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MWF 2020 to take place online

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which is scheduled to run 7–16 August 2020, will deliver a smaller online program due to the Covid-19 crisis.

‘Our team is at home thinking, reading and preparing for a very different MWF20,’ associate director Gene Smith said in a statement.

‘The unprecedented nature of this pandemic is difficult to reckon with, as a people and as an industry,’ said Smith. ‘MWF cannot be all that we had planned for it to be in 2020, but we are committed to delivering literary programming online before returning to our full format in 2021.’

More information about the online program will be available over the next few months. MWF will contact all pass and voucher purchasers in the coming week to discuss the provision of full refunds.


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