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October 28, 2018

Best MicroPoems of MWF18

During MWF18 we asked for #MicroPoem tweets for a chance to win three Moleskine notebooks custom designed for MWF18, and you delivered! In 280 characters or less you told stories of love, optimism and change. Have a read of our favourites. MicroPoems by MWF18 Poets Winning MicroPoems Some more of our favourites

October 24, 2018

Reflections from SCRIBE at MWF18

SCRIBE is an intimate immersive art experience that collects anonymous experiences from public contributors to create a democratic document of an event, designed and led by Australian artist Leisa Shelton. It’s an opportunity to broaden your mind with what’s happening in the world right now – which is important. SCRIBE#09 was in attendance at MWF18, […]

October 22, 2018

Ellen van Neerven on Oodgeroo Noonuccal: Poetry and Place

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 […]

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 […]

September 14, 2018

‘A Year of Reading’ Winner Announced

And we have a winner! Darren from Bundoora is the lucky one who gets to take home 52 books by authors at this year’s Festival. Happy reading, Darren! Thanks to all who signed up, and don’t be discouraged – as an MWF eNews subscriber, you’ll get exclusive access to more giveaways in the future. Sign […]

September 10, 2018

Bestselling Books of MWF18

So you bought a book (or five) from the Readings Festival Bookshop. How does your haul compare to the top 25 bestselling books of the Festival? Discover what you need to add to your reading list immediately thanks to our Official Bookseller, Readings. The top 25 bestselling books from MWF18 1. No Friend But the […]

August 23, 2018

Festival Guide for Shoestring Budgets

At MWF, we understand that budgets are varied. To make our program as accessible as possible to every lover of literature, we’re proud to host a range of free events, featuring some of the Festival’s highlight speakers. Browse our Festival Guide for Shoestring Budgets and enjoy MWF18 without putting a strain on your purses. Local […]

August 21, 2018

#TopFivePicks: ‘Lillytales’ Shares Her Must Reads for MWF18

In the lead up to this year’s MWF, we’ve asked our favourite book bloggers for their #topfivepicks to read ahead of the event. New, old, already ear-marked or one to add to the bedside table – dive into a world of reading and get prepped for the Fest. In this blog, Kate Lloyd from ‘Lillytales‘ shares from her […]

August 20, 2018

The Power of Resistance at MWF18

At MWF, we are proud to bring together a diverse range of voices to discuss the issues that affect us all. Browse through some of our standout sessions that celebrate the power of resistance and showcase the myriad voices that form part of the Festival. West Writers: In Parallel Universe: Sharing stories from Melbourne’s west, […]

Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs

Expanding the program to encompass the myriad ways that words inspire and uplift us, MWF18 features a range of sessions that provide some much-needed comedic relief in between more serious topics of discussion. Browse our Festival Guide for Lovers of Laughs and pencil in a chuckle (or several). Staged: The Aspie Hour: The Aspie Hour is an […]