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Feminist Writers Festival announced for Melbourne

A new Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) has been established and will partner with the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) in its inaugural year.

The festival, co-founded by academic Cristy Clark and Melbourne Writers Festival program manager and writer Jo Case, ‘will bring together feminist writers and readers to connect and strengthen the diverse writing communities that exist around Australia’, organisers said in a statement.

Clark said: ‘I realised there were all these great communities of feminist writers in Australia and I wanted to get them together. The festival will create opportunities for feminist writers, thinkers and readers to connect.’

The festival will run from 26-28 August during MWF and will include a workshop and networking day on Friday 26 August at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre and public events, co-hosted by MWF, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August at Federation Square and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

The program for the workshop and networking day will be released in June and information on the MWF co-hosted events will be announced on 22 July.

For more information, visit the FWF website here.



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