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:
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
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)
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
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
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