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Feminist Writers Festival receives state government funding for 2018 event

The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) has received $45,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to stage its second festival in 2018.

The four-day festival will be held in Melbourne and regional centres in May 2018, with further details about locations and artists to be announced in early 2018.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the inaugural festival was held in August 2016 during the Melbourne Writers Festival. It was established to ‘promote feminist literature within the wider Australian community’ and offer ‘support and networking opportunities for writers and readers’.

In announcing the funding, the Victorian Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins said: ‘Festivals like this contribute to a greater dialogue about the power of women, their ideas and contributions to our society and culture.’

For more information about FWF, visit the website here.

Pictured: SLV CEO Kate Torney, FWF program manager Veronica Sullivan, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins, FWF marketing and communications manager Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, FWF board member Monica Dux

 

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