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As Australia’s most-loved literary arts festival, we bring the best writers, artists and storytellers to Melbourne for a ten-day celebration of words, writing and the human experience.

With over 300 events and 500 artists, we open hearts and minds to new ideas and diverse voices from around the world. More than 55,000 people each year connect with artists and each other through unforgettable performances, stimulating debates and meaningful conversations.

We invite you to be part of our story.


Maximise your donation by investing in one of our key impact areas:

Excellence: a world class literary arts festival

The world needs big ideas right now and MWF provides the platform to share them with all Australians. Join us in bringing the greatest international literary luminaries and local legends to Melbourne, fortifying our city’s leadership position as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Education: inspiring the next generation of storytellers

We need creative and curious young minds to shape a compassionate world. Hosting over 13,500 students each year, MWF’s Schools’ Program is the largest literature event for primary and secondary students in Australia. We ensure the next generation of teachers and students have the opportunity to share ideas, stories, craft writing skills, and become the passionate readers and thinkers of the future.

Equity: a festival for everyone

We want everyone to be able to enjoy and participate in MWF. With your support, we can expand our audience and artist inclusion initiatives while keeping ticket prices accessible for everyone.


To discuss your donation, please call our Development Manager Iain Finlayson on (03) 9094 7861 or email [email protected]

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable and Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.