Melbourne Writers Festival is a home for stories and storytellers, for writers and readers: a destination for the curious-minded. And this is what we invite you to do – to be curious, to revel in matters of the mind and heart, to delight in thinking not just of your favourite writers, but also of those new to you.
So enjoy the ideas and stories on offer, engage and be entertained. This festival is about questioning our place in the world, as men and women; as lovers, friends and partners; as workers and ‘economic units’, and as global citizens.
Our program addresses questions about liberty and responsibility; it takes inspiration from beautifully told stories; it listens to startling newcomers and intellectual heavyweights; it revels in literary coups and writerly gossip; and it celebrates words and language and hence, life.
Click here to download a PDF of the Melbourne Writers Festival Program Guide 2012 (PDF 6MB)
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View a comprehensive listing of our attending authors for 2012.