Experience the power of great literature when more than 300 of the world’s leading writers and thinkers descend on Melbourne for 11 days of provocative and passionate storytelling. This year our guests include London Mayor Boris Johnson, acclaimed New York-based storytelling group The Moth, US teen blogging sensation Tavi, and award-winning writer Junot Díaz, among may others. The Festival also plays host the final edition of the Edinburgh World Writers Conference and will welcome a contingent of editors and contributors from the renowned London Review of Books.
Keynote: The Moth Mainstage
Join New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket The Moth in this beautifully staged, live theatrical production. Internationally acclaimed masters of storytelling, including comedian and host Ophira Eisenberg and Australian’s own Magda Szubanski, will explore the theme of courage. Bringing together entertainment, enlightenment and festivity, this exclusive MWF event promises to take the audience on a storytelling journey that will leave you spellbound.
Melbourne Town Hall, Thursday 22 August at 9pm
To score a double-pass to this event, email your name and number with the subject line MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 August. Good luck!
Melbourne Writers Festival 2013: August 22 – September 1