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This year Melbourne Writers Festival will connect writers and stories from across the planet to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers. Find your own way into our program of more than 400 events by delving into streams including Art, Design & Innovation; Food, Wine & Travel; and Music & Performance. World Literature will take audiences on a literary tour of the globe, while Local Luminaries from Melbourne and surrounds cement our status as a City of Literature as we shine a spotlight on Victoria’s vibrant community of writers. MWF is proud of our ever-popular Schools’ Program. If you’re a parent or a teacher ﬁnd out more at mwf.com.au/schools. When school’s out, come along to G-rated sessions for Children & Families both weekends of the Festival. Our Connect & Explore stream will connect enquiring minds with fun literary adventures, whether by tram, by foot, or in the back of a caravan! Further socialising is encouraged as wine and words meet in the Festival Club at Optic, at the heart of our Festival Hub at Fed Square. Peruse the program then stay in touch online, through conversations on social media and the MWF website. Dive in, discover something new, discuss and debate, and don’t hold back!
The Victorian Government is proud to support the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival. This year’s Festival brings outstanding international literary talent to Victoria and places Australian writing on the world stage. With events scheduled throughout Melbourne and across the State, this is truly a celebration of writers, readers and thinkers. Be inspired!
Bigger and better than ever, the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival certainly packs a punch. From literary nobility to global internet sensations, the program is set to inspire, challenge and entertain. With presentations from our very own Helen Garner to YouTube’s most famous astronaut, Chris Hadﬁeld – the Festival beﬁts our City of Literature. Enjoy it!
Melbourne Writers Festival shines a light into Melbourne’s literary realm and reminds us our homegrown authors hold their own on the world stage. As a festival that encourages us to reﬂect, question, and participate, MWF is sure to breathe life into our city.
Robert Doyle Lord Mayor The Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP Premier of Victoria
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OPENING NIGHT ADDRESS HELEN GARNER
We bring together ﬁve rock stars of the literary world each with a distinct style, powerful stories and literally millions of global, cyber and celestial fans hanging on their every word. In between a ﬁrst-ever MWF opening address from Australia’s literary legend Helen Garner and closing night from American wunderkind Dave Eggers, Festival Highlights include a rare appearance from controversial writer Sir Salman Rushdie, insights into creativity from Brain Pickings’ uber-blogger Maria Popova, and lessons from space with YouTube’s favourite singing astronaut Chris Hadﬁeld.
Helen Garner is an Australian literary legend: her novels, short stories and non-ﬁction have inﬂuenced generations of writers and readers. In this Festival exclusive, Helen Garner discusses her latest book This House of Grief, a harrowing account of the trial of Robert Farquharson, convicted of drowning his three sons on Father’s Day 2005.
FREEDOM TO WRITE SIR SALMAN RUSHDIE
AN AUDIENCE WITH SIR SALMAN RUSHDIE
Freedom of expression can be a dangerous idea. Sir Salman Rushdie knows this ﬁrst hand, and his commitment to freedom of expression is woven into his work and life. As Australia grapples with its own discussion about freedom of speech, we welcome Salman Rushdie to Melbourne Writers Festival and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney to speak about major themes in his writing, his life and the contemporary world.
Meet the thinker behind the extraordinary writing in this intimate literary discussion.
Supported by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne Thu 21 Aug, 6.30pm. Melbourne Town Hall. Price: $45/$35 Code: 1001
AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE CHRIS HADFIELD Armed with a truly unique view of the world, author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and YouTube’s most famous space oddity, Chris Hadfield comes back to Earth to share his outof-this-world experiences and the lifeafﬁrming lessons he has accumulated during his astronomical career. Thu 21 Aug, 9.30pm. Melbourne Town Hall. Price: $45/$35 Code: 1002
Fri 29 Aug, 12.30pm. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Price: $130 Code: 6901
Sir Salman Rushdie Thu 28 Aug, 6.30pm. Dallas Brooks Centre. Price: $45/$35 Code: 6804
BRAIN PICKINGS MARIA POPOVA
CLOSING NIGHT ADDRESS DAVE EGGERS
Creator of hugely popular blog Brain Pickings, with millions of hits every day, Maria Popova surfaces from the blogosphere to reveal the ethos of her human-powered discovery engine for interestingness. Created in 2006, Brain Pickings taps into the global pool of ideas, insights, knowledge and inspiration, to create extraordinary outcomes from contributing, crosspollinating, connecting and combining the contents of our curious minds.
Dave Eggers’ ﬁrst book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, was a ﬁnalist for the Pulitzer
Prize and saw him hailed as ‘the J.D. Salinger of Generation X’. Since then he has become one of the world’s most inﬂuential writers. Preview Eggers’ upcoming book at this special keynote event. Dave Eggers
Supported by the Hart Line Fund and the U.S. Consulate General Sun 31 Aug, 6pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $45/$35 Code: 1116
Thu 28 Aug, 8.30pm. Dallas Brooks Centre. Price: $45/$35 Code: 6805
CONNECT & EXPLORE Reading and listening are just two modes of connecting with writers, thinkers and storytellers. Connect & Explore invites audiences to venture out of their comfy reading chairs and take part in a range of relaxed, fun and social activities that will connect enquiring minds with exciting new literary adventures. Whether by tram, on foot, or in the back of a caravan, literary lovers, book club buddies and curious couplings can explore the streets and stories of Melbourne on guided walking tours, a San Francisco inspired Lit Hop, with words and wine at the Festival Club or through the cyber connections of the digital realm.
THE MORNING READ
Discover the Festival Club at Optic Kitchen + Bar, at the heart of our Festival Hub in Fed Square – the meeting place for writers, readers and Festivalgoers. Drop by for The Morning Read, mingle with Festival artists and fuel your Festival with great food and drinks. Open 8.30am til late Mon – Fri, 9.30am til late Sat & 10.30am til late Sun.
Start your day with Festival earlybird and Big Issue books editor, Thuy On, as she hosts readings with a selection of our Festival artists. Fri 22 - Sun 24 & Fri 29 - Sun 31 Aug, 10am. Festival Club at Optic.
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MEMORY MAKES US A live writing event that challenges three writers to create a new work using as their inspiration collected memories from the general public. Visit memorymakesus.org.au to contribute. Sun 31 Aug. Atrium, Fed Square. FREE
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Take to the streets and experience the Festival in new, exciting ways. This year we have walks to discover Melbourne’s Indigenous past and present, our bohemians, world famous street art and creative places. Walk, ride, learn, write, look and explore the places and spaces that make Melbourne a true City of Literature. Visit mwf.com.au for full details
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Sat 30 Aug, 11am. The Little Library. FREE
Join a surprising selection of writers from across the Festival for this series of intimate conversations in Dumbo Feather’s Airstream caravan. An audience of just ﬁve people will attend each session, with each guest writer kept secret until they enter the caravan. Fri 22 – Sun 24 & Fri 29 – Sun 31 Aug. Visit mwf.com.au for full details
COFFEE & PAPERS
The Age invites you to join them for
Enjoy the elegant surrounds of the Soﬁtel’s Fitzroy Ballroom, a complimentary sparkling wine, light afternoon tea and delightful conversation with Festival guests
a look at the day’s headlines. Join The Age’s editors and journalists,
and some of the Festival’s most interesting writers and thinkers, for a caffeine-fuelled discussion of the day’s news. Admission free to The Age subscribers. Bookings required. Supported by The Age Sat 23 & Sat 30 Aug, 9am. Festival Club at Optic. Price: $10 Code: 9308 & 9108
Meg Wolitzer, Rupert Thompson, and Nick Earls. With MWF Chair Michael Webster. Sun 24 Aug, 1.30pm. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Price: $60 Code: 6401
Watch illustrator Oslo Davis sketch browsers and book-swappers inside The Little Library on Level 2 at Melbourne Central. His drawings will form an exhibition, to stay on display in The Little Library throughout September. Visit Melbourne Central on Facebook for your chance to win a portrait sitting with Oslo Davis when he visits the centre on 30 August.
Put down your phone and pick up a book during your daily tram commute! MWF will provide weekly reading suggestions from our 2014 program during the #onboardbookclub. Follow the hashtag on Twitter for updates and to share your own reviews. Fri 18 Jul - Sat 31 Aug. On all Yarra Trams. Supported by Yarra Trams
TWISTS & TURNS APP
Explore Melbourne by foot and the 96 tram and celebrate Melbourne’s independent, emerging and fringe writers on this curated literary hop through the city. Choose your own adventure along the route with pop up events including book readings, debates, music, trivia, races and literary karaoke!
Be the hero of a story where you choose what happens. Introducing our exciting storytelling app, Twists and Turns. Start walking from Melbourne Town Hall and hear a story on your iPhone. The plot twists with the streets you turn down. Incorporating high-tech geo-location beacons and written by Festival authors, this is a literary experience not be missed. Download it from the App Store from mid-August.
Supported by Yarra Trams
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DYMOCKS FESTIVAL BOOKSHOP
Sun 31 Aug, 1pm. MWF Box Office, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 5112
Visit the Dymocks Festival Bookshop at Fed Square during the Festival to take advantage of special offers, an amazing range of books and expert literary advice. Authors will be in-store to sign copies of their work directly after their events in Fed Square. Open daily, Fri 22 – Sun 31 Aug.
WORLD LITERATURE Sharing stories is a universal tradition that spans time and place, culture and continents. World Literature will take audiences on a literary tour of the globe as we welcome the best writers from Africa, Asia, India, Europe and America alongside Australia’s own international stars. Be transported from Melbourne to Belfast’s criminal underworld, swoon at the lush beauty and romance of Sri Lanka, or be swept along by the fast paced dark comedy of Catalonia. International guests include Simon Armitage (UK), NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Erri De Luca (Italy), Philip Hensher (UK), Amanda Lee Koe (Singapore), Imma Monsó (Spain), Alissa Nutting (USA), Rupert Thomson (UK) and Meg Wolitzer (USA). LIMITS OF STORYTELLING
HISTORIANS AT WORK
Melbourne writers Maria Tumarkin and Wayne Macauley (Demons) discuss whether stories really take us closer to the truth of our lives. Are stories like masks, both revealing and concealing truths? And how do we use stories and what can stories do for us?
Historians and writers Christopher Clark (The Sleepwalkers), Nicholas Clements (The Black Wars) and Clare
Fri 22 Aug, 10am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4201
IN CONVERSATION IMMA MONSÓ Award-winning Catalan novelist and columnist Imma Monsó discusses her impressive body of work and her ﬁrst novel to be published in English, A Man of His Word. Get the scoop on this humourous and poignant novelist. Supported by Acción Cultural Española Fri 22 Aug, 10am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
IN CONVERSATION RUPERT THOMSON
have written histories that challenged or overturned established views of their subjects. The panel discuss their individual approaches to research and process and the art, craft and labour of writing history.
Award-winning English novelist Rupert Thomson was once described as ‘one of the strangest and most refreshingly un-English voices in contemporary ﬁction.’ A chameleon author whose work is always surprising, Thomson discusses his ninth novel, Secrecy – a masterful tale of intrigue in 17th century Florence.
Fri 22 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3202
Fri 22 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1204
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LOVE FROM READING
IN CONVERSATION NOVIOLET BULAWAYO
American novelist Meg Wolitzer and impressive new Australian talent Emily Bitto talk about love in literature, the transformative nature of books, literature’s great lovers and what stories of love, obsession and desire can teach us about our own hearts.
A rising voice in contemporary ﬁction Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel We Need New Names made her the ﬁrst black African woman to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. NoViolet discusses her coming of age novel about immigration and the African diaspora.
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Fri 22 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3204
Fri 22 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3205
GLOBAL SHORT STORIES The recent trend in publishing single author collections from relatively new writers has marked a resurgence in short ﬁction. Writers Nic Low (NZ), Amanda Lee Koe (Singapore) and Rachel Tresize (Wales) reveal the processes, inﬂuences and traditions of their short ﬁction writing. Sat 23 Aug, 10am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
STRANGE TERRITORY The hidden underbelly of Cardiff, Belfast and Perth makes perfect fodder for hard-boiled crime ﬁction. Belfast noir novelist Adrian McKinty, John Williams and West Australian David Whish-Wilson discuss the questionable values of politics, police and power in the tough and gritty cities of their crime thrillers. Sat 23 Aug, 10am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3301
TIDDAS One of Australia’s most proliﬁc and well-known authors of Indigenous literature Anita Heiss combines chick lit with a social conscience. Anita explores how friendships change as we get older, in her ﬁfth novel Tiddas, the Koori English word for sisters. Sat 23 Aug, 10am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4301
THE INTERESTINGS MEG WOLITZER
In her latest novel The Interestings, The New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer explores themes of marriage, friendship, wealth envy and fame. With life imitating art Wolitzer discusses the slings and arrows faced by women writing about domesticity and family.
Since the early days of Mills & Boon, romance has evolved to become one of the biggest selling genres in literature. Two exciting voices, Rachael Herron (Cypress Hollow novels) and Su Dharmapala (The Wedding Season, Saree), discuss what makes a good contemporary romance novel.
