Melbourne Writers Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Melbourne Writers Festival
Level 1, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street
The Wheeler Centre
Melbourne VIC 3000
Box Office: +61 (0)3 9999 1199
Phone: +61 (0)3 9094 7859
Fax: +61 (0)3 9650 6467

Festival Description

Melbourne Writers Festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 1986 and has continued to present a diverse program that features novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters, and bloggers — wordsmiths. Each year the festival invites a range of artists and thinkers — including politicians and policy-makers, and culturally minded thinkers as well as novelists, poets, and theorists. A range of literary activities take place with discussions, debates, readings, film screenings, interviews, literary banquets, performances, workshops and book launches, as well as a youth events that take place in schools. The festival offers multiple opportunities for audiences and participants to meet and talk and learn more from one another about the participating regional and international writers, their work, and their impact on the the ‘world of words’.

Festival Dates August 22 - September 1, 2013
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