The MWF would not be possible without the support of our partners and supporters.

MWF is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to producing Victoria’s premier, annual literary event.

Around 50% of our annual income is achieved through the valuable corporate partnerships, philanthropic support and donations that make the Festival possible. This important support contributes to all areas of the Festival and our Schools’ Program, including author fees, travel and accommodation for Festival guests, production costs and venue hire.

Ongoing support is vital to ensure MWF continues to deliver excellent programming and is able to offer free entry to at least a quarter of Festival events.

Want to get involved? Please contact MWF’s Development Manager, Iain Finlayson at development(at)

Major Partners

    • Education Partners

        • Media Partners

            • Festival Partners

                • Cultural Partners

                    • Festival Supporters

                      Afro Hub,, Australian Poetry, APRA AMCOS, Blak & Bright, Cinema Nova, City of Greater Dandenong, Embassy of Mexico in Australia, Evan Evans, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Human Rights Watch, Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), Melbourne Jewish Book Week, The Melbourne Gin Company, The Moat, Monash University Publishing, Mr Moto, National Gallery of Victoria, PEN Melbourne, Public Record Office Victoria, The Saturday Paper, the Wheeler Centre, WrICE, Writers Victoria

                      MWF19 venue auditorium sound design by Alice Keath and Sime Nugent. Composition by Alice Keath. All rights reserved.

                      Schools' Program Education Partners

                        • Schools' Program Cultural Partners

                            • Schools' Program Supporters

                              Immigration Museum, Victorian Association for the Teaching of English