Sat 23 Aug, 10am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1301
Sat 23 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3302
IN CONVERSATION ERRI DE LUCA
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Italian novelist, translator and poet Erri De Luca has published a small library of novels, poems and short stories, and been translated into more than 30 languages. De Luca will discuss his illustrious career, contemporary Italian literature and his latest novel, The Crime of a Soldier.
Internationally renowned food critic, Ruth Reichl shares her recipes for writing success – from New York Times restaurant critic to best-selling gourmet memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples, and her entrée into ﬁction with her ﬁrst novel Delicious!
Supported by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura
Sat 23 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1302
Sat 23 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4302
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Award winning Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo and Melbourne writer and slam poet Maxine Beneba Clark write creative voices to showcase a collision of cultures and languages on the page. Their powerful dramatic readings will highlight the inherent challenges of transforming spoken language into literature.
Nick Earls has always had a great touch for popular culture and the ways in which men navigate the world. He discusses his new book Analogue Men and the quicksand that awaits the unwary 40-something man trying to make sense of a digital age.
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Sat 23 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Sun 24 Aug, 10am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3401
Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4405
COLETTE’S FRANCE Jane Gilmour travels to France on
a literary pilgrimage to uncover the true identity of celebrated French writer Colette. Gilmour’s biography Colette’s France brings to light a life that was sometimes difﬁcult, sometimes scandalous, often celebrated yet never dull. Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9305
POETS WITHOUT BORDERS IN CONVERSATION BEN WATT One half of 80s duo Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt shares a remarkably intimate portrayal of his parents in his new memoir Romany and Tom. Ben will also discuss his creative output as musician, record producer, DJ and author. Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square Price: $22/$19 Code: 1303
CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE Imma Monsó is a popular Catalan writer. In addition to her award winning novels, she is a columnist and commentator for major Spanish and Catalan newspapers. The event will discuss Monsó’s own writing as well as other signiﬁcant writers and trends in Spanish writing and publishing today. This event is in Spanish. Supported by Acción Cultural Española
Two outstanding Australian poets, University of Notre Dame philosophy lecturer Jakob Zigarus and South African born ‘international poet’ John Mateer discuss the inﬂuences that play upon their writing and how they see and respond to Australian traditions in poetry. Sun 24 Aug, 10am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4401
MOTHERS GRIMM Award winning writers Danielle Wood and Cassandra Golds discuss the enduring inﬂuence of the Brothers Grimm, and how each has used the brothers’ tropes and traditions to explore mothering, heartache, desire and love in a modern world. Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4402
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT SEX FROM READING
Ben Watt (Romany and Tom) and Rupert Thomson (This Party’s Got to Stop) have written tender, revealing
memoirs about their respective families. Grief, love, disappointment, growing old and understanding: these are shared themes despite their different lives.
Alissa Nutting’s bold debut Tampa is about predatory sex. Jessie Cole’s new novel, Deeper Water, tends towards sensuality and tenderness. Find out what these two writers learnt about sex while writing about it - and what lessons there are for readers.
Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3405
Fri 29 Aug, 1pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
DYLAN THOMAS 100: STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK Starless and Bible Black is a global celebration of Dylan Thomas – Wales’ most famous writer. Mixing writing, music and ﬁlm we bring to life the creative spirit of Dylan Thomas and cast a new look at Wales today. Musicians Richard James (ex-Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci) and Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good) combine with local artists in a unique multi-media event inspired by Dylan Thomas. Welsh writers John Williams and Rachel Tresize bring the words. Plus literary discussion, readings, screenings and more. Supported by the British Council and Wales Arts International
Sat 23 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4305
Ouyang Yu (Diary of a Naked Ofﬁcial)
discuss their shared themes of love, sex, relationships and loss. Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3402
HANDWRITING PHILIP HENSHER When English writer Philip Hensher realised he didn’t know what a close friend’s handwriting looked like, he felt that something essential was missing. Hensher explores the lost art of handwriting, how it made us who we are, and why it still matters. Fri 29 Aug, 10am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3901
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Dip beneath the covers and gain an insight into Chinese culture. Two very different and highly talented authors Linda Jaivin (The Empress Lover) and
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, poet, memoirist and Australian Book Review editor, Peter Rose joins fellow poets Lisa Gorton and Jakob Zigarus in a delightful hour of readings and discussion of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
Australia’s international Queen of Fantasy. She began the Obernewtyn series at age 14 and while her international audience awaits The Red Queen, the ﬁnal Obernewtyn instalment, Isobelle reﬂects on a body of literature that has roamed wide and free in place and time.
WHY I READ Brain Pickings creator Maria Popova, and The Age literary editor Jason Steger discuss the books that have
inspired their love of reading, in an event about the power of stories and the ways they entwine with our lives. Fri 29 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3904
LIMITS OF FICTION Australian Mark Henshaw and British writer Philip Hensher discuss the interplay of voice, form and structure in their writing and how novelists can exploit other forms of writing, such as thrillers and memoir, to create something new. Fri 29 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3905
IN CONVERSATION RAGIP ZARAKOLU Turkish human rights activist and publisher Ragip Zarakolu has long faced legal harassment for publishing books on controversial subjects. This International PEN–event will highlight the challenging conditions in Turkey and the region and look at campaigns to support those working for human rights. Fri 29 Aug, 6.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. FREE
Presented by Australian Book Review
SH*T ASIAN MOTHERS SAY In his ﬁrst two books The Family Law and Gaysia, Benjamin Law cemented his reputation as an observant, witty and intelligent writer. Joining forces with sister Michelle Law, the irreverent siblings turn their humour back on the family with the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say. Sat 30 Aug, 10am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
LICENSE TO THRILL Best selling writers Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls) and Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) reveal the trade secrets of what makes the perfect thriller and how they master intrigue and suspense on the page.
IN CONVERSATION ALISSA NUTTING American writer Alissa Nutting’s scorching debut novel Tampa is an edgy and disturbing story about a female paedophile preying on young boys. Laced with black humour and crackling sexualised prose, Tampa brings together American Psycho and Lolita in a confronting tale of monstrously misplaced desire. Sat 30 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1105
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Sat 30 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3102
Successful and controversial Australian ﬁlms Wolf Creek, Mad Max and Dead Calm have exposed the real and imagined dark side of our nation. Screenwriter/novelists Aaron Sterns and Terry Hayes discuss the role of cinema in creating an Australian Gothic.
IN CONVERSATION PHILIP HENSHER
Sat 30 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4105
Booker shortlisted English novelist Philip Hensher described his new novel The Emperor Waltz as ‘a big, camp epic about books, AIDS, boyfriends, money, political protest and the importance of not having your bathroom suite in avocado.’ It has also been called his most ambitious and daring novel yet. Sat 30 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1102
IN CONVERSATION WILLY VLAUTIN Inspired to become a novelist by Paul Kelly, singer-songwriter Willy Vlautin’s heartbreaking fourth novel, The Free, demonstrates his extraordinary talent for confronting issues facing modern America, with three memorable characters looking for a way out of their ﬁnancial, familial, and existential crises. Sat 30 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3104
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WALKING HOME SIMON ARMITAGE One of England’s most beloved poets Simon Armitage decided to walk the 256-mile Pennine Way as a ‘modern troubadour’. Simon shares his extraordinary, yet ordinary journey through Britain’s remote interior and the generosity of locals who sustained him on his travels. Sun 31 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1112
THE WORLD TO COME Explore new trends in short ﬁction as editor and writer Patrick West introduces Maria Takolander, Leah Swann, Craig Cormick and Marcus Waters. Plus launch of anthology The World to Come by Jeff McMullen AM, journalist, author and ﬁlm-maker. Supported by Deakin University Sun 31 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Tim Storrier Hand signed, limited, fine art reproductions. With a selection to choose from, including his Archibald prize winning â€˜The Histrionic Wayfarer, each edition is strictly limited and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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A UNESCO City of Literature, Melbourne and its surrounds are home to a vibrant community of new and established authors, poets, publishers and readers who share an enlightened passion for a broad spectrum of literary genres. We put the brilliant talents of Tony Birch, Sophie Cunningham, Hannah Kent, Paddy O’Reilly and Favel Parrett under the spotlight; introduce bright young newcomers Holly Childs, Eli Glasman and Melinda Houston; and bask in the glow of radiant poetry from Susan Hawthorne and Terry Jaensch. ACU LITERATURE PRIZE
WORDS THAT HEAL Readers will attest to the capacity for a good book to affect us emotionally – for better or worse. GP Jacinta Halloran and academic Susan McLaine discuss the power of reading to change lives and the downsides of a life without books. Fri 22 Aug, 10am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3201
IN CONVERSATION GERALD MURNANE Forty years after the publication of his ﬁrst book Tamarisk Row, Gerald Murnane is regarded as one of Australia’s most extraordinary novelists, with an international reputation that continues to grow. He discusses an illustrious career and his new novel A Million Windows. Fri 22 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3203
INDIGENOUS WRITING NOW Writer Tony Birch and playwright and activist John Harding lead a discussion on recent developments in Indigenous writing and the role of poetry in the genre. Along with selected readings, Birch will announce the winner of the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Writing. Fri 22 Aug, 1pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
IN CONVERSATION JOHN A SCOTT When a sudden death alters the balance of power, control falls into the hands of an extreme right wing government. Author John A Scott – winner of major prizes as a novelist, poet and screenwriter – explores N, his acclaimed new novel. Fri 22 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4204
In this breathtaking new work, The Promise, Tony Birch afﬁrms his position as one of Australia’s ﬁnest writers of short ﬁction. Using his unﬂinching creative gaze, he delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on themes of love, loss and faith. Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3404
The Australian Catholic University Prize for Literature continues the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts. In 2014 the Prize will be awarded to the poet whose work best conveys the theme Compassion. Thu 21 Aug, 5.30pm. ACU Melbourne Campus. FREE RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9739 2380
IN CONVERSATION TONY BIRCH
IN CONVERSATION HANNAH KENT Hannah Kent discusses her journey
from an unpublished author to an internationally acclaimed writer, whose debut novel Burial Rites has been translated into no fewer than 20 languages. Fri 22 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4205
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD MASTERCLASS DAVID ASTLE Australia’s cryptic cruciverbalist, David Astle is the master of anagrams, acrostics, homophones and spoonerisms. Discover the secrets to solving even the most challenging crossword puzzle in a highly entertaining hour of limber linguistics. Sat 23 Aug, 10am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9303
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE AWARDS The Australian Centre and the Faculty of Arts warmly invite you to join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s literary awards, hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Associate Professor Denise Varney, codirectors of the Australian Centre and Dr Sarah Wills, Associate Dean of Advancement. Supported by Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Melbourne Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
CYCLONE TRACY SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM Multi-talented writer and commentator Sophie Cunningham shares stories from those who
survived Cyclone Tracy, which destroyed Darwin at Christmas 1974. Sophie offers a sober appraisal of what Tracy means to us four decades later, as we face more extreme weather events each year. Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3303
IN CONVERSATION PADDY O’REILLY One of Melbourne’s great writers Paddy O’Reilly has received critical acclaim for her diverse writing across many genres. Her ambitious third novel The Wonders is yet another page turner that spans celebrity, disability, the value of human life and our kinship with the animal kingdom. Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4304
LAD LIT Chris Flynn (The Glass Kingdom)
and hip hop artist turned novelist Omar Musa (Here Come the Dogs)
have written ground-breaking new novels about music, drugs and harsh Australian realities. They are novels by men, about men, written for men. Is this the birth of Lad Lit? Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4403
THREE POETS Three Australian poets, Terry Jaensch (Shark), Jakob Ziguras (Chains of Snow) and Susan Hawthorne (Limen) will read from their collections and also deliver a ‘cover version’ of a poem that has special meaning to them. Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Two writers of microﬁction – very, very short stories that pack a punch well above their length – Angela Meyer and Oliver Mol will discuss what it is about the form that has made it the latest hip genre in the literary world. Sun 24 Aug, 5.30pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
IN CONVERSATION JOAN LONDON One of Australia’s ﬁnest writers Joan
THE REREADERS Put down the books and listen up. The Rereaders is a fortnightly literary and culture podcast featuring writers
special live recording they are joined by a MWF guest as they explore three current cultural topics together.
Sian Prior is a journalist, a broadcaster, musician and performer. She is also excruciatingly shy. In a world where public display of one’s private life and thoughts are almost a prerequisite for success, Sian discusses the complex reality of shyness.
Fri 29 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Sat 30 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4103
THE PHILOSOPHER IN PUBLIC
Philosopher Raimond Gaita is well known for his memoir Romulus, My Father. A new book of essays by other writers, A Sense for Humanity, examines Gaita’s ethical thought. Discussing this book, Raimond Gaita explores real philosophy for challenging, modern times.
Young writers Luke Ryan and Elizabeth Flux will discuss their writing, why they write, and their pathways to publication. They will also answer your questions about developing a proﬁle or a career in writing.
Sam Twyford-Moore, Steph Van Schilt and Dion Kagan. In this very
Sat 30 Aug, 10am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4101
has established herself as a major novelist, shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and winning The Age Book of the Year. She discusses her new book The Golden Age with writer and journalist Jane Sullivan.
Some of Melbourne’s most exciting and creative public libraries host a series of events in this year’s Festival. Performance poetry, memoir, crime, young adult ﬁction, contemporary craft and ﬁne literary ﬁction all ﬁnd a place in Melbourne’s public libraries.
