The Melbourne Writers Festival is an annual event that brings over 400 writers from around the world to Melbourne in August.
It is an opportunity to rug up, meet writers and get absorbed by a program of talks, debates, literary banquets, film screenings, gigs and workshops.
The MWF has been around since 1986 and is an important part of Melbournes literary culture. It provides great support for its writers and publishers, and has helped grow and prosper its community of readers and writers.
Each year, many of the whos who of the world of words descend on Melbourne from around the globe: novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters and bloggers from politicians to artists, from policy wonks to pop culture icons, from crime writers to high culture theorists.
To these events flock hundreds of local, interstate and international guests - celebrating the work of the known and unknown writers, who nevertheless may surprise you in unexpected ways. It is a fantastic opportunity for writers and readers to connect.
The festival program features an enormous range of literary activity including entertaining discussions, debates, readings, film screenings, interviews, literary banquets, performances, workshops and book launches - everything words and writing:
The Melbourne Writers Festival is held at various venues around Federation Square. Its best to buy tickets online from the MWF website, so you wont miss out.
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