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Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp welcomes you to the 35th Melbourne Writers Festival.

As a proud UNESCO City of Literature, the City of Melbourne is delighted to support the Melbourne Writers Festival through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnerships program.

Sally Capp was re-elected as Lord Mayor of Melbourne in November 2020 after having been first elected in May 2018, and is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.