to your literary passions and ink a book to your skin. Twice-winner […]

July 19, 2018

Sleepover with the Stars of MWF18: Five Nights of Giveaways

How would you fancy a sleepover with the stars of MWF18? Over the next month, we’ll be giving away five prize packs, each comprising two front-row seats to one of our showcase events, plus one night’s stay at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins on the date of the event. The official accommodation of MWF18’s guests, […]