MWF Schools

Welcome to one of Australia's biggest literary events for students.

MWF Schools gathers some of Australia’s most essential voices in children’s and young adult literature to delight and inspire students. Speaking to a broad range of topics, including First Nations storytelling and cultures, friendship, identity, mathematics, family, and creativity, our featured authors combine thoughtful consideration of complex ideas with an excitement for the life-changing power of books and stories.


Primary school students will be treated to fun and interactive events featuring Australian Children’s Laureate Gabrielle Wang, prize-winning poet and Gunai woman Kirli Saunders, award-winning author and illustrator Katrina Nannestad, and math teacher and Wootube founder Eddie Woo. View the full primary school program here.

Secondary school students will hear from Rhiannon Wilde about her much-anticipated second book, Where You Left Us; about heroes and monsters from Vanessa Len; from Nukunu man Jared Thomas about the power of storytelling; and put questions to the wildly popular and bestselling young adult author Lynette Noni in a rare ‘Ask Me Anything’ special event. View the full secondary school program here.

Make a booking

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. Book tickets for your school group today.

Please note that a minimum deposit of $50 must be made at the time of booking. Your booking is not confirmed until Melbourne Writers Festival receives full payment.

For more information on bookings, please email ticketing@mwf.com.au or call (03) 9094 7862.

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

$30 per additional teacher.

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