What's on this week at MWF19

We've got plenty of mid-week sessions to stimulate the senses.

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Eve L Ewing: Ironheart

Wed 4 Sep, 7pm
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Writer of Ironheart Eve L Ewing speaks about what it’s like to work at Marvel, and what heroism and justice mean to her.

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Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson reflects on his new book about the changing nature of the world and his own journey to activism.This session is Auslan interpreted.

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What does one do in the face of hatred? Deborah Lipstadt (Antisemitism: Here and Now) proposes a way forward in a divided world.

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Salon X

Thu 5 Sep, 5pm
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An intimate evening of embodied storytelling and performances from artists including Lay the Mystic, Ryuichi Fujimura and Aniva collective on themes of self-love, body positivity and intersectionality, alongside museum exhibitions that explore tattoo, community and identity from Samoa, Japan and locally.

The best of the Fest this Friday

Our full program is back in full swing with a host of sessions this Friday.

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Love in the Age of Reality TV

Fri 6 Sep, 4pm
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What makes people jump on the bandwagon of reality romance TV and want to marry a stranger? Clementine FordMeriki Onus and Michael Rowland discuss.

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Teenage Heartthrobs

Sat 7 Sep, 11.30am
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What did those poster pin-ups we once stuck to our bedroom walls teach us about our sexuality and identity? Four artists discuss.

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Reckoning with the Past

Fri 6 Sep, 2.30pm
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Future D Fidel (Prize Fighter) and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Kintu) discuss the importance of the past in our emotional truths.

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Duets: Allara & Archie Roach

Fri 6 Sep, 5.30pm
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Yorta Yorta woman, singer and opera composer Allara and legendary singer-songwriter Archie Roach explore music, joy and politics.

Weekend two at MWF19

Dive into all the wonder of the Festival's final weekend.

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Dear Prudence: Live

Sun 8 Sep, 11.30am
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Host of the hugely popular American podcast Dear Prudence, Daniel Mallory Ortberg sifts through the complex quandaries of our hearts with Clementine Ford.

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Booker-winning novelist Richard Flanagan reflects on his vast oeuvre, musing on the pieces that sang – and the ones that didn’t.

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Patrick deWitt: On Self-Immolation

Sat 7 Sep, 4pm
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Patrick deWitt discusses his latest book French Exit and where he draws on the magic that permeates his wildly diverse work.

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Nocturnal: Blak & Bright x MWF

Fri 6 Sep, 7pm
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MWF19 and Blak & Bright Festival takes over Melbourne Museum for a special one-off Nocturnal event.