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A Personal Letter from Anna Funder

Author and Miles Franklin Award-winner Anna Funder (All That I Am) has written a letter for you.

Click here to read Anna's letter (PDF 311KB).

Donations make possible some of the most important and exciting aspects of the festival. As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on gifts of all sizes to deliver a world-class festival, hosting hundreds of local and international authors, with affordable ticket prices and lots of free events.

Your donation – however small or large – will help us to:

  • deliver our important education program to over 13,000 school children every year
  • present writers and events of the highest caliber
  • foster unique collaborations between Australian and international authors
  • deliver professional development sessions and industry events
  • make the festival more accessible to families, students and local writers

As a thank you for their gift to the festival, donors:

  • receive invitations to exclusive festival events
  • can access to advance booking, 24 hours prior to events being made available to the public
  • receive advance notification of special Melbourne Writers Festival events throughout the year
  • are acknowledged on our website, with special mention of donations of over $250 included in print in our festival program

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable and Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

If you would like more information about donating, and how your gift will be used, please contact our Development Manager Collette Stewart on 03 9094 7858 or email

Whether you give $2 or $200, we sincerely thank you for your support.

Donations can be made through our secure online system. Donate now

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Melbourne Writers Festival, 25 Aug 2011 - 04 Sept 2011
Level 1, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000
Box Office: +61 (0)3 9999 1199, T: +61 (0)3 9094 7859, F: +61 (0)3 9650 6467

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