Wed 27 Aug, 6pm. The Wheeler Centre. FREE Code: 7701
Craft Workshop: Anna Walker Prahran Library Sat 23 Aug, 2pm.
IN CONVERSATION SONYA HARTNETT
Talk: Robert Dixon & Alex Miller Library at the Dock Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm.
London (Gilgamesh, The Good Parents)
Sonya Hartnett is an outstanding
and versatile author who can probe psychological states with uncanny accuracy and depth. A writer who has always pushed the boundaries of literature for both adults and young people, Hartnett returns to adult ﬁction with Golden Boys, a dark suburban tale. Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. FREE Code: 7702
SHY SIAN PRIOR
Supported by Future Leaders Sat 30 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
IN CONVERSATION FAVEL PARRETT Acclaimed young writer Favel Parrett (Past the Shallows) travelled to Antarctica to research her latest novel, When the Night Comes. She shares her experience of this remarkable continent and her journey from the south east coast of Tasmania to critical literary success. Sat 30 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4104
In Conversation: Adrian McKinty St Kilda Public Library Wed 27 Aug, 6.30pm. Poetry Slam: Maxine Beneba Clarke Caroline Springs Civic Library Wed 27 Aug, 7pm. In Conversation: Doug MacLeod St Kilda Public Library Thu 28 Aug, 6.30pm Visit mwf.com.au for full details
FIRST FLIGHT First-time authors Holly Childs, Eli Glasman and Melinda Houston talk about their work and discuss their journeys to publication. The writers reﬂect a range of writing styles and inﬂuences, from edgy young adult ﬁction, to experimental writing and realistic slice-of-life stories. Fri 29 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
THE CRITIC IN PUBLIC
According to American critic Adam Kirsch, professional critic James Ley’s book, The Critic in the Modern World is ‘exceptionally intelligent and well-written’. Fellow commentator and critic Alison Croggon joins James to critique the critics and their critical role in literature.
and Julie Szego (The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama) have each turned their hand to writing true crime after stumbling across their Truman Capote moment. They discuss their immersion into the complex worlds of crime and justice.
Sat 30 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4102
Sun 31 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1113
John Safran (Murder in Mississippi)
BOOK LAUNCHES Be the ﬁrst to know about freshly published works by attending our free book launch program. Whether poetry or ﬁction, magazine or memoir, you’ll share the excitement of releasing these future best-sellers into the world. Olivera Simic’ Surviving Peace: A Political Memoir
Fri 22 Aug, 5.30pm
Verge 2014: Everything and Nothing
Sat 30 Aug, 11.30am
Small Press Network Publishing Now
Sat 23 Aug, 5.30pm
Catherine Harris The Family Men
Sat 30 Aug, 1pm
Verandah Journal: Edition 29
Sat 23 Aug, 5.30pm
Australian Book Review Fiction Edition & Elizabeth Jolley Prize
Sat 30 Aug, 5.30pm
Howard Goldenberg Carrots and Jaffas
Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am
Linda Godfrey and Bronwyn Mehan Flashing the Square
Sat 30 Aug, 7pm
Susan Hawthorne Lupa and Lambda
Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm
Pablo Brown and Jennifer Dawson The Empty Jar
Sun 31 Aug, 11.30am
The Big Issue Fiction Edition: Take Me Away
Fri 29 Aug, 4pm
Dr Martin Cole The Code of the Apocalypse
Sun 31 Aug, 1pm
Favel Parrett When the Night Comes
Fri 29 Aug, 5.30pm
Visit mwf.com.au for full details
THE AGENDA The Festival sets the agenda for discussion in this series of potentially confronting, controversial and certainly thoughtprovoking events. Great minds will explore topical issues in society, history and politics through the prism of one of the central tenets of modern civilisation, freedom. Leading international thinkers will challenge our perceptions of personal freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of information while exploring the global realities of Russian politics, the Asian century, the history and legacy of World War One, the diminished power of the fourth estate, and the growing inﬂuence of the rebellious ﬁfth. AIDS IS DEAD! LONG LIVE HIV!
Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani and VICAIDS’ Colin Batrouney analyse the current state of HIV/AIDS. Who is contracting HIV and how; and what is the role of support agencies and activists in ﬁghting the deﬁning epidemic of our age?
In light of the current obsession with selﬁes, it’s timely to ask if ego really is a dirty word. Ronnie Scott, a writer with an interest in the selﬁe talks with Anne Manne, whose new book The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism explores narcissism in contemporary society.
Fri 22 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Studio 1 Price: $22/$19 Code: 4202
IN CONVERSATION MALCOLM FRASER & BOB CARR Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Dangerous Allies) and former Foreign Minister Bob Carr (Diary of a Foreign Minister) look beyond Australia’s borders to explore the risks, opportunities and dynamics of our relationships with China and the United States. Is Australia ever to waver between two superpowers, or can we truly ﬁnd our voice in the region? Supported by MUP’s Sessions with Spine Fri 22 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1203
Fri 22 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4203
FAMELAB REMIXED FameLab Remixed brings into the
spotlight six of Victoria’s brightest young researchers, who will showcase their real world research in a series of short, sharp and accessible talks. Supported by the British Council, The Times Cheltenham Science Festival and Fresh Science
eyewitness account from the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, alongside asylum seeker Baqir Khan and Kon Karapanagiotidis of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Fri 22 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1205
THE ALAN MISSEN ORATION MICHAEL KIRBY As Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, eminent Australian Michael Kirby was determined to present a readable and effective report. Delivering the 2014 Alan Missen Oration, Kirby outlines the challenges, shares some techniques and assesses the success of the Commission’s novel approach. Presented in partnership with Liberty Victoria and supported by the Alan Missen Foundation Fri 22 Aug, 5.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1206
FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE BOB BROWN To mark the 60th anniversary of Overland magazine, former Greens leader Bob Brown speaks with Overland editor Jeff Sparrow about the future of the green movement, the role of protest and demonstration and how Brown maintains faith in the future. Supported by Overland
Fri 22 Aug, 4pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Fri 22 Aug, 7pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1207
THE BLACK WAR
Uncover the questionable priorities and human consequences of Australia’s refugee policies with Salvation Army worker Mark Isaacs’
Tasmania’s little known Black War was our nation’s most intense frontier conﬂict, resulting in the death of close to 200 Britons and
1,000 Aboriginals. Nicholas Clements offers contrasting perspectives from both sides of this dark chapter in Australia’s history. Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3304
THE JOHN BUTTON ORATION FRED CHANEY A former federal politician who sits on the board of Reconciliation Australia and is the 2014 Senior Australian of the Year, Fred Chaney will explore the future for Indigenous reconciliation and the need for translating ideas into effective action. Supported by The Monthly and The John Button Foundation Sat 23 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3305
WA EXCEPTIONALISM Despite its reliance on the mining boom Perth still produces brilliant artists and writers. David WhishWilson, Geraldine Doogue and Shaun Tan discuss how WA’s combination of wealth and isolation inﬂuences arts and society. Sun 24 Aug, 10am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1401
PACIFIC HIGHWAYS Grifﬁth Review’s Paciﬁc Highways
edition showcases all things New Zealand, with poet and social commentator Leilani Tamu, and author and satirist Steve Braunias, looking beyond the myths. Plus thrilling performances by soprano Joanna Heslop and New Zealand’s ﬁnest classical guitarist Matthew Marshall. Supported by the New Zealand High Commission
Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1403
COLLECTED WORKS: INSIDE MUSEUMS & LIBRARIES Tim Fisher (State Library of Victoria), Molly Oldfield (The Secret Museum) and Michael Shirrefs (Radio National)
reveal what they have found in public and private collections. Presented as part of the world-ﬁrst exhibition Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage at the State Library. Chaired by Jo Ritale.
THE RISE AND FALL OF LABOR Greg Combet, former ACTU leader and Julia Gillard’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efﬁciency and Paul Kelly, a pillar of the Canberra Press gallery take us inside Labor governments between 2007 and 2013. Can Labor ﬁnd a way back after these turbulent years? Supported by MUP’s Sessions with Spine Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1706
Supported by the State Library of Victoria and Deakin University
CREATIVITY, CHILDHOOD & READING
Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm. State Library of Victoria. Price: $22/$19 Code: 5405
Founder of 826 Valencia, Dave Eggers and the man behind Footscray’s 100 Story Building, Lachlann Carter discuss the power of literacy to change young people’s lives and how their organisations are inspiring a generation of young people to develop a love of reading and writing.
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE GERALDINE DOOGUE Geraldine Doogue and Louise Adler discuss Women of Inﬂuence, Doogue’s
inquiry into how the beliefs and values of Australian women are changing, informed by candid and personal conversations with 14 of Australia’s most powerful women.
Supported by the Hart Line Fund and the U.S. Consulate General
Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1404
MEDIA MAKERS: LONGREADS
CROSSING CULTURES Cross-cultural communication is becoming increasingly important in today’s globalised world. Translator, writer and social commentator Linda Jaivin joins leading Chinese culture journalist Zhang Tian Pan and Doug Henrie (Amalgmations) to discuss culture in the context of Asia and the West.
Fri 29 Aug, 10am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1901
Matthew Ricketson, author of Telling Trues Stories, a guide to writing
narrative non-ﬁction joins true-crime writer Michaela McGuire (Last Bets) to unpack a form that represents either an evolution in feature writing or a new mode of storytelling within an ever-changing landscape. Fri 29 Aug, 10am. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4901
Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
THE AGENDA Bookings & info mwf.com.au #MWF14
WORDS & WAR Leading historians, writers and artists from Australia and abroad will mark the centenary of World War One in this series of powerful literary events that examine the underlying causes, catastrophic consequences and everlasting legacies of the ‘war to end all wars’.
MORRIS GLEITZMAN’S LOYAL CREATURES Beloved children’s author Morris Gleitzman will read from his latest novel Loyal Creatures and discuss the events that inspired this powerful story of a young man’s journey into the battles of World War One with his loyal steed Daisy. Suitable for children and families. Sat 23 Aug, 12pm. Shrine of Remembrance. Price: $22/$19/$10 Code: 6301
to a second global conﬂict that changed the face of the planet? Christopher Clark and Joan Beaumont explore the origins and impacts of World War One and question what historical lessons we have learned. Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre Sat 23 Aug, 3pm. Shrine of Remembrance. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6303
THE SLEEPWALKERS: HOW EUROPE WENT TO WAR In The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, historian and Cambridge professor, Christopher Clark provides a dramatic chronicle of the explosive beginnings of World War One and Europe’s descent into a war that tore the world apart. Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1402
THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
ON OFFENCE: THE POLITICS OF INDIGNATION
With his focus ﬁrmly on Australia, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist Philip Chubb gives a persuasive account of success and failure in climate change policies and of the strategies that leaders must use in future, as outlined in his new book Power Failure.
Taking offence has become more than an expression of annoyance – it’s now a form of political currency. In a provocative defence of reasoned debate, Richard King explores how the politics of offence and the art of indignation are poisoning public debate.
Fri 29 Aug, 10am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
MEDIA MAKERS: MEDIA DARLINGS Simon Crerar (Buzzfeed), Emily Wilson (The Guardian) and Barrie Barton (The Thousands) will take
part in a broad-ranging and diverse discussion about media in Australia and how a new spate of international online mastheads are changing our media landscape.
BLACK DIGGERS Theatre director Wesley Enoch shares the stories of Tom Wright’s critically acclaimed play Black Diggers, which exposes the untold heroism of Aboriginal men, banned from serving in the military, who hid their heritage to defend the British Commonwealth in its greatest time of need.
PASSING BELLS: WORLD WAR ONE POETRY The terrible grief of World War One gave rise to poetry of intense emotion and poignancy. Remembering the Great War poets, writers and performers read and reﬂect, curated by Overland editor Jeff Sparrow. With Simon Armitage, Maxine Beneba Clark,
Sat 23 Aug, 1.30pm. Shrine of Remembrance. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6302
Alison Croggon, First Dog on the Moon, Sian Prior, Mark Seymour, Sigrid Thornton and Richard Stubbs.
THE FIFTH ESTATE - A GREAT & LASTING TRAUMA Was World War One the beginning of globalisation or simply a precursor
Supported by Overland
In an age when information is king, and more accessible to more people than ever before, Civil libertarian Chris Berg, former intelligence analyst Daniel Flitton and Walkley winning journalist Rafael Epstein discuss contemporary espionage and the ongoing battle between personal privacy and sovereign security.
Sun 31 Aug, 2pm. St Michael’s Uniting Church. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6111
Fri 29 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1902
Fri 29 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Studio 1 Price: $22/$19 Code: 4902
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THE WAY WE WORK
ARTISTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The big challenges facing workplace reform include gender imbalances, age discrimination, skills shortages, and increasing levels of job ﬂexibility and subsequent insecurity. Join Gideon Haigh, Liz Temple and Peter Mares to discuss the latest Grifﬁth
Artist, performer, activist Michael Pulsford and writer Tom Doig discuss new ideas about artists and writers responses to environmental concerns. What can writers and artists do that makes a difference to or effectively highlight these problems?
Review, The Way We Work.
Fri 29 Aug, 4pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
Fri 29 Aug, 11.30am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3902
Fri 29 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1903
MEDIA MAKERS: FREEDOM FIGHTERS
MEDIA MAKERS: HOW IS THIS NEWS?
