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MWF appoints Nair as program manager 

14 January 2020

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has appointed writer and critic Sonia Nair as program manager, taking over the role from Gene Smith, who has moved into the role of associate director...

MWF to move to State Library Victoria

5 February 2019

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) will move its headquarters this year to State Library Victoria (SLV), after 10 years of being based at Federation Square. The library’s ongoing Vision2020 redevelopment...

Melbourne Writers Festival 2018 program launched

18 July 2018

The program for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which runs from 24 August to 2 September, has been announced. This year's festival will open with a gala celebration featuring...

International authors announced for MWF 2018

21 June 2018

The first international authors have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which runs from 24 August to 2 September. International guests include musician Andrew WK, who will...

MWF 2018 schools’ program released 

23 May 2018

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has released its 2018 schools' program, which will run from 27-30 August. Held at Melbourne's Federation Square, the 2018 MWF schools' program will focus on...

Reni Eddo-Lodge tops MWF bestseller chart; keynotes sell out 

6 September 2017

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) attracted ‘big, diverse audiences for important conversations on race, identity, politics and feminism’, reports CEO and artistic director Lisa Dempster. Attendance figures are still...

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 program launched

19 July 2017

The program for the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 25 August to 3 September, has been announced. Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Kim Scott will launch the festival...

MWF 2017 schools program released

22 May 2017

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has released its schools program for 2017. This year’s program, which runs from 28 to 31 August, features US author and tech entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatahtbeh,...

Dempster to step down after MWF 2017 

17 May 2017

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) artistic director and CEO Lisa Dempster will step down following this year’s festival, which runs from 25 August to 3 September. Dempster was appointed in 2012...