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June 16, 2014

FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD BOOKS

Books are a magical part of childhood. Here are some of the MWF team’s favourite childhood reads. Tintin by Herge Every time we went to the library (living in the country, it was half an hour’s drive away and a special treat) I would go straight to the Tintin section. Tintin made me want to…

June 12, 2014

MWF HEARTS OSLO DAVIS

Oslo Davis draws cartoons for Melbourne’s The Age as well as a weekly cartoon called Overheard in the Sunday Age. MWF loves his illustrations and we know you do too! Oslo has long been a Festival favourite, and we are proud to provide a platform for his work alongside the 350+ Victorian writers, commentators and illustrators we feature in our…

June 10, 2014

CLAIRE ZORN: WRITER VS WEIRDO

I used to write a lot of stories, but I stopped in my early teens because I had these notions of the sort of person a writer should be and they didn’t match the person I was. I spent a lot of time in my head as a kid. I would imagine up these intricate…

June 2, 2014

WILL KOSTAKIS: WRITING IDENTITY

There’s more than one kind of Australian. We are a nation of different cultural heritages, languages, beliefs and families constantly colliding with one another, but consuming local media, you wouldn’t know it. If an Indian family bought the house down the street, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid. In 2011, the Kapoor family moving to Ramsey…

May 26, 2014

THOUGHT FOR FOOD

Food: one of Melbourne’s many creative obsessions. Making it, eating it, and certainly writing about it. I’m thrilled to be on Emerging Writers’ Festival’s ‘Thought for Food’ panel, coming up on Wednesday 28 May. The panel will bring together four Melbourne food writers who have defined their niche in the expansive blogosphere and learned the art…

May 12, 2014

MEET MIKE SHUTTLEWORTH

Meet the MWF Schools’ Program director, Mike Shuttleworth. Mike is a youth literature activist, organising events and writing about youth literature since 2002. Most importantly, he is the director of the MWF Schools’ Program. Get to know him in the only way that makes sense, through his favourite books. Tell us about your favourite YA…

MWF WINTER READS

Melbourne’s winter has almost arrived, bringing clouds, rain and crisp mornings. Winter is the perfect time to retreat into the pages of a book and we’ve got recommendations we think will warm you right up over the next few months. We suggest the following titles to help you through the foggy mornings, rainy days and…

May 8, 2014

PAT PERRY: A SKETCHBOOK FULL OF STORIES

When our long-time advertising partner, JWT Melbourne, introduced us to the work of Pat Perry, we saw a perfect fit. His silhouette heads, filled with vivid detail, show how stories filter into the curious mind. A moment of inspiration captured in raw form. Like so many great storytellers, Perry takes his cues from the world…