Welcome to MWF Schools

Bookings are now open for one of Australia's biggest literary events for students.

MWF Schools features some of Australia’s most exciting, prominent authors speaking to a broad and relevant range of topics, including consent, disability, relationships, First Nations cultures, the value of reading, and the power of stories to both celebrate and disrupt the world we live in.

MWF Schools runs 6–9 September during the 2021 Melbourne Writers Festival.

6–7 Sep: Primary school program
8–9 Sep: Secondary school program

Make a booking

We’re doing things a bit differently this year. MWF Schools will present a full day of literary programming for both primary and secondary school students, with each day-long program offered twice throughout the week for your convenience. Each full day includes four inspiring 45-minute events.

Full-day bookings

$30 per student (one free teacher ticket per 20 paying students) and $30 per additional teacher. All tickets are GST exempt.

Book tickets for your school group today by filling out an online booking form.

Half-day bookings

Half-day bookings are now open. You may choose to attend the two morning sessions (10am–11.30am) or the two afternoon sessions (12:30pm–3pm).

$20 per student (one free teacher ticket per 20 paying students) and $20 per each additional teacher. All tickets are GST exempt.

To make a half-day booking, fill out the primary school or secondary school online forms.

Preorder MWF books and save

Preorder MWF books for your class with Melbourne’s own Readings Books.

Order 10 books or more and receive a 20% discount. Find out more.

Learn with MWF

To assist with in-classroom teaching before or after the Festival, we have developed free education resources to accompany each event at MWF Schools. Our resources are theme-based and include prompts and questions that are deliberately general in nature, so they can be used across year levels and cohorts.

Access our education resources here.

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