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May 15, 2018

Intern Blog: Great Reads to Tug at Your Heartstrings

by Kate Scott From joy to heartache, anger and surprise, books can hit all kinds of nerves. But when looking back over my all-time favourite reads I realised they all have one thing in common, they are the rare ones that have made me cry. So what is it about sad books that people enjoy…

Meet the Intern: Kate

MWF marketing and development intern Kate answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? When I’m not interning, I am studying business/arts at Monash or learning a new language! I’ve been studying French for a few years and have just taken up Mandarin. I also love food and wine…

May 8, 2018

Intern Blog: Bad Reviews and Valuing Simplicity

by Tracy Chen Rupi Kaur’s 2014 debut poetry collection, Milk and Honey is a vulnerable discussion of love, hurt and healing, touching on experiences of sexual assault and intergenerational family tensions along the way. Selling well over a million copies, it was loved for its raw format and immediate connection with many women who saw…

Meet the Intern: Tracy

MWF marketing and development intern Tracy answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? I study graphic design at school and also make/perform music sometimes. Why did you decide to intern? I’m interested in learning about event development in the arts, particularly the curatorial and marketing aspects. A bit…

May 2, 2018

Sofie Laguna: A Question of Character

We come to love certain books often because of our attachment to the characters. We talk to Sofie Laguna, author of award-winning novels The Choke and The Eye of the Sheep which are renowned for their compelling characters. Sofie will be teaching how to explore character at a Fiction Writing Workshop at Melbourne’s Faber Writing…

May 1, 2018

Intern Blog: Authors That Inspire Me

by Sarah Robinson-Hatch Different authors inspire different people, just like everyone enjoys reading different books. I’ve been inspired by different writers at certain stages of my life. I’ve always known I wanted to write, even from a young age – like when I tried to sell my ‘novel’ for 5c in my early years of…

Meet the Intern: Sarah

MWF marketing and development intern Sarah answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? When I’m not interning, I can usually be found working on my next manuscript at my second home, Starbucks, or furiously typing out book reviews at 2am for my blog, Written Word Worlds. I’m someone…

January 31, 2018

The Best Parties in Literature

To celebrate our new series of monthly soirées, The Book of Fête, we’re sharing our favourite literary parties – ones we wish we could have attended, or ones we just want to have been able to peek through the keyhole on. Marieke Hardy, Artistic Director God, I would literally elbow a small robust crowd out…

December 6, 2017

MWF Staff Summer Reading List

What we’re reading this summer. Marieke Hardy, Artistic Director In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey, because I trust the woman who gave it to me. True Stories by Helen Garner – I mean, really. Helen. Helen Garner. Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of glitter cannons exploding in my…

December 4, 2017

MWF Podcast: November Wrap-up

In case you missed it, we have a podcast! We’re sharing selected sessions from MWF17 over on YouTube, so you can catch up on some of the most interesting, entertaining and inspiring discussions you might have missed. Here are the ones we’ve posted in the last month: Reality & Fantasy: Samantha Shannon, Garth Nix, Claire…

December 1, 2017

Industry Experience for Students Through Digital Storytellers Program

This year MWF introduced the Digital Storytellers program, giving our audience another way to experience the Festival – by engaging six exciting voices to share their Festival adventures across platforms. As part of the partnership between MWF and Victoria University to provide opportunities for students to have hands-on industry experience during their studies, VU student…

November 14, 2017

Intern Blog: So You’ve Been Publicly Book-Shamed

Like many book lovers, I am a person who likes to arrange their books. Every few months I go through a kind of literary Next Top Model. All my books start jostling for a prized position at the front of the bookcase. After a recent re-organisation, I was proudly showing off my shelves to a friend…