Part of UNESCO’s Cities of creative arts, Melbourne is a melting pot for all things literature, and from the 21-31st of August The Melbourne Writer’s Festival is bringing writers to the forefront of the Arts scene. As it is only here for a short time,  figuring out which MWF event to see can become a little overwhelming.

So Here are 5 of the best reasons to visit the 2014 MWF:

1. EXHIBITION BOOKENDS

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A quirky exhibition that explores visual and written representations of what happens when the first and last lines of your favourite books are placed together.

DATE AND TIME: Wed 27 Aug 11am (Running till end of Festival)

VENUE: No Vacancy gallery at Fed square

 

2. TERRY DENTON

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The man who illustrated mine and I’m sure many people’s childhood is exhibiting his original illustrations, prints and preliminary works at BARK! BARK! BARK! A TREEHOUSE EXHIBITION.

DATE AND TIME: Thurs 21 Aug 10am (Running till end of Festival)

VENUE: Artplay

 

3. CARAVAN CONVERSATIONS

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Be one of only five others to join an intimate conversation with a writer from the festival, whose identity is kept a secret until you enter the vintage airstream caravan!

DATE AND TIME: Fri 22 Aug All day sessions (Running till end of Festival)

VENUE: Dumbo feather Airstream

 

4. But wait, let me take a #Selfie

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Obsessed or hate Selfie culture, join writer Ronnie Scott as she speaks to Anne Manne in light of her new book, “The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism.”

DATE AND TIME: Fri 22nd Aug 1pm

VENUE: ACMI studio 1

 

5. Oslo Davis: Drawing the Joke

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Join the iconic The Age  cartoonist Oslo Davis as he draws in front of the live audience, inspired by your input and suggestions.

DATE AND TIME: Sat 23rd Aug 11:30am

VENUE: The Ian Potter centre, NGV Australia

For more information for other MWF events go to: www.mwf.com.au