Education

Help us ensure the next generation of teachers and students become the passionate readers and thinkers of the future.

‘It’s great for students to experience a diverse and interesting range of literature and see writers from across different genres and styles.’ – MWF18 Teacher

We need creative and curious young minds to shape a compassionate world. Hosting over 13,500 students each year, MWF’s Schools’ Program is the largest literature event for primary and secondary students in Australia. We ensure the next generation of teachers and students have the opportunity to share ideas, stories, craft writing skills, and become the passionate readers and thinkers of the future.

Engagement: 79% of teachers said MWF18 increased student engagement with books and reading.

$200 Support a local writer to inspire students through reading and ideas.
$1,000Help put an interstate author in front of their eager Victorian fans.
$5,000 Facilitate a life-changing experience for Victorian students by ensuring international authors can appear as part of the MWF Schools’ Program.
$10,000 Give students a hands-on learning experience with a professional writer by supporting our schools workshops. This could be the moment a future storyteller finds their voice.
$25,000Share your passion for literature with the next generation of Victorians by becoming a Patron of the MWF Schools’ Program.

We invite you to be part of the story.

Donate online, call us on 03 9094 7861, or find out about other payment options.

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable and Deductable Gift Recipient status. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.