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Melbourne Writers Festival: Opening Night Gala: You Are Here

24 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Andy Griffiths, Mojo Juju, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa,...

Life is complex and we all try our best. So let’s toast survival, joy, resilience and pure existence.

Melbourne Writers Festival: How I Survived: Anna Krien & Benjamin Law

31 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Anna Krien and Benjamin Law

Authors and journalists Anna Krien and Benjamin Law are not only two of Australia’s most acclaimed young...

Melbourne Writers Festival: Sacred Texts: The Book That Made Me an Activist

31 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Carly Findlay, Gerry Georgatos, Sisonke Msimang,...

Do you remember a piece of writing that inspired you to become the person you are today?

Helen Jukes in conversation with Tessa Laird

31 August 2018
Boroondara Library Service
Helen Jukes and Tessa Laird

UK author Helen Jukes has written a beautiful memoir, A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Sacred Texts: The Book That Made Me a Better...

31 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Nayuka Gorrie, Krissy Kneen, Fiona Patten,...

One can’t always rely on late-night furtive Googling to find out how to be a better lover.

Melbourne Writers Festival: A Toast: Benjamin Law’s Dream Dinner Party

1 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Benjamin Law, Nayuka Gorrie, Melissa Lucashenko,...

Columnist, writer, and renowned raconteur Benjamin Law has assembled a conversational menu for his dream...

Melbourne Writers Festival: A Toast: Carly Findlay’s Dream Dinner Party

1 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Carly Findlay, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Namila...

The table’s set, and writer and activist Carly Findlay has put together her dream guest list of attendees...

Melbourne Writers Festival: How I Survived: Jamila Rizvi & Rosie...

2 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Jamila Rizvi and Rosie Waterland

‘Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light’ – so wrote Helen Keller.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Closing Night Party: You Are There

2 September 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jessie Cole, Sophie...

The final night of MWF celebrates what it means to let go, as six writers pay tribute to something or...