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Celebrating Australian literature, the Melbourne Writers Festival is a major international event, providing a forum for political and cultural discussion, sparking controversy and inviting innovative thought.

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival


If you’re a writer, reader or thinker, the annual Melbourne Writers Festival will definitely spark your interest. Bringing together the best writers from Australia and around the globe, the Writers Festival celebrates literature through its 300 events that explore activism, identity, politics, and change.


Detailing an extensive program of storytelling, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events, the Festival is suitable for all ages.


The Festival runs each year from the end of August until early September.


For the Festival Program and more information, visit