August 20, 2019

Program Picks: Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is the author of Not Just Lucky, a bestselling career manifesto for millennial women and editor of The Motherhood, a new compilation of letters by famous Australian mums. Also a Festival board member, Jamila shares her must-see sessions at MWF19 that speak to her personal and professional experiences. On Voice and Power Sunday 8 September, 2.30pm […]

Pillow Talk with Will Kostakis

Love. It stirs our creative spirits, brings us to our knees, inspires songs and sonnets and paintings and volumes. In the spirit of this year’s Festival theme, When We Talk About Love, we’re asking authors and artists to share the passions that underpin their work. This week, we chatted to YA author Will Kostakis about the […]

August 15, 2019

An Ode to the Tome: Too Much Lip, The Erratics and Love!

We all have those books. The ‘I fell asleep reading you’, ‘I dropped you in the bath’, ‘I covered you in crumbs as I devoured you over lunch’ – the un-put-downables that became like instant best friends or toxic lovers. To celebrate the powerful ways in which words can rouse us, we’re asking our favourite book bloggers to […]

August 13, 2019

Museum as Muse at Melbourne Writers Festival

In 2019, Melbourne Writers Festival has teamed up with Museums Victoria to co-present a selection of sessions across all three museum venues: Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum and Scienceworks. Take a tour through the Gut Feelings exhibition with real life medical practitioners; immerse yourself in storytelling, performance and an exhibition at Salon X; take the […]