Mexico’s fearless campaigner against corruption Lydia Cacho, and Australian foreign correspondent Jill Jolliffe are true freedom ﬁghters. These two extraordinary activists discuss their personal pursuits of truth and justice in this Fifth Estate event hosted by award-winning anthropologist and broadcaster Sally Warhaft.
Buzzfeed’s Australian editor Simon Crerar and ABC’s political reporter Latika Bourke discuss the links
Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre
Fri 29 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4904
Fri 29 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4903
between social media and hard news. Is social media taking over the space once occupied by news - or does it bring readers, listeners and viewers closer to traditional forms of news?
PUSSY RIOT: A TRUE HISTORY
explore the science surrounding climate change, the effects of land clearing and agriculture, and their impact on the planet’s biodiversity and eventual survival.
Russian-American writer and LGBT activist, Masha Gessen draws parallels between her personal ﬁght against homophobia and the heroic story of feminist art collective Pussy Riot. Discover the challenges of life in Russia for queer activists who face blatant bigotry from the highest echelons of power.
Fri 29 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3903
Fri 29 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1904
THE SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction) and scientist Dr John Williams
MEDIA MAKERS: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT As the ABC’s South-East Asia Correspondent, Zoe Daniel combines one of the most dangerous jobs in the world with one of the most demanding - motherhood. Zoe provides a fascinating insight into SE Asia alongside her personal pursuit of a work-life balance. Fri 29 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4905
MWF AT M.A.D.E. MWF and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.), join forces to explore and celebrate Australian history and stories of resistance, rebellion and struggle. The two-day program brings together leading writers, historians and campaigners and builds upon M.A.D.E.’s exhibitions and collections. Supported by RACV Sat 23 & Sun 24 Aug. Visit mwf.com.au for full details
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Full program details are available for download on our website. Why not make a weekend of it and experience all Bendigo has to offer? For accommodation enquiries visit www.bendigotourism.com
FESTIVAL CALENDAR 11
THU 21 AUG TIME 5.30 PM 6.30 PM 9.30 PM
SESSION ACU Prize for Literature Helen Garner: Opening Night Address Chris Hadﬁeld: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life
VENUE ACU Melbourne Campus Melbourne Town Hall Melbourne Town Hall
BOOKING CODE N/A 1001 1002
STREAM Local Luminaries Highlights Highlights
FRI 22 AUG TIME 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 11 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 12 PM 12 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 5.30 PM 5.30 PM 6.00 PM 6.45 PM
SESSION Dylan Thomas 100: Contemporary Welsh Literature Imma Monsó: In Conversation The Morning Read Words That Heal Limits of Storytelling Book Passage: Travel Writing Masterclass AIDS is Dead! Long Live HIV! City to City: Shanghai Historians at Work Molly Oldﬁeld: Secret Museum Illustrator in Residence: Elise Hurst Seminar: Sound Stories Gerald Murnane: In Conversation Indigenous Writing Now Malcolm Fraser & Bob Carr: In Conversation Selﬁe Culture City to City: Jakarta John A Scott: In Conversation Rupert Thomson: In Conversation Seminar: Writing About TV What I Learned About Love From Reading Book Passage: Immersion Travel Writing Seminar FameLab Remixed Hannah Kent: In Conversation NoViolet Bulawayo: In Conversation Seeking Asylum Book Launch: Surviving Peace The Alan Missen Oration: Michael Kirby Reading on the Road The Book Club
VENUE Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Festival Club at Optic ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI Studio 1 The Wheeler Centre ACMI Studio 1 ACMI The Cube ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square Atrium, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1 ACMI The Cube ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre ACMI The Cube ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ABC, Elsternwick
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STREAM Music & Performance World Literature World Literature Local Luminaries World Literature Industry Insights The Agenda Food, Wine & Travel World Literature Art, Design & Innovation Children & Families Industry Insights Local Luminaries Local Luminaries The Agenda The Agenda Food, Wine & Travel Local Luminaries World Literature Industry Insights World Literature Industry Insights The Agenda Local Luminaries World Literature The Agenda Local Luminaries The Agenda Food, Wine & Travel Music & Performance
7 PM 7 PM
Bob Brown: Fighting for the Future Castaway with Emily Nussbaum
Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1
The Agenda Art, Design & Innovation
SAT 23 AUG TIME 9 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10.30 AM 11 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM
SESSION Coffee & Papers Bark! Bark! Bark! A Treehouse Exhibition Book Passage: Morning Session David Astle: Cryptic Crossword Masterclass Global Short Stories Meg Wolitzer: The Interestings Strange Territory The Morning Read Tiddas Walk: Street Art Tour Walk: Excercising Philosophy Alphabet City Melbourne Sally Rippin at The Little Library Erri De Luca: In Conversation Modern Love Ruth Reichl: Delicious! Voice: Language in Literature
VENUE Festival Club at Optic ArtPlay The Wheeler Centre NGV Australia ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Cinema 1 Festival Club at Optic ACMI Studio 1 MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square The School of Life ArtPlay The Little Library ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube
BOOKING CODE 9308 N/A 7301 9303 N/A 1301 3301 N/A 4301 9391 9394 5301 N/A 4302 3302 1302 N/A
STREAM Connect & Explore Children & Families Industry Insights Local Luminaries World Literature World Literature World Literature World Literature World Literature Connect & Explore Connect & Explore Children & Families Children & Families World Literature World Literature World Literature World Literature
David Syme: Man of the Age Win a private dinner with author and editor-in-chief A legend in his lifetime, David Syme is regarded as ‘the most influential journalist in Victorian history’. To celebrate the book launch of David Syme: Man of the Age, one lucky subscriber and guest will win a tour of The Age’s newsroom with editor-in-chief Andrew Holden on August 11. Then enjoy a private dinner with Holden, David Syme author Elizabeth Morrison, and their guests. The winner will also receive an invite to attend the official book launch on August 12.
To enter visit theage.com.au/mybenefits
FESTIVAL CALENDAR Bookings & info mwf.com.au #MWF14
SAT 23 AUG TIME 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.45 AM 12 PM 12 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1.30 PM 1.30 PM 1.30 PM 2 PM 2 PM 2 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30PM 3 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 5.30 PM 5.30 PM 5.30 PM 7 PM 7 PM 7.30 PM
SESSION Walk: Melbourne Through Writers’ Eyes Oslo Davis: Drawing the Joke How to Draw a Dinosaur Illustrator in Residence: Mandy Ord Morris Gleitzman’s Loyal Creatures Australian Centre Awards Ben Watt: In Conversation Colette’s France Crowdsourced Criticism Drawing Adventure Sophie Cunningham: Cyclone Tracy Walk: Melbourne Dreaming Paperback Riders Walk: Page Not Found Words & War: Black Diggers Book Passage: Afternoon Session Masterclass: Food Writing Local Libraries: Prahan Australian Art: A History City to City: Beijing Paddy O’Reilly: In Conversation Sound is the New Story The Black War Writing to the Maxx Local Libraries: Docklands Words & War: The Fifth Estate - A Great & Lasting Trauma Contemporary Spanish Literature Reading Fashion Read Aloud! Sonnet-A-Thon The John Button Oration: Fred Chaney Book Launch: Verandah Talking Points: How TV Got Great Book Launch: Small Press Network Shakespeare’s Secret The Radio Hour A Little History: Photographing Nick Cave
VENUE MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square NGV Australia ArtPlay Atrium, Fed Square Shrine of Remembrance ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square NGV Australia ACMI Studio 1 ArtPlay ACMI Cinema 1 MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Footscray Community Arts Centre City Gallery Shrine of Remembrance The Wheeler Centre The Wheeler Centre Prahan Library NGV Australia ACMI The Cube ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Cinema 1 ArtPlay Library at the Dock Shrine of Remembrance ACMI Studio 1 NGV Australia Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square Festival Club at Optic Bella Union, Trades Hall Iwaki Auditorium Deakin Edge, Fed Square
BOOKING CODE 9392 9304 5302 N/A 6301 N/A 1303 9305 4303 5303 3303 9393 6306 9395 6302 7302 7303 6307 9306 N/A 4304 1304 3304 5304 N/A 6303 4305 9307 1305 N/A 3305 N/A 1306 N/A 6304 6305 1307
STREAM Connect & Explore Art, Design & Innovation Children & Families Children & Families Children & Families Local Luminaries World Literature World Literature Food, Wine & Travel Children & Families Local Luminaries Connect & Explore Food, Wine & Travel Connect & Explore The Agenda Industry Insights Industry Insights Local Luminaries Art, Design & Innovation Food, Wine & Travel Local Luminaries Art, Design & Innovation The Agenda Children & Families Local Luminaries The Agenda World Literature Art, Design & Innovation Children & Families World Literature The Agenda Local Luminaries The Agenda Local Luminaries Music & Performance Music & Performance Art, Design & Innovation
SUN 24 AUG TIME 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10.15 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM
SESSION City to City: Singapore Great Journeys: Mongolia to Hungary Nick Earls: In Conversation Poets Without Borders The Morning Read WA Exceptionalism Walk: Street Art Tour Alphabet City Melbourne Book Launch: Carrots and Jaffas Gallery in a Day Great Journeys: Indonesia Mothers Grimm Seminar: Blog to Book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War Walk: Melbourne Through Writers’ Eyes Writing China
VENUE ACMI The Cube NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI Studio 1 Festival Club at Optic Deakin Edge, Fed Square MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square ArtPlay ACMI The Cube ArtPlay NGV Australia ACMI Studio 1 The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square ACMI Cinema 1
BOOKING CODE N/A 9403 3401 4401 N/A 1401 9491 5401 N/A 5402 9404 4402 7401 1402 9492 3402
STREAM Food, Wine & Travel Food, Wine & Travel World Literature World Literature World Literature The Agenda Connect & Explore Children & Families Local Luminaries Children & Families Food, Wine & Travel World Literature Industry Insights The Agenda Connect & Explore World Literature
Win tickets to see Andrea Bocelli Enjoy his concert then meet him afterwards With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who has forged a career spanning almost 20 years. Exclusive to subscribers one lucky winner will win a unique experience to see Andrea Bocelli in concert on September 21, with the special opportunity to meet him afterwards. This prize also includes accommodation at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto Hotel.
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SUN 24 AUG TIME 12 PM 12 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1.30 PM 1.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 5.30 PM 6.30 PM 7 PM
SESSION Illustrator in Residence: Anna Walker Seminar: Self-publishing Blueprint Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything Gallery in a Day Great Journeys: Mountains Lad Lit Paciﬁc Highways Ride: Pedal-Powered Essay Seminar: Breaking into Romance Three Poets Walk: Melbourne Dreaming Soﬁtel Salon Walk: Bohemian Melbourne Book Launch: Lupa and Lambda Collected Works: Inside Museums & Libraries Gallery in a Day Geraldine Doogue: Women of Inﬂuence Great Journeys: London to China by Bike Talking Points for Kids Tony Birch: In Conversation Writers Across Borders Crossing Cultures Dylan Thomas 100: In Chapters Great Journeys: Sailing around the World Isobelle Carmody: In Conversation Rupert Thomson & Ben Watt: Family Talking Points: Understanding Indonesia Microﬁctions Funemployed Thinking & Drinking: How to Dine
VENUE Atrium, Fed Square Performance Space, Wheeler Centre ACMI Cinema 1 ArtPlay NGV Australia ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ACMI The Cube MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Soﬁtel Melbourne on Collins MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square ACMI The Cube State Library of Victoria ArtPlay Deakin Edge, Fed Square NGV Australia ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre ACMI The Cube Bella Union, Trades Hall NGV Australia ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square Moon Under Water, Builders Arms Hotel
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MON 25 AUG TIME 6.30 PM 7.30 PM
SESSION Thinking & Drinking: Australian Fine Dining Do You Remember the First Time?
