17 July 2019

Our 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival Picks!

The wait is over literature lovers, the Melbourne Writers Festival program is up, tickets are now available and while browsing the program we happened to spot a few familiar faces! Here are our top picks for the 2019 program, be sure to get your calendars ready.

You can find the full festival program here.


Former Voiceworks editor Elizabeth Flux appearing in Local Libraries: Fiona Wright

Former Kat Muscat Fellow Fury appearing in Live and Loud Literary Showcase and Storytelling Live: Speaking of Love 

Voiceworks author and Toolkits Live Fiction Artist Jamie Marina Lau appearing in Writing: A Liminal Art

Previous Voiceworks Intern and our current Marketing and Communications lad Jes Layton appearing in YA’ll Are Thirsty: Fanfic Showcase

Ex-Voiceworks Ed Commer and Ex Scribe Prize Judge Shu-Ling Chua  appearing in SL Lim: Real Differences

Former Toolkits participant Fiona Murphy appearing in Writers Across Borders

Our current Toolkits Fiction Facilitator Jennifer Down appearing in Short Stories, Big Impacts

Former Voiceworks Ed Commer and NEWS artist, Adolfo Aranjuez appearing in Dating in the Digital Age, Queer Fear, YA’ll Are Thirsty: FanFic Showcase

Former Voiceworks Edcommer Sam Cooney appearing in Love Letter to a Book and When We Talk About Family

Former Voiceworks editor Tom Doig appearing in While the World Burns

Former Voiceworks Edcommer Anna Krien appearing in Melanie Cheng: Room for a Stranger

Voiceworks author Benjamin Law appearing in DeRay Mckesson: On The Other Side of Freedom

Former Underage Coodinator Bhakthi Puvanenthiran appearing in Journalism: Heartbreak and Resolve

Voiceworks author and Scribe Prize Longlistee 2016 Ronnie Scott appearing in Peter Polites: The Pillars and Take It From Me: Bella Green and Ronnie Scott

Former Creative Producer Lefa Singleton Norton appearing in Ask Me Anything: Amie Kaufman

Current Kat Muscat Fellowship Committee Chair Veronica Sullivan appearing in the MWF Festival Book Club as well as, Powerful Landmarks and Short Stories, Big Impacts.

Former Board member Adele Walsh appearing in Pop Culture Currency

Voiceworks author and former Board member  Lili Wilkinson appearing in Pop Culture Currency

Former Board member Michael Williams appearing in the MWF Festival Book Club , Patrick deWitt: On Self-Immolation, The Pleasure of Guilty and With Love, Me

This isn’t even touching on the incredible Schools program!

On Monday September 2nd and Wednesday 4th, Alistair Baldwin and our Voiceworks editor, Mira Schlosberg find mutual comfort in discussing the challenges of writing about their lives, and how they’ve come to understand themselves a bit better as a result.

On Thursday, the 2019 John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers will be announced, but not before John Marsden himself shares some insights into his own writing practice. Come along to have your questions answered and your creativity inspired!

You can find the full MWF program and Schools here.