24 August –
Get up close and personal with the authors you adore, as they explore the power of words and the writing process.
Therapy Couch invites Clare G Coleman to chat with ‘creative therapist’ Tony Birch about her creative process and new work.
Author Richard Glover and playwright Debra Oswald share how they live as a couple working in the arts.
Hear from Alice Pung over afternoon tea and listen to specially selected Reading Victoria works on a Melbourne Star Observation Wheel flight.
Nayuka Gorrie, Krissy Kneen, Fiona Patten and William Yang discuss the texts that set them on paths toward a more intimate life.
Discover the Festival through the lens of this year's theme, A Matter of Life and Death.
Hayley Singer explores the fleischgeist through novels that tell stories of meaty bodies.
Gerry Georgatos, Riyadh Al Hakimi and Megan Krakouer discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide and why white Australia looks away.
Courtney Sina Meredith and Triana Hernandez in a conversation and performance event about music in activism and the lyricism of resistance.
Yamini Narayanan reimagines harmonious relations with non-human animals, and examines the sacred bovine in the Hindu imagination.
A writers festival like you've never seen it before, browse through some of our new and noteworthy sessions – from literary tattoos to pet meditation.
Maude Davey, David Pidd and their children explore remarkable creatures in this vaudeville inspired intimate event.
Hedley Derenzie, Leah Kaminsky, Sam Long and Shaun Tan reflect on what the animal kingdom can teach us about human existence and mortality.
Part art, all fun: enjoy a bawdy night out as you sketch and draw MWF artists.
A surreal black comedy from theatre-maker Sabrina D’Angelo, following a feminist superhero with snaky locks and a deadly gaze.