Words flow at Melbourne’s 26th Writers Festival

People inspect the MWF programs

People inspect the MWF programs

Grab out your pens and pencils, freshen up your ink well, pick up a fresh sheet of writing paper (or perhaps a new writing pad) and head on down to Federation Square for the 26th Melbourne Writers Festival. The words will be flowing, with an exciting program of events, until Sunday 4 September.

Each year, MWF invites novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters, bloggers – anyone who’s part of the world of words to join the conversation. 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, as well as a lively schools’ program for primary and secondary students.

If you can’t be there in body, be there in spirit by following the adventures of five UNbloggers attending MWF events and writing about them on their blogs.

With so many great events to choose from we thought we’d share our top choices:

– 27 August – New news: reporting country style

– 2 September – Bookcamp: the story of the future

– 2 September – Walk: A-Z of Melbourne

– 4 September – Seminar: the art of non fiction

Check out the cool video created to advertise the festival below, and also view the films from the Festival’s Unbound film competition.


the c word crew

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