MWF schools’ program 2019 announced
The program for the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival schools’ program has been announced.
More than 60 writers, artists and performers will feature in over 70 events from 2–5 September, with sessions to be held at State Library Victoria, the Wheeler Centre, Treasury Theatre and the Immigration Museum.
Among the program highlights are What Makes a Hero, with US academic and Marvel comics writer Eve L Ewing; Growing up African in Australia, with writers Maxine Beneba Clarke, Santilla Chingaipe, Nyadol Nyuon and Ahmed Yussuf; Growing up Queer in Australia, with writers Benjamin Law, Nayuka Gorrie and Nic Holas; and Do Something About it, with environmental journalist Linh Do, writer Laniyuk Garcon, poet Elena Gomez, and writer and critic Sonia Nair.
Other guests include Tony Birch, Andrew Daddo, Claire G Coleman, Carly Findlay, Jenna Guillaume, Amie Kaufman, Will Kostakis, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Alison Lester, John Marsden and Alice Pung.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, this year MWF has moved its headquarters to State Library Victoria (SLV), after 10 years of being based at Federation Square. MWF runs from 30 August to 8 September.