Snap up a saving with our MWF $15 Hot Tix! We’ll be releasing discounted tickets to select sessions each day over the Festival’s final weekend. Available both online and from our box office – don’t miss out on our city-wide rejuvenation of the heart.
Guardian Australia: The Unmissables
Saturday 7 September, 10.00am
We’ve all got favourite books over time that we’ll insist are unmissable. But what do some of your most beloved authors choose as their own personal must-reads? Join Australian greats Toni Jordan, Alice Pung, Carrie Tiffany and Corey Whiteas they lay their literary souls bare and share their own unmissable classic novels. With Stephanie Convery.
Muses of Music
Saturday 7 September, 11.30am
Musician Cash Savage and her wife, Archer Magazine founder Amy Middleton, and musical couple Harry James Angus and Emily Lubitz, discuss the complexities of writing and singing about someone you love. With Clare Bowditch.
Duets: Cat Hope & Karina Utomo
Saturday 7 September, 1pm
Some of the country’s top singer-songwriters discuss their practice and perform live in MWF19’s Duets series. Cat Hope is the director of award-winning music ensemble, Decibel, and an academic, composer and musician. Here, she speaks to powerful vocalist and singer in metal outfit High Tension, Karina Utomo about how to pack a unique punch using music.
For the Love of Comedy
Saturday 7 September, 2.30pm
Comedy can seem like a brutal and lonely career from the outside, yet those who devote their lives to it find moments of joy and connection. Join Nayuka Gorrie, Drew Hayden Taylor and Kirsty Webeck as they reflect on why they love the genre. With Stephanie van Schilt.
Imagine Me and You: Harry James Angus & Emily Lubitz
Saturday 7 September, 4pm
Harry James Angus is one of the lead musicians in The Cat Empire. His wife, Emily Lubitz of band Tinpan Orange, is also a singer-songwriter. They have three children. How do they juggle their artistic careers with nurturing their family and each other? With Jess Ribeiro.
Live and Loud Literary Showcase
Saturday 7 September, 5.30pm
Selina Tusitala Marsh, Poet Laureate of New Zealand, headlines this poetry and spoken word special event, with words and rhymes from Fury, Eleanor Jackson, Harry Reid, Sumudu Samarawickrama, and Fiona Wright. They will each share works inspired by MWF19’s theme: ‘When We Talk About Love’.