Melbourne Writers Festival

Through the lens of this year’s theme, When We Talk About Love, authors, journalists, playwrights, poets, songwriters and artists will tell stories of resilience, of heartbreak and letting go, of family and bodies and home.

Held across the Festival’s new literary precinct from 30 August to 8 September, they will bring the city to literary life with talks, oration, music, immersive art and performance that explore the myriad ways that words move and inspire us.

  • Journalistic content faces a challenging market – one disrupted or dictated by algorithms, shareability and proliferation of information. As a result, journalists are consequently refining their storytelling abilities and experimenting with form. Andreas Harsono, Human Rights Watch researcher and former editor of Indonesian magazine Pantau, shares his expertise in planning, structuring and building long-form narrative.

30 August - 8 September 

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Event starts
Friday 30 August, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 8 September, 2019
State Library of Victoria
Venue Address
328 Swanston St

Melbourne, ,

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