VENUE Duke of Wellington The Toff in Town
BOOKING CODE 6505 6504
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TUE 26 AUG TIME 6 PM 6.30 PM 7 PM
SESSION Talking Points: Bigotry in Australia Thinking & Drinking: Food Fundamentals Oversharers Anonymous
VENUE Deakin Edge, Fed Square Duke of Wellington The Toff in Town
BOOKING CODE 1605 6605 6604
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WED 27 AUG TIME 12.00 PM 6 PM 6 PM 6.30 PM 6.30 PM 7 PM 7 PM 7.30 PM 7.30 PM
SESSION Poetic License Joan London: In Conversation Talking Points: The Political Party Machine Local Libraries: St Kilda Thinking & Drinking: Food Ethics Local Libraries: Caroline Springs The Rabble: Deathly/Death/Dead Sonya Hartnett: In Conversation The Rise and Fall of Labor
VENUE Footscray Community Arts Centre The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square St Kilda Public Library Duke of Wellington Caroline Springs Civic Centre Library Merlyn Theatre The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square
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THU 28 AUG TIME 6 PM 6.30 PM 6.30 PM 8 PM 8.30 PM
SESSION Poetic License Sir Salman Rushdie: Freedom to Write Local Libraries: St Kilda Poetic License Maria Popova: Brain Pickings
VENUE Footscray Community Arts Centre Dallas Brooks Centre St Kilda Public Library Footscray Community Arts Centre Dallas Brooks Centre
BOOKING CODE 0801 6804 N/A 0802 6805
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FRI 29 AUG 14 TIME 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 11.30 AM 12 PM 12.30 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM 2.30 PM
SESSION Creativity, Childhood & Reading McSweeney’s Masterclass Media Makers: Longreads Philip Hensher: Handwriting The Morning Read The Politics of Climate Change Walk: Street Art Tour First Flight: Debut Novelists Media Makers: Media Darlings Modern Spying On Offence: The Politics of Indignation Walk: Bohemian Melbourne Illustrator in Residence: Miranda Burton An Audience with Sir Salman Rushdie Media Makers: Freedom Fighters The Science of Survival The Way We Work What I Learned About Sex From Reading The Rereaders Media Makers: How Is This News? Pussy Riot: A True History
VENUE Deakin Edge, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 Festival Club at Optic ACMI The Cube MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square ACMI The Cube ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Cinema 1 MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Atrium, Fed Square Soﬁtel Melbourne on Collins ACMI Studio 1 ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube ACMI The Cube ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square
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FRI 29 AUG TIME 2.30 PM 3 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 5.30 PM 5.30 PM 6 PM 6 PM 6.30 PM 7.30 PM 8 PM
SESSION Why I Read Masterclass: Writing Wicked Characters Artists for the Environment Book Launch: The Big Issue Fiction Edition - Take Me Away Limits of Fiction Media Makers: Foreign Correspondent Human Rights in Australia Book Launch: When The Night Comes Talking Points: The Sixth Extinction Independent Women Poetic License Ragip Zarakolu: In Conversation Place Hacking the City Poetic License
VENUE ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre ACMI The Cube Festival Club at Optic ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Footscray Community Arts Centre The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square Footscray Community Arts Centre
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SESSION Coffee & Papers Illustrated Talk: Mr Chicken Kim Williams: In Conversation Pathways to Publication Sh*t Asian Mothers Say The Morning Read The Philosopher in Public Walk: Street Art Tour What is Freedom? G(irls)20: Economic Freedoms Oslo Davis at The Little Library Book Launch: Verge 2014 Illustrated Talk: Self Portrait as Your Traitor License to Thrill Philip Hensher: In Conversation The Critic in Public Walk: Bohemian Melbourne Walk: Melbourne Dreaming Illustrator in Residence: Squishface Studios Book Factory Book Launch: The Family Men Ride: Pedal-Powered Essay Sian Prior: Shy Slavery Inc. Illustrated Talk: The Garden at Stoneﬁeld Cabinet Diaries Independent Publishing: Where Next? Walk: Page Not Found Seminar: Writing for Children Masterclass: Poetry Design Matters Favel Parrett: In Conversation Future Voices Illustrated Talk: Dress, Memory Willy Vlautin: In Conversation Meet McSweeney’s Alissa Nutting: In Conversation Australian Gothic Cinema Illustrated Talk: Pulp Fiction The Economics of Enough Right Now Forum: Freedom Book Launch: Australian Book Review Talking Points: Putin’s Russia Book Launch: Flashing the Square Queer Literary Salon The Stella Lecture: Clare Wright
VENUE Festival Club at Optic NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre ACMI The Cube Festival Club at Optic ACMI Studio 1 MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Deakin Edge, Fed Square Queen Victoria Women’s Centre The Little Library ACMI The Cube NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1 MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Atrium, Fed Square ArtPlay ACMI The Cube MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1 Deakin Edge, Fed Square NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre City Gallery The Wheeler Centre The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1 ACMI The Cube NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 The Wheeler Centre Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI Studio 1 NGV Australia ACMI Cinema 1 ACMI The Cube ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube The Toff in Town Deakin Edge, Fed Square
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SESSION Lesbian for a Year Memory Makes Us The Morning Read Understanding Addiction Book Launch: The Empty Jar Simon Armitage: Walking Home Amazing Babes Book Factory Book Launch: The Code of the Apocalypse Lit Hop True Crime Passing Bells: World War One Poetry Tara Moss: The Fictional Woman The World to Come Luke Harding: The Snowden Files Dave Eggers: Closing Night Address Closing Party
VENUE ACMI The Cube Atrium, Fed Square Festival Club at Optic Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square The Wheeler Centre ArtPlay ACMI The Cube MWF Box Ofﬁce, Fed Square Deakin Edge, Fed Square St Michael’s Uniting Church Deakin Edge, Fed Square ACMI The Cube Deakin Edge, Fed Square Deakin Edge, Fed Square The Toff in Town
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THE AGENDA 15
HUMAN RIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will explore how common law and social mores form the basis of Australia’s human rights record and outline how he thinks we can most successfully advance the full realisation of human rights in Australia today.
IN CONVERSATION KIM WILLIAMS
SLAVERY INC. Fearless Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho has dedicated her career to exposing corruption, injustice and human rights violations. In her exceptional work of investigative reporting, Slavery Inc., Cacho exposes the shocking reality of human trafﬁcking, its global networks and sinister secrets.
Fri 29 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1905
Kim Williams has made an extraordinary contribution to Australia through leadership roles in the arts, music and media. His book Life Lessons: How to Avoid Becoming a Curmudgeon offers a unique perspective on what it takes to make it in business and the arts in Australia.
Supported by Humanities 21
Supported by the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Author of The Fictional Woman, Tara Moss discusses what it means to be a woman, a mother, or a leader and what independence has got to do with it. Larke Reimer, Head of Women’s Banking at Westpac brings a ﬁnancial perspective to the quest for female independence.
Sat 30 Aug, 10am. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3101
Sat 30 Aug, 1pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1103
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
THE ECONOMICS OF ENOUGH
Explore the meaning of freedom and its opposite with Helen Szoke (Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive and a former Human Rights Commissioner); Ragip Zarakolu (Turkish activist imprisoned for speaking about the Armenian genocide), and Iranian-born Australian poet Ali Alizadeh.
Why do some people give readily, while others remain focused on personal economic wellbeing? In a society that promotes wants over needs, Genevieve Timmons (Philanthropy Australia council member and author) and David Bassau (2008 Australian Philanthropist of the Year) explore the issues and how you can contribute.
Fri 29 Aug, 6pm. Queen Victoria Womens Centre. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6902
PLACE HACKING THE CITY Travelling the world as an archaeologist, social and cultural geographer Bradley Garrett takes audiences on an urban exploration that combines philosophy, politics and adventure to reveal some of the awe-inspiring and downright scary places hidden under our noses in the world’s sprawling metropolises. Fri 29 Aug, 7.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1907
Sat 30 Aug, 10am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1101
G(IRLS)20: ECONOMIC FREEDOMS Social entrepreneur Farah Mohamed created the G(irls)20 Summit to provide a parallel opportunity for women to discuss the topics under consideration at the G20. Farah will provide a global and Australian perspective on economic freedom for women. Sat 30 Aug, 11am. Queen Victoria Womens Centre. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6103
Sat 30 Aug, 4pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3105
RIGHT NOW FORUM: FREEDOM Right Now and MWF are interested in hearing what freedom means to you. How is freedom understood and experienced differently by Melbourne’s diverse citizens? All Melburnians are invited to join the conversation in this open and interactive forum.
TALKING POINTS Talking Points are the current affairs topics that generate the headlines and opinion pieces of the day’s news and social media forums. Head to mwf.com.au to join in the conversation after each event.
HOW TV GOT GREAT
BIGOTRY IN AUSTRALIA
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION
Television critics Emily Nussbaum (The New Yorker) and Melinda Houston (Fairfax) discuss the rise and rise of long form television and explore whether TV, with its exceptional writers, represents a new manifestation of the novel - to be experienced in chapters or binge-watched like an airport thriller.
Writer and lawyer Alice Pung unravels the meaning of the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act in an informative and understandable presentation that will allow ordinary Australians to participate fully in the discussion and debate on the divisive issue of bigotry in Australia. With Maxine
Supported by Monash University
Tue 26 Aug, 6pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1605
Renowned thinker on climate change and staff writer for The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert’s latest book The Sixth Extinction urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human as we face the reality of the most devastating mass extinction since dinosaurs walked the planet. With Australian Conservation Foundation’s Kelly O’Shanassy.
Sat 23 Aug, 5.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1306
THE POLITICAL PARTY MACHINE UNDERSTANDING INDONESIA Is the Western view of corruption in Indonesia a distortion of the reality? Writer Elizabeth Pisani believes that it is. Many ﬁnger-wagging Westerners underestimate the importance of patronage in maintaining stability and national unity, she argues. With Indonesian writer Ahmad Fuadi. Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1406
How political parties campaign tells us a lot about how we operate as a society, Stephen Mills believes. Mills goes inside the party machines, meeting those who create the messages, hone strategies and raise the money. What really happens on the way to the ballot box? With writer James Button. Wed 27 Aug, 6pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1705
Supported by the Australian Conservation Foundation Fri 29 Aug, 5.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1906
PUTIN’S RUSSIA Masha Gessen is a leading Russian journalist and the author of The Man Without A Face: The unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin. Gessen considers
just how far Vladimir Putin may go to restore or extend the Russian empire. With ABC former Moscow correspondent Norman Hermant. Supported by Monash University Sat 30 Aug, 5.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1106
Sat 30 Aug, 4pm. ACMI The Cube. FREE
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LESBIAN FOR A YEAR
With the publication of his diaries from 1984-1986, former Foreign Minister and Attorney General Gareth Evans unveils the secrets of the highly successful Hawke-Keating government: the personalities, conﬂicts and crisis.
At age 30, Brooke Hemphill had sex with a woman for the ﬁrst time, a one-night stand that sparked a year-long adventure of sexual selfdiscovery. Brooke shares her hilarious insights into the contemporary dating scene and the story behind her new book Lesbian for a Year.
Supported by MUP’s Sessions with Spine Sat 30 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3103
THE STELLA LECTURE CLARE WRIGHT This year’s Stella Prize winner Clare Wright (The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka)
reﬂects on the nature of historical memory: how we remember, what we choose to forget and who pays the civic and psychic costs of our national forgetfulness. Sat 30 Aug, 7.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1107
Sun 31 Aug, 10am. ACMI The Cube. FREE
UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION To mark International Overdose Awareness Day our distinguished panel will discuss the complex issue of drug and alcohol abuse and how we need to diminish the guilt and shame associated with these activities if we are to address the serious issues of health and prevention. With SJ Finn, Christine Nixon and Kate Holden.
THE FICTIONAL WOMAN TARA MOSS Tara Moss has worn numerous
labels including author, gold-digger, human rights activist, model, dumb blonde and feminist. In her new book The Fictional Woman, Tara reveals the facts behind her personal journey and challenges common ﬁctions about contemporary women. Sun 31 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1114
THE SNOWDEN FILES LUKE HARDING
Supported by the Salvation Army Crisis Services
Edward Snowden blew the cover on America’s intelligence networks when he revealed the mass of personal data gathering by the National Security Agency. The Guardian correspondent Luke Harding shares the inside account of Snowden’s real-life spy thriller and what it means to the future of personal privacy.
Sun 31 Aug, 10am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1111
Sun 31 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1115
ART, DESIGN & INNOVATION Whether it’s fashion or furniture, a font or a frame, art and design are as ubiquitous as smart phones and headphones, bloggers and beards. MWF explores a new modality of stories from creation to sharing, and the gamut of visual expression from pop culture to ﬁne art. Bleddyn Butcher unveils a stunning photographic history of Nick Cave; we investigate the true origins of early 20th century fashion; and Sasha Grishin takes us inside his monumental Australian Art: A History. Illustrator and writer Leigh Hobbs, design maven Debbie Millman and Melbourne’s own Oslo Davis host Illustrated Talks, The New Yorker’s television critic Emily Nussbaum wonders if TV is the new novel, while radio host and podcaster Benjamen Walker examines the power of aural storytelling in a digital age.
ILLUSTRATOR IN RESIDENCE Daily three-hour sessions where some of the world’s leading illustrators work live from 12pm in the Fed Square Atrium. Elise Hurst, Fri 22 Aug
Mirranda Burton, Fri 29 Aug
Mandy Ord, Sat 23 Aug
Squishface Studios, Sat 30 Aug
Anna Walker, Sun 24 Aug
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SECRET MUSEUM MOLLY OLDFIELD
DRAWING THE JOKE OSLO DAVIS
Writer and researcher for Stephen Fry’s QI, Molly Oldfield reveals the hidden secrets of the museums and galleries, archives and private collections that hold the answers to the obscure, the intriguing and the quite interesting questions asked on the show.
Iconic cartoonist for The Age, Oslo Davis invites you to share in the joke – drawn live in front of the audience and inspired by your input. Gain an insight into the man behind Melbhattan, Libraryland and your favourite newspaper cartoons and illustrations.
