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Welcome to MWF Schools

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

We respectfully acknowledge that Melbourne Writers Festival takes place on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, in particular the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

After a challenging year both in and outside of the classroom, we are delighted to finally share our new MWF Schools program with the world.

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.

Tickets $30 per student (one free teacher ticket per 20 paying students).

$30 per additional teacher. All tickets are GST exempt.

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

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.

Education resources will be available soon.

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