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Regional Tour

Melbourne Writers Festival takes to the road!

As part of this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, acclaimed authors Cath Crowley, Tim Pegler, Brian Falkner and Davina Bell will be travelling across Victoria participating in a series of talks and workshops for school groups and young people. Join them to find out what makes a good story, and how to write one! 

The MWF regional tour will visit Wangaratta, Kyneton,  Echuca and Mildura between Monday 27 August and Friday 31 August. Each venue will host a series of workshops and talks for young people and school groups.

The regional tour will also feature open sessions for adults: we are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for local writers and the general public to meet Cath Crowley, Tim Pegler, Brian Falkner and Davina Bell to discuss writing and the creative process. These will be informal sessions and questions from the audience will be encouraged. The sessions will be offered at Kyneton, Mildura and Echuca - find out more on our venues and sessions page.

Sessions include Blasting Off where Brain Falkner, a writer of edge-of-the seat thrillers, will show you how to get started, and Adventures Through Time, where Davina Bell will talk about how writing about the past can turn you into a tailor, a detective, a magician and a spy. In Jumpstart Your Writing Tim Pegler will explain how to provoke an outbreak of rampant creativity and in The Unexpected Places, Prime Minister’s Literary Award winner Cath Crowley will share her secret love of eavesdropping and graffiti – both great sources of story material. As well as the workshop sessions, each of the authors will also be giving talks where they will share even more tips.

Find out more about all of the events on our workshops and talks page.

How to book

All school sessions are free but tickets must be booked in advance. Reserve your place by contacting the individual venue - you will find full contact details alongside each session on our regional tour venues and sessions page.

The MWF regional tour has been made possible through the generosity of Helen Macpherson Smith Trust; Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Regional Arts Victoria.


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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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