Supported by Deakin University
Sat 23 Aug, 11.30am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9304
Fri 22 Aug, 11.30am. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1202
CASTAWAY WITH EMILY NUSSBAUM Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker and is known
globally as one of the preeminent pop culture observers writing today. Join her as she reveals the personal stories behind her ﬁve all time favourite episodes of television. Presented by ACMI and Melbourne Writers Festival Fri 22 Aug, 7pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $15/$12 Code: 2401
AUSTRALIAN ART: A HISTORY Based on a passionate lifetime commitment, art historian, critic and curator Sasha Grishin’s new book Australian Art: A History chronicles the journey from ancient Aboriginal rock art and early colonial landscapes, through to modernism, the notorious Heide circle, modern Indigenous art and contemporary visual expression. Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9306
SOUND IS THE NEW STORY Aural storytelling via blogs and podcasts has become one of the dominant forms of reportage and storytelling in the digital age. Broadcasters and podcasters Benjamen Walker (USA), Jessica Borrelle and Miyuki Jokiranta discuss the growing reach and powerful impact of ‘sound stories’.
READING FASHION Fakes and forgeries, poisonous dyes, concealed clues, mysterious marks and missing persons, NGV exhibition Fashion Detective looks to the collection as a body of ‘material’ evidence and examines how forensics and ﬁctions can tell us something about the object and what might have been. Sat 23 Aug, 4pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9307
A LITTLE HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHING NICK CAVE Photographer Bleddyn Butcher has documented the career of legendary musician Nick Cave for more than 35 years. In a Festival exclusive, Butcher will unveil his book of photographs of Cave and offer an intimate insight into the creative world of an incomparable Australian icon.
EXHIBITION: PAGE NOT FOUND
American brand strategist and leading podcaster Debbie Millman (Design Matters) and Stuart Harrison (3RRR’s The Architects) discuss the prevalence of design in our daily lives, and how and why we share our experiences of design with each other.
The names and addresses of all Melbourne’s residents in one fat book, published annually. Sands & McDougall’s famous Melbourne Directory (1857-1974) is explored by writer Andrew Stephens and illustrator Oslo Davis in Page Not Found, an exhibition revealing how these volumes record Melbourne’s lost past, people and social geography.
What happens when the ﬁrst and last sentences of favourite books are explored through an installation of text, drawing, printmaking and animation?
Sat 30 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1104
Daily. City Gallery. FREE
Supported by 3RRR 102.7FM Sat 23 Aug, 7.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1307
BENJAMEN WALKER'S THEORY OF EVERYTHING Part of PRX’s Radiotopia, Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything
combines drama, essay and interview to create a new kind of audio experience. Meet the man behind the podcast that has covered everything from meditation to Guantanamo Bay. Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Cinema 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 3403
Helen Kocis Edwards, Andrej Kocis and Rebecca Young invite you to the
No Vacancy Gallery during to create another chapter in the journey of your much-loved books. Thu 21 - Sun 31 Aug. No Vacancy Gallery. FREE
THE GARDEN AT STONEFIELD
Writer and illustrator Leigh Hobbs is best known as the creator of memorable characters Old Tom, Fiona the Pig and Mr Chicken. He traces his journey from Old Tom’s debut in 1994 to his latest book, Mr Chicken Lands
A craftsman with an artist’s eye, Paul Bangay does his writing in the earth
A cinephile, pulp scholar and lover of all things noir, Andrew Nette will take audiences on a tour of Australia’s lost world of pulp paperback publishing and reveal the highlights from his extensive collection from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
on London. Sat 30 Aug, 10am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9103
SELF-PORTRAIT AS YOUR TRAITOR
Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1304
and in the air, using water and soil for his ink and paper. He discusses Stoneﬁeld – the extraordinary home and gardens he created near Daylesford – with ABC breakfast announcer Hilary Harper. Sat 30 Aug, 1pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9105
Artist Debbie Millman (USA) shares her magniﬁcent new collection of handlettered poems and illustrated essays captured in Self-Portrait as your Traitor. The multi-talented writer and host of radio show Design Matters, Debbie’s beautiful works are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir.
Sat 30 Aug, 11.30am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9104
Sat 30 Aug, 2.30pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9106
Inspired by her charming coming of age memoir Dress, Memory, Lorelei Vashti takes us on an illustrated walk down memory lane, through a decade of growing up, collecting dresses, and trying things on until you ﬁnd the perfect ﬁt.
Sat 30 Aug, 4pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9107
PUBLISHERS OF PRINT, PRINT-ON-DEMAND AND eBOOK TITLES The Code of the ApocalypseDr Martin Cole
SID HARTA PUBLISHERS proudly announces the release of the following titles:
21st December 2012 came and went. Apparently, the world had survived the foretold Apocalypse. But what really happened on that fateful day? Join an epic adventure to exotic places to learn the secret of the ancient prophecy hidden within Mayan hieroglyphic inscriptions, that powerful forces with alien technology planned to exploit during the foretold worldwide catastrophe. Then discover the ongoing repercussions that will introduce the next book in this epic trilogy. Well known to readers of The CODE of the PHARAOH, Joanne, Soﬁa, Alan and Charles bring their wide range of skills and strengths to bear in solving ancient riddles, secretly encoded within obscure texts and carvings. The CODE of the APOCALYPSE is an illustrated mystery adventure thriller inspired by scientiﬁc and historical facts.
An inventive and exciting storyline keeps you on your toes — John Morrow A rattling good and highly entertaining yarn — Dr Chris McLeod Exciting story with mysterious overtones — Doug Jones Loved the book, couldn’t put in down — Robert Osborne
Dual CarriagewayJohn Considine
The Code of the PharaohDr Martin Cole
Shane Willing has an identical twin brother, Barry. Why is it that Barry’s life is not dogged by the same crippling misfortune as his twin’s? But then, perhaps it is… Dual Carriageway is a study of the unique relationships between twins – the implicit awareness, the shared chemistry and… the peculiar differences. But it is also a story of self-discovery; a tale of struggle against the mystical forces which would, seemingly, intervene to promote chaos and hazard. Poor Shane. Is his future to be determined by the Agents of Fortune? Or by his duplicate DNA? Is the life of one clone mirrored by its efﬁgy? Or can a pathway of self-determination be found – even for the hapless and the hopeless?
Archaeologists stumble upon an Egyptian hieroglyphic code that leads them around the world in a race to decipher many obscure clues, on their quest to ﬁnd the lost secret of an ancient machine that could grant immortality. A wealthy inventor is determined to keep the secret for himself and will stop at nothing to force their cooperation, to help re-create a fully working machine. Find out what happens when this ancient design is ﬁnally re-energised! The CODE of the PHARAOH is a mystery adventure inspired by scientiﬁc and historical facts, set in present day with ﬂashbacks to ancient times. ‘A very exciting read.’ — EmProf Murray Gillin ‘Captivating – a ﬁne piece of literature.’ — Dr Brian Lloyd
When Tears Ran DryVivian Waring
My Innermost ThoughtsLorna Ramirez
In the mid-sixties Therrie receives a letter from an unknown soldier serving overseas. Falling hopelessly in love, she is catapulted on a course of love and adventure, unprepared for heartache and pain long after the Vietnam War is over. Plagued by heartbreaking memories, Therrie travels to South-East Asia where she is confronted with the past she is trying to ﬂee. Accompanied by Veterans who are battling their own demons, Therrie ventures into the steamy jungles of Vietnam that hold dark secrets of battle in the aftermath of war. When Therrie learns of the heartbreaking betrayal that altered her life, she ﬂees into war-torn Cambodia where she ﬁnds peace amongst the young survivors and learns to love again.
Lorna Ramirez wrote this book so she could share her wisdoms with others. She has been an observer of human behaviour and emotions and has built up her own personal philosophies throughout her life. This book is a collection of her strong beliefs and convictions and offers encouragement and enlightenment to others who may be lost and confused or be looking for some positive advice and assistance. Lorna Ramirez is a woman of strong beliefs in her faith and advocates believing in oneself, perseverance when times are difﬁcult and living in the present. These original poems and wise sayings will be enjoyed by readers young and old, from any walks of life, for their simplicity and beauty.
Golden Raub: William’s StoryVictor Bibby
A Commissioning in AmmoniaR.B. Ward
Unmarked and forgotten graves, an old pickle jar, a stamp shoe worn to a slipper, abandoned mines in Victoria and remotest Queensland, ﬂoods and rebellion. All are stops and clues along the way as Victor Bibby treads in the footsteps of a gold mining pioneer to discover long-lost relatives and the truths about his own family. Bringing alive an historical account of life on the goldﬁelds and events that made colonial history. A fascinating tale of a toolmaker from industrial England who created a new life in Australia as an engineer, innovator and gold miner before struggling against the odds to ﬁnd fame and fortune as a mining pioneer in the Malayan jungle.
Continues the adventure… Which began as getting a project approved. And then building an ammonia-based fertilizer factory. There’s keeping the Head Ofﬁce satisﬁed. And controlling a group of smart people at several levels. Plus covering what government regulations require. Then getting the factory built is not the end of the job. After that there’s commissioning, making it work. And all the odds and ends of left-over details to be completed, including making the contractor ﬁnishes what he’s paid to do. And then there’s company accounts to be signed off. After all that we hope we have a reasonably happy “working family”. Because people are an essential part of running a business. So although this is about engineering and management, it’s a story about people.
The Black SheepRay Burt
The Great TrialEstelle Harris
From childhood to the present, the author of The Black Sheep — the autobiography of a paraplegic details the events leading towards his motorbike accident that resulted in his becoming a paraplegic, how his life dramatically changed and how he has dealt with it ever since. Being the Black Sheep in his family the author is always ﬁghting his father for the right to live his life his own way. He also encounters the same battle when admitted to various hospitals to help him recover from his accident and deal with the new situation he ﬁnds himself in.
Life-changing experiences are not new to Estelle Harris. Born in England, she would come to Australia out of obligation to her family, and spend years struggling to carve out a life of her own. All the while her parents would discredit her very existence – referring to her as nothing more than a ‘Great Trial’. Told in raw and honest language, The Great Trial is Estelle’s story, and her attempt to come to terms with the great trials of her own life. But most importantly it’s a story about the realisation of hope, after a lifetime of pursuit. This memoir reﬂects the sins of the parents which are unfortunately passed on to their luckless children. However, Estelle’s life reﬂects her bravery, determination and hopefulness to encourage all of us to strive to enjoy the positive things in life. — Chris McGuigan, Kensington Review
Andromeda CallingRaymond J. Burt An in-depth study into the mind of an alien crewmember. A look at time and space of several aliens and how they react to human beings; their idea or hypothesis about our lives, our everyday thoughts and modern society. An expose into the life of these beings, tragically cut short and misrepresented by their fears of us doing away with ourselves. We have a choice to make!
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Riveting stuff from a gifted writer – Wendy O’Hanlon
he Melbourne-based Sid Harta Team appreciates that it is a brave step to hand over one’s precious work to a stranger. Our editors bear this in mind with an assessment that is sensitive while critical, encouraging, and realistic.
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The Rainbow Snail Robyn Neil The story of an ordinary snail who ﬁnds out he’s not so ordinary after all. This sparkling story will give all young children the conﬁdence to believe that they can be clever and special in their own unique way. A perfect ﬁrst book and a delightful gift from grandparents to grandchildren.
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FOOD, WINE & TRAVEL 18
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Regular reading, ﬁne wine, delicious food and adventurous travel are some of life’s essential ingredients. Explore the world from the Festival with visiting gastronomes and globetrotters. Contemporary connoisseurs will delight in a smorgasbord of Thinking & Drinking sessions, gastronomic gatherings and cross cultural adventures when celebrated food critic Ruth Reichl takes audiences to foodie heaven, mountaineer Andrew Lock, adventurer Tim Cope, and broadcaster and epic cyclist Emma Ayres guide us on Great Journeys. And a new wave of writers from Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore connect Melbourne to Asia in City to City.
CITY TO CITY Discover the cultural and social intricacies of our Asian neighbours as we gain a local’s perspective of the diverse, bustling and literary cities of Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and Jakarta – as seen through the eyes of its writers. At ACMI The Cube. Shanghai, Fri 22 Aug, 11.30am Jakarta, Fri 22 Aug, 2.30pm Beijing, Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm Singapore, Sun 24 Aug, 10am Supported by Latrobe University and Marco Polo Festival
WINTER WINE WEEKEND IN THE GRAMPIANS An exclusive literary weekend getaway with a focus on gorgeous gardens, good food, great wine and thought-provoking conversations. Join local and international writers and experts including Professor Allen Grieco and Andrea Frost for a weekend of intimate events at Mount Langi Ghiran and The Royal Mail Hotel. Sat 9 & Sun 10 Aug. Accommodation packages available, bookings essential. Visit mwf.com.au for full details
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READING ON THE ROAD Founder of Lonely Planet Tony Wheeler joins legendary travel writer Don George to discuss the pleasures of reading travel books. Discover their favourite travel writers and books and how reading has shaped the journeys of two of the best-travelled men on the planet. Fri 22 Aug, 6pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $22/$19 Code: 7203
MWF ON THE ROAD: AIREYS INLET Celebrate globe-trotting and wanderlust in a weekend of talks and workshops with our very best travel writers. Meet, learn from and be inspired by Robyn Davidson, Tim Cope, Ailsa Piper, Julietta Jamseson, Sue Gough Henly, Laura Jean McKay and Andrew Nette. Fri 22
& Sat 23 Aug. Bookings essential. Visit mwf.com.au for full details
CROWDSOURCED CRITICISM Food writing has undergone a massive community-driven revolution in recent years. What does it mean for writers, readers, restaurateurs and diners? Blogger Lorraine Elliott (NotQuiteNigella.com), Yelp’s Tresna Lee and food writer Dani Valent discuss the new dynamics of food criticism. Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19 Code: 4303
PAPERBACK RIDERS Come for a bike ride with writers and riders Greg Foyster, Tom Doig, Emma Ayres, Ianto Ware and your host Hilary Harper as they head to a series of illustrated talks combining their passion for the road with creative pursuits including piano, viola and writing. Your ticket gives you access to both the illustrated talk and the bike ride.
