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August 12, 2014

OUR FESTIVAL PICKS

Admittedly, when I saw this year’s spread of art, music, food, and travel, I was a little overwhelmed too. Unsure of which events to book in for? Here are some of our team’s must-see events: A Little History: Photographing Nick Cave I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a Nick Cave tragic and will proudly take […]

August 11, 2014

JOIN THE CONVERSATION WITH TALKING POINTS

Talking Points brings you six intriguing events guaranteed to spark debate, curiosity and new opinions on current affairs topics making headlines today. A highlight of The Agenda. Here’s the six thought-provoking topics Melbourne Writers Festival has ready for you to start wrapping your head around. Putin’s Russia Leading Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen considers […]

August 8, 2014

TAKE ME AWAY: WHERE I LIKE TO READ

Whether you like to read on the go, at home, in bed or poolside with a margarita in hand, reading can take you just about anywhere. Does fantasy writing help you escape the chaos of Richmond train station during peak hour? Or is a good crime novel perfected when read huddled away from Melbourne’s winter […]

August 7, 2014

DIGITAL REPORTERS: JOEL’S FESTIVAL PICKS

With Melbourne Writers Festival just a couple of weeks away, it’s a big hello from me. As one of your intrepid MWF Digital Reporters, we’re here to make your life a whole lot simpler – finding and reporting on the surprising, the quirky, the innovative and the insightful throughout the ten days of the Festival. […]

August 5, 2014

REVIEWER FOR A DAY

I am a lover of blogs, I admit. I love the fact that all over the world authors, artists, photographers, poets, anyone really with a creative-bent and access to a computer, is able to offer their thoughts on things happening around them, in both the broadest context and the most personal. I enjoy the immediacy, […]

August 1, 2014

DAVID ASTLE: MY FESTIVAL 5 PACK

Be quick or be dead when it comes to buying a Festival 5 Pack. I’ve only just learnt how speedy you need to be, with two of my top choices already sold out. So if you’re reading this sentence, don’t. Better to act now. Go forth and herd thy five cats, take a Snapchat, and […]

July 29, 2014

INTRODUCING OUR DIGITAL REPORTERS

Melbourne Writers Festival is super excited to introduce our 2014 Digital Reporters! With the support of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, each reporter will be covering events at MWF and will have exclusive access to our festival artists. During the Festival come meet our reporters at the EWF Digital Reporters’ Mid-Festival Round-Up on Wednesday 27 August to hear about their week as a reporter, […]

July 23, 2014

WHY FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL?

We ask Yasmeen Richards, Artist Liaison & Program Coordinator at MWF and author of the blog Wandering Spice, about how she came about curating the new Food, Wine & Travel stream for #MWF14. Why food & wine programming? Melbourne Writers Festival does literary and current events so beautifully, so it was a natural move to expand […]

July 11, 2014

WHEN READER MEETS WRITER

We often feel a certain closeness to an author having spent so much time with our heads in their books. As the reader, we gain an intimate access into their world through the words on the pages. But when the unique opportunity comes around to meet one of your literary idols, boy can it be rewarding! Here […]

July 4, 2014

FAVOURITE CHARACTER FROM A BOOK

One of the greatest things about reading books is their ability to transport us to another time. They give us power to enter a new world if only to escape the reality of our day for a few blissful moments. Having a favourite character from a book is our connection to a place where the impossible becomes possible. […]

July 1, 2014

WANTED: DIGITAL REPORTERS

Melbourne Writers Festival together with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is on the lookout for four Digital Reporters to become the voice of MWF across the Festival. Digital Reporters will be given inside access to MWF with exclusive invitations to MWF events and parties, professional development support from the Emerging Writers’ Festival and a small stipend. […]

June 25, 2014

CHRIS HADFIELD AT #MWF14

There is something so fascinating about astronauts – they are an elite group who have literally gone out of this world, and seen our earth from another perspective. Like millions of viewers around the world last year, I was absolutely delighted when Chris Hadfield released his viral Youtube sensation Space Oddity, filmed on board the […]