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Melbourne Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival is another cultural event catering to writers and readers; that includes a diverse schedule of educational programs, workshops, interactive sessions and entertainment options for all participants.

Writers, bloggers, online publishers, political activists and journalists are a few of the many that participate in this event.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2024 Dates & Program Events

The Melbourne Writers Festival also draws international attention to Melbourne, with international travel journalists, groups and online writers also coming to the city to be a part of it.

The festival started in 1986 to reflect and encourage writers in Melbourne’s diverse community. Later, it became a popular event that promoted new publications and encouraged new writers to learn, expand their experiences and grow within the industry.

The Melbourne Writers Festival also offers a range of diverse programs for all writers and online publishers. Workshops are conducted during this event which helps writers learn different types of valuable skills. For instance, bloggers can learn to write fantasy, and journalists can acquire the writing skills of romance novels. Those working on a special project can also expand their horizons by participating.

Writers, thinkers, illustrators and performers of all age groups are welcome to participate and celebrate this event in Melbourne.


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    • Hi Barbara,

      I can see why you are having issues with the official website’s planner.

      I have found a digital version of the program and have uploaded it to my website. This version may be easier to follow, but at 56 pages long, it’s not really suited as a printable copy.

      It does mention on the festival’s website that “If you would like a printed copy, send an email to [email protected] and they’ll pop it in the post”. So if you would like a printed copy, you could try that option, but as the festival is already started, you may miss a number of quality events waiting for it to arrive.


    • Hi Ruth,

      Here is some information available on the Melbourne Writer’s Festival website:

      “Our printed Festival Planner includes a selection of Festival events, and is available from our box office, as well as Readings bookshops… A limited number of Festival Planners are available by post if you’re unable to access it in the ways outlined above. Please call 03 9094 7859 and we will post a copy, subject to availability.”

      “We take into account many factors when sharing our program with the public – aiming for the most effective and accessible options available. In recent years, we’ve found that more and more of our audience prefer to access our program information online. This has grown so that now the majority of our audience access the program online rather than in print. Producing a full printed program for insertion into The Age used significant resources, and was inefficient considering many people didn’t use it. The best way to access the full Festival program is via our website or mobile apps – these include all Festival events and the most up-to-date information.”


What date is the Melbourne Writers Festival?
Where is the Melbourne Writers Festival located?
Multiple venues close to the State Library of Victoria

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Other Festival venues include: - Dandenong Library - Gasworks Theatre - Footscray Community Arts Centre - Immigration Museum - KSR Art Bar - Public Records Office Victoria - Scienceworks - The University of Melbourne - Treasury Theatre - Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Please visit our website for more information on the Melbourne Writers Festival.
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