THINKING & DRINKING Discover the latest in food – from do-it-yourself to ﬁne dining – from the leaders in food and wine who know them best. Thinking & Drinking invites guests to evenings of top notch conversation with a glass of wine in hand.
AUSTRALIAN FINE DINING
Once the domain of ﬁve star hotels, ﬁne dining has returned to bolster Australia’s proliﬁc food culture. Andrea Frost, Cindy Hauser and Ronnie Scott explore contemporary notions of ﬁne dining, its association with privilege and its sustainability alongside casual, yet excellent, cafes and restaurants. Includes wine and light canapés.
Meet champions of the DIY food movement Alla Wolf-Tasker, who built the renowned Lake House in Daylesford, and acclaimed baker and businesswoman Phillippa Grogan, to hear what they have to say about the resurgence of simpler living and eating in an era of heavily manufactured convenience. Includes wine and light canapés.
Mon 25 Aug, 6.30pm. Duke Of Wellington. Price: $30 Code: 6505
Tue 26 Aug, 6.30pm. Duke Of Wellington. Price: $30 Code: 6605
HOW TO DINE
There are a lot of unexpected consequences of the ‘big green’ environmental movement – confusion being one of them. Our expert panel of ethical thinkers explain how we can incorporate simple, sustainable practices into our everyday lives. With Cassie Duncan, Tammi Jonas and Ewan McEoin. Includes wine and light canapés.
Discover what makes the perfect meal at this not-to-be-missed dinner with acclaimed food critic and memoirist Ruth Reichl, Sommelier of the year Campbell Burton and Walkey Award winning journalist Virginia Trioli. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner and matched wines at Andrew McConnell’s Moon Under Water.
Wed 27 Aug, 6.30pm. Duke Of Wellington. Price: $30 Code: 6704
Sun 24 Aug, 7pm. Moon Under Water, Builders Arms Hotel. Price: $130 Code: 6403
Supported by Victoria University Sat 23 Aug. Ride: 1.30pm. The Henry Turner Memorial Reserve, Victoria University Footscray Park Campus. Talks: 2.30pm. Footscray Community Arts Centre. Price: $22/$19 Code: 6306
GREAT JOURNEYS Our group of intrepid adventurers will deliver the ultimate slide shows as they share their epic and inspiring cycling, sailing, riding and climbing travels across Indonesia, from Mongolia to Hungary, England to Hong Kong or up Mt Everest – twice.
LONDON TO CHINA BY BIKE
SAILING AROUND THE WORLD
passion for Indonesia in her latest adventure Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation. She will take audiences on a fascinating journey of discovery including taking tea with the dead, visiting a leper colony and dining on dog for dinner.
Strap yourself in for the ultimate tall tales as Australia’s most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer Andrew Lock guides you through the highs and lows of climbing all fourteen of the world’s 8,000 metre mountains, including Mt Everest – twice!
ABC Classic FM presenter Emma Ayres will take you on a nine-month cycling adventure from Shropshire in England to Hong Kong. Along with the provocative, surprising and funny stories Emma will discuss the musical soundtrack that accompanied her epic journey.
One of the earlier projects to be funded through crowd sourcing site Kickstarter, Bobbie Rounds the World is the story of Emily Richmond’s remarkable journey of solitude, perseverance and courage on a 24,000 mile open sea adventure.
Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9404
Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9405
Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9406
Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9407
MONGOLIA TO HUNGARY
Australian author and adventurer Tim Cope invites you to join him on the trail of Genghis Khan. Tim will take you on a 3-year 10,000km horse ride from Mongolia to Hungary, without having to leave the comfort of the Festival.
Elizabeth Pisani documents a life long
Sun 24 Aug, 10am. NGV Australia. Price: $22/$19 Code: 9403
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Grab your buddies and head to Melbourne’s pubs, clubs, theatres and salons as we take words and storytelling off the page and onto the stage in an entertaining program of social events featuring songwriters, musicians, cabaret artists and poets. From rock’n’roll Shakespeare and a cabaret celebration of Dylan Thomas, to an evening with our favourite oversharers, or the kings and queens of queer literature, you’ll ﬁnd a lively event to entertain culture vultures, music lovers, night owls and bookworms. Arrive early to enjoy the bar and grab your seat, as seating is limited. THE BOOK CLUB Join Jennifer Byrne with regular panellists Jason Steger and Marieke Hardy for the taping of a MWF edition of the ABC’s The Book Club. Featuring special Festival guests Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings) and Rupert Thompson (Secrecy). A free event, but bookings are essential. Fri 22 Aug, 7pm. ABC, Elsternwick. FREE Visit mwf.com.au for booking information.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME? Teenage years are all about ‘ﬁrsts’ – ﬁrst kiss, ﬁrst car, ﬁrst broken heart. Join ﬁve of Australia’s ﬁnest writers for young people in a magical night of revelations, laughter and of course storytelling as Isobelle Carmody, Leanne Hall, Will Kostakis, Michael Pryor and Penny Tangey share their
personal ‘ﬁrsts’. Mon 25 Aug, 7.30pm. The Toff in Town. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6504
Shakespeare’s Secret celebrates the
Five young memoirists, Liam Pieper,
sonnets and soliloquies of William Shakespeare with a surprising rock’n’roll twist. Join actor and musician Richard Piper, acoustic wizard Gerry Hale and celebrated Australian actor Helen Morse for a rocking tribute to the Bard.
Summer Land, Michele Lee, Luke Ryan and Carly Findlay, showcase
Sat 23 Aug, 7pm. Bella Union, Trades Hall. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6304
THE RADIO HOUR A spectacular night of non-ﬁction storytelling. Writers, radio producers and musicians come together to tell stories on the theme ‘When Words Fail’ live on stage. Join host Jaye Kranz with guests including John Safran, Benjamin Walker, NoViolet Bulawayo and Omar Musa for documentary radio
like you’ve never experienced before. Supported by ABC RN Sat 23 Aug, 7pm. Iwaki Auditorium. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6305
DYLAN THOMAS 100 IN CHAPTERS Join the global celebration of Wales’ most famous poet, playwright and author, Dylan Thomas. We mark the centenary of his birth with a rolling revue mixing music, literature and ﬁlm, with an array of singers and players, novelists and poets, from Wales and beyond.
their work in a night of real life storysharing that will challenge, shock, entertain and amuse as we celebrate the lives we all live. Walk a tightrope of TMI during a hilarious hour of tales from these much-loved oversharers. Tue 26 Aug, 7pm. The Toff in Town. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6604
THE RABBLE: DEATHLY/DEATH/DEAD Visionary dramatists The Rabble curate a special evening of theatre. They have asked some of Melbourne’s best known performers and theatre companies to reinvent poems that have been typically ghettoised as ‘angsty’. The result: a visceral, sublime and orphic showcase ignited by a passion for the poetic. Wed 27 Aug, 7pm. Malthouse Theatre. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6705
QUEER LITERARY SALON Hosted by brilliant writer, lad-abouttown and self-proclaimed Gaysian, Benjamin Law, an entertaining line-up of fabulous performances, same-sex interviews, provocative readings, and gender-bending antics will celebrate queer voices in literature including Terry Jaensch, Brooke Hemphill, Phillip Hensher, Sophie Cunningham and Matthew Witthaus.
Supported by the British Council and Wales Arts International
Sat 30 Aug, 7.30pm. The Toff in Town. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6102
Sun 24 Aug, 4pm. Bella Union, Trade Hall. Price: $30/$27 Code: 6402
FUNEMPLOYED Join award-winning writer and art-folk humourist Justin Heazlewood – aka The Bedroom Philosopher and author of Funemployed – alongside a line-up of local and international talent as they share an entertaining view of the highlights and lowlights of life as an Australian artist. Sun 24 Aug, 6.30pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $22/$19 Code: 1407
Join the party people for our ﬁnal act of storytelling - the launch of Nic Low’s arresting debut Arms Race and an end-of-the-world dance-battle showdown, presenting apocalyptic tales through that most literary of mediums – interpretive dance! We’re gonna party like it’s the last night on earth. Sun 31 Aug, 7pm. The Toff in Town. FREE
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Great storytelling can feed young imaginations from their ﬁrst picture book to bedtime fairytales or the fantastical self-discovery of young adult literature. The Festival invites children and young people to discover the magic of reading and writing in a family friendly environment. Teenage girls will revel in Eliza Sarlos inspired Amazing Babes workshop, while Morris Gleitzman shares his latest novel Loyal Creatures. There’s an exhibition of original drawings by Terry Denton and the return of Festival favourites the Read Aloud featuring Andy Grifﬁths, Jackie French, Nick Earls and more, Plus exciting creative workshops and a pop-up exhibition at ArtPlay. ALPHABET CITY MELBOURNE
WRITING TO THE MAXX
Learn your ABCs in a fun and surprising way, with letters and shapes found right here in the city of Melbourne. Look at letters in a whole new way and have a heap of fun. We really are a city of literature! Today’s alphabet learner is tomorrow’s writer (or perhaps the day after that). Ages 3–6, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
When it comes to stories Maxx Rumble is kicking goals and hitting it out of the park. Author of the Maxx Rumble stories Michael Wagner will help you to get your sporting dreams down on paper in an energetic session full of goals, big grabs and nail-biting ﬁnishes. Ages 7–10, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Amazing Babes author Eliza Sarlos joins a panel of talented young women in a creative session where young girls share the stories of the women who have inspired them. Hosted by Anna Barnes with Minna Gilligan, Brodie Lancaster, Michelle Law and Bhakthi
Sat 23 Aug, 10.30am. ArtPlay. Price: $10 Code: 5301
SALLY RIPPIN AT THE LITTLE LIBRARY Listen to popular children’s author Sally Rippin read from her best-selling Billie B Brown series inside The Little Library on Level 2 at Melbourne Central. Sally will also talk about her experiences recording with Story Box Library and how digital storytelling complements her written work. A book-signing session will follow. Sat 23 Aug, 11am. The Little Library. FREE
HOW TO DRAW A DINOSAUR Illustrator Ann James used pencils, brushes and mud to make the pictures in I’m a Dirty Dinosaur. And for the session, you can too. Explore the playful dinosaur world with Ann and join her to create your own versions. Good clean fun guaranteed. Ages 5–7, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Sat 23 Aug, 11.45am. ArtPlay. Price: $10 Code: 5302
MORRIS GLEITZMAN’S LOYAL CREATURES Beloved children’s author Morris Gleitzman will read from his latest novel Loyal Creatures and discuss the events that inspired this powerful story of a young man’s journey into the battles of World War One with his loyal steed Daisy. Sat 23 Aug, 12pm. Shrine of Remembrance. Price: $22/$19/$10 Code: 6301
DRAWING ADVENTURE Creating portraits in this hands-on drawing adventure led by illustrator and author Kylie Dunstan, you will use different materials and some ingenious techniques that will open your eyes to hidden talents and new possibilities. Ages 6–9, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 23 Aug, 2.30pm. ArtPlay. Price: $15 Code: 5304
MWF invites young readers and their families to celebrate your love of books with a fast moving hour of literary entertainment featuring Andy Griffiths,
Book Factory is back with its interactive
Terry Denton, Jackie French, Nick Earls, music from Rose Turtle Ertler and host Lachlann Carter. Sat 23 Aug, 4pm. Deakin Edge, Fed Square. Price: $5 Code: 1305
ALPHABET CITY MELBOURNE Learn your ABCs in a fun and surprising way, with letters and shapes found right here in the city of Melbourne. Look at letters in a whole new way and have a heap of fun. We really are a city of literature! Today’s alphabet learner is tomorrow’s writer (or perhaps the day after that). Ages 3–6, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult Sun 24 Aug, 10.15am. ArtPlay. Price: $10 Code: 5401
GALLERY IN A DAY Explore the original illustrations of some favourite Australian picture books and go behind the scenes to see how a picture book is created with Amanda Cooper. Follow the reading trail of this travelling exhibition and create an illustration of your very own. You will see the books you love in a whole new light. Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm ArtPlay. Price: $10 Code: 5402, 5403, 5404
TALKING POINTS FOR KIDS Join this interactive session for children and parents as writer/philosopher/ educator Michael Parker investigates all of those tricky questions such as ‘what is inﬁnity?’, ‘what is democracy?’, or even ‘can I own a gun?’. Sun 24 Aug, 2.30pm. ACMI Studio 1. Price: $22/$19/$10 Code: 4404
SCHOOLS’ PROGRAM With over 70 events and more than 40 authors, illustrators and storytellers, our Schools’ Program is Australia’s biggest literary festival for students aged 7 to 16. Bringing the biggest names in children’s and young adult writing, our 2014 program includes Andy Griffiths, John Marsden, Terry Denton, Jackie French, Isobelle Carmody, Alison Lester, Cath Crowley, Alice Pung, Michael Pryor, Tohby Riddle, Carole Wilkinson, Ursula Dubosarsky and more. 25 – 29 August.
