MWF Schools’ Access Appeal

Just $10 provides a free ticket to a disadvantaged young person to attend our Schools’ Program.

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Just $10 allows us to offer a complimentary ticket to a disadvantaged young person to attend the MWF Schools’ Program.

Your support will give a marginalised student direct access to experience top writers from Australia and around the world. The MWF Schools’ Program enhances engagement with literature and builds students’ confidence as both readers and writers. In 2019, 100% of teachers were satisfied with the calibre of writers and 88% said the Program increased their students’ engagement with reading.

We believe that reading is for everyone and that stories connect and shape us. Your gift will ensure all young people have the opportunity to develop a lifelong passion for reading. Help us raise $10,000 before Christmas to give marginalised students access to the MWF20 Schools’ Program.

$10 Puts a student in front of their favourite writer

$30 Lets a student stay at the Festival all day, attending sessions with multiple writers from a range of genres

$100 Allows a small group of students to have a hands-on workshop with a leading writer

$200 Buys tickets to a Festival session for a whole class from a disadvantaged school

$500 Charters a bus to the Festival from the outer suburbs of Melbourne

$1000 Brings a whole class to the Festival for a day including transport


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.