Festival Program


Melbourne Beginnings

Thu 21 Oct, 5pm

Study Melbourne and MWF invite you to join us as we celebrate all of the creative submissions from our annual storytelling competition and reveal the 2021 winners who responded to the theme, Melbourne Beginnings. Hosted by writer and dancer Adolfo Aranjuez, the event also features an opening address by Melbourne-based poet Abdul Hammoud on creativity and life in Melbourne. 

Supported by Study Melbourne


1 hour


Event artists

Adolfo Aranjuez is an editor, writer, speaker and dancer. He is currently the Melbourne International Film Festival’s publications and content manager, and Liminal’s publication editor; previously, he edited Metro and Archer. His essays and poetry have appeared in Meanjin, Right Now, Screen Education, The Manila Review, Cordite and elsewhere.

Abdul Hammoud is a Melbourne-based poet who teaches writing classes and workshops for schools and organisations. In 2013, he became founder of The Dirty Thirty online writing platform and editor/compiler of The Dirty Thirty Anthology. He loves starting books but never finishing them, and hates writing bios.

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