Sun 31 Aug, 12.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $15 Code: 6101
Sat 23 Aug, 1pm. ArtPlay. Price: $10 Code: 5303
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workshop program that immerses you in an innovative and creative story production experience. Supported and guided by professional illustrators, writers and the Kids’ Own Publishing team, you will create your own book to share and take home on the day. Ages 7–12, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Sat 30 & Sun 31 Aug, 1pm. ArtPlay. Price: $30 Code: 5101, 5111
BARK! BARK! BARK! A TREEHOUSE EXHIBITION See original illustrations, prints and preliminary works by Terry Denton from the famous Treehouse series created with Andy Griffiths. Thu 21 - Sun 24 Wed 27 - Sun 31 Aug, 10am - 5pm ArtPlay. FREE Supported by Pan Macmillan Australia
POETIC LICENSE Once upon a time a god called Dionysus believed that he could save an ancient city from ruin by bringing a dead poet back to life. And now the need has again arisen. Our world, our city, our neighbourhood is in need of poetry and a great poet to save it. Poetic License is a cross-generational performance work about the power and limitations of words. Presented by Outer Urban Projects in association with FCAC and Melbourne Writers Festival Wed 27 Aug 12pm, Thu 28 & Fri 29 Aug 6pm & 8pm. Footscray Community Art Centre. Price: $25/$15/$12 (groups of 8 or more) Code: 0801, 0802, 0901, 0902
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Industry Insights invites aspiring or established writers, editors, critics and publishers to a program of hands-on workshops, topical seminars and exclusive masterclasses that provide practical knowledge and skills designed to take you to the next level of your writing career. A network of leading writers, editors, critics and publishers from radio and television to romance, travel and children’s books will share their expertise and professional insights in this highly interactive program of professional development and learning.
BOOK PASSAGE Book Passage is the world’s most highly renowned travel writing conference, based in San Francisco and lead by legendary travel writer Don George. We bring Book Passage to Melbourne for a jam-packed day of workshops, discussions and presentations.
TRAVEL WRITING MASTERCLASS
IMMERSION TRAVEL WRITING SEMINAR
Author of the Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing Don George will share his extensive knowledge and experience with budding travel writers including how to stand out in a crowd and what it takes to be a successful travel writer.
In this seminar for travel writers Robin Hemley offers new perspectives and practical advice based on the principles of immersion writing, which uses participatory experience as a lens through which to better see the world at large and as a means of exploring the self.
Fri 22 Aug, 11am. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $140/$120 Code: 7205
Fri 22 Aug, 4pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7204
BOOK PASSAGE Jump start your travel writing career with advice from leading local and international adventurers Don George, Tony Wheeler, Steve Braunias, Torre Del Roche, Tim Cope and more. Topics include
ﬁnding your story on the road, longform travel books, building your digital platform, and freelancing - with plenty of time built in for questions. Sat 23 Aug, 10am & 2pm. The Wheeler Centre. Full Day Price: $100/$90 Half Day Price: $60/$50 Code: 7301 &7302
SEMINAR: SELF-PUBLISHING BLUEPRINT
SEMINAR: SOUND STORIES
SEMINAR: WRITING ABOUT TV
MASTERCLASS: FOOD WRITING
SEMINAR: BLOG TO BOOK
Creating a new kind of audio experience, Benjamin Walker’s radio podcast Theory of Everything has covered topics from meditation to Guantanamo Bay. Benjamen will take would-be podcasters through the process of writing for audio broadcast – from concept to delivery.
Emily Nussbaum is the TV critic for The New Yorker and considered by many the world’s best television critic. This is a rare opportunity to meet Emily who will share her inspiration and insight into the art and craft of TV journalism.
Learn the art of food writing and criticism from one of the most esteemed food writers in the USA, Ruth Reichl. Food critic for The New York Times and previous editor of Gourmet magazine, Reichl is the author of eight sumptuous memoirs and her ﬁrst novel Delicious!
Karen Andrews and Clint Greagan
Sat 23 Aug, 2pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $140/$120 Code: 7303
Sun 24 Aug, 11.30am. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7401
Fri 22 Aug, 12pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7201
Supported by the Australian Film, Television & Radio School Fri 22 Aug, 2.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7202
have both successfully transformed their blogs into books through a sweet book deal or self-publishing. Find out what you need to know to make your book dreams a reality and navigate the potentially lucrative world of blog-tobook writing.
Self-publishing has transformed from a world of vanity publishing to a booming market for authors with an entrepreneurial mindset or those who want creative control over the projects. Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing print and e-books from leading experts Adrian Briones and Blurb.
THE PATHWAYS TO PUBLICATION Ready to be published? Gain valuable insight into how to kick-start your career from the people in the business including editors (Dumbo Feather, The Saturday Paper, Buzzfeed, The Lifted Brow), critics (The Age, ABR, Overland, Kill Your Darlings), and publishers (Giramondo, Penguin, Afﬁrm, Text).
Supported by Blurb
Sat 30 Aug, 10am. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $60/$50 Code: 7101
Sun 24 Aug, 12pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7402
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING: WHERE NEXT?
SEMINAR: BREAKING INTO ROMANCE
Michael Heyward (Text), Chris Feik (Black Inc) and Henry Rosenbloom (Scribe) will also look to the future
Internationally bestselling author of the Cypress Hollow series, Rachael Herron knows a thing or ten about romance. She will share her experiences of how to break into romance writing and highlight some of the challenges and misperceptions that could make or break your career.
Sat 30 Aug, 1.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. FREE Code: 7102
Sun 24 Aug, 1pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7404
WRITERS ACROSS BORDERS Writers Maxine Beneba Clarke, Alvin Pang and Eddin Khoo share their experiences of wrICE, a program of reciprocal cultural exchange and cultural immersion focused on writers and writing. This lively and performative session includes readings from the participants’ diverse bodies of work. Sun 24 Aug, 2pm. The Wheeler Centre. FREE Code: 7403
MCSWEENEY’S MASTERCLASS Learn to craft stories with the panache of a McSweeney’s writer. Join managing editor Jordan Bass and Clara Sankey to learn the art and craft of writing for McSweeney’s magazine. Fri 29 Aug, 10am. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $140/$120 Code: 7903
MASTERCLASS: WRITING WICKED CHARACTERS It takes a masterful writer to create the ultimate bad guy without alienating the reader or turning them off completely. Alissa Nutting, whose controversial debut Tampa centres on a female paedophile, offers a wicked insight into the dark world of writing baddies.
to discuss how they are innovating in the literary space and expanding the markets for Australian authors and publications both at home and overseas.
SEMINAR: WRITING FOR CHILDREN Allen & Unwin children’s publisher Eva Mills and award winning writer Penni Russon highlight the trends, possibilities and challenges of writing for 21st century children. Get the inside story on what children want to read and publishers want to publish. Sat 30 Aug, 2pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $50/$40 Code: 7104
MASTERCLASS: POETRY The poetry of Simon Armitage is both critically praised and widely read. Join this unique chance to learn directly from one of the leading poets writing today. Open to new and experienced writers alike. Poems for workshopping will be requested. Sat 30 Aug, 2pm. The Wheeler Centre Price: $140/$120 Code: 7105
MEET MCSWEENEY’S Meet the literary lights behind San Francisco-based juggernaut McSweeneys, with managing editor Jordan Bass, writer and founder Dave Eggers, serving up a behind the scenes look at what makes this socially active independent publisher so successful. Sat 30 Aug, 3.30pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $22/$19 Code: 7103
Fri 29 Aug, 3pm. The Wheeler Centre. Price: $140/$120 Code: 7904
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SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL Individual donations are crucial to MWF. No matter how large or small, your gift will ensure the Festival continues to present a dynamic, enquiring program featuring writers of appeal to readers of all ages, backgrounds and passions. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Add a donation when purchasing your Festival tickets online, or visit mwf.com.au for further information on how you can show your support.
VENUES FESTIVAL HUB AT FED SQUARE Our Festival Hub at Fed Square includes ACMI, ArtPlay, Deakin Edge, the Festival Club, and NGV Australia.
OTHER VENUES MWF takes place in venues right across the city and as far and wide as Aireys Inlet, Ballarat and the Grampians. For full address details, maps and further information visit mwf.com.au.
tram stop 5 35, 70, 75
ASSISTANCE For any assistance during the Festival, please approach one of the friendly volunteers or staff available at all our venues, or visit our Box Ofﬁce at The Atrium entrance, Flinders St, Fed Square.
St Paul’s Cathedral
FESTIVAL HUB AT FED SQUARE
Flinders Street Station tram stop 13 1, 3, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72
ACMI The Cube Dymocks Festival Bookshop
ACMI ACMI Studio 1 Cinemas 1+2
Atrium The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
PLAZA Entrance Big Screen
tram stop 6 35, 70, 75
BUS LOADING ZONE
Companion Card holders may book in person at our box ofﬁce, via phone on 03 9999 1199 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org A copy of your valid Companion Card is required.
Fed Square is easily reached by public transport. The closest train station is Flinders Street. Tram routes 1, 3, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 to stop 13 on Swanston Street (Flinders Street Station); 35, 70 and 75 go to stops 5 (Flinders Street Station) and 6 (Russell Street) on Flinders Street, near Fed Square. Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria by calling 1800 800 007 or visiting ptv.vic.gov.au. Free bike racks are available in and around Fed Square. Public car parking is available at Fed Square and in Flinders Lane. A taxi rank is located outside Flinders Street station.
RUSSELL STREET EXT.
Concessions apply to children (16 years and under), full-time students, Health Care Card holders, pensioners and seniors.
GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
MWF welcomes people with access requirements. If you are buying tickets online, please enter any access requirements when prompted at checkout. Alternatively, call 03 9999 1199 to book seats with wheelchair access or to discuss your needs. Most venues have wheelchair access, selected events have Auslan interpreters and many venues provide hearing loops. Visit mwf.com.au for full details.
BUS LOADING ZONE
PATRONS The Hart Line Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation Allan J Myers AO QC AMBASSADOR Finkel Foundation CHAMPIONS Malcolm Broomhead Debbie Dadon BB & A Miller Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation Dr George & Rosa Morstyn John Jerome Myers
GUARDIANS Sally Browne Fund attributed to the Australian Communities Foundation Michael & Ann Cohn Dominic Dirupo & Natalie Dwyer Jayne Dullard Rosemary Geer Bernard Marin AM McLeod Family Foundation Cecilia Myers Paul & Angela Riggs, Salon Productions Australia Nick Ruskin Jane Smith Michael & Marion Webster
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL BOARD Michael Webster (Chair) John Jerome Myers (Vice Chair) Bernard Marin (Treasurer) AM Nick Ruskin (Secretary) Jill Craig Jayne Dullard Karen Monaghan Bob Sessions AM Jane Smith
PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE Ali Alizadeh, Esther Anatolitis, Kym Bagley, Nic Low, Renata Singer, Jason Steger, Estelle Tang SCHOOLS PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE Kate Gillespie, Melissa Traverso, Adele Walsh, Lili Wilkinson
MWF STAFF Lisa Dempster, Festival Director/CEO Mike Shuttleworth, Schools’ Program Director & Program Manager Georgina Russell, Marketing & Development Manager Shona Barrett, General Manager Ash Sievwright, Development Coordinator Merrilee McCoy, Administrator Tom Abud, Production Manager Serena Ashmore, Marketing Coordinator Lillian Birch, Box Ofﬁce Manager Yaniv Brayer, Marketing Assistant Gen Cizevskis, Production Coordinator Yasmeen Richards, Artist Liaison & Program Coordinator Daria Wray, Volunteer & Front-of-House Coordinator FESTIVAL INTERNS Annelise Ball, Stella Charls, Richard Gwatkin, Vera Hu, Alice Lewinsky, Marie Robineau, Caitlyn Van Rheenen, Morgan Zhou FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS 6A Foundation The Alan Missen Foundation The Australian Conservation Foundation Australian Film, Television & Radio School Blurb Cinema Nova Classic Cinemas Cosmos Magazine Deakin University
Express Media Festival of Dangerous Ideas Future Leaders Gravity Espresso Humanities 21
Overland Pan Macmillan RACV Ballarat The RE Ross Trust The Salvation Army Crisis Services
Instituto Italiano di Cultura LaTrobe University and Marco Polo Festival Liberty Victoria
Scanlon Foundation State Library of Victoria The Wheeler Centre ThreeThousand
Moleskine Melbourne University Publishing New Zealand High Commission
SPECIAL THANKS Our very special thanks go to The Butchery; CPR Communications & Public Relations; Oslo Davis; Emerging Writer’s Festival; Carla Gottgens; Guilty Content; Leanne Hall; International PEN; Jaye Kranz; Nic Low; John Paxinos and Associates; Liam Pieper; Risk Sound; The Royal Mail Hotel; SYN; Tactify; Stefan Treyvaud; Writers Victoria; Leena van Deventer; Vikki Woods; Richard Muntz and the amazing team from JWT; plus each and every one of our wonderful volunteers who are essential to the success of the Festival.
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