MWF 2019

The 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival is a bookish arts party that will bring the City of Literature to life.

In 2019, MWF will run from Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September. More details including program announcement to come – keep up to date by subscribing to our eNews.

Super keen for 2019? Get in early and purchase a Festival Pass now.


For more than three decades, Melbourne Writers Festival has been bringing together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world to revel in the power of words to unite and inspire us.

In 2019, artistic director Marieke Hardy will again sprinkle her unique brand of magic party glitter over a jam-packed program of events. As well as bringing together the authors you adore, we’re pushing the boundaries of a traditional writers festival and creating more space for self-expression as we invite you to step outside your creative comfort zone.


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