Posted August 21, 2018

Melbourne Writers Festival at Fed Square

Fed Square will transform into a literary lover’s haven for this year Melbourne Writers Festival from Saturday 25 August to Sunday 2 September.

The dreamy duet series at ACMI includes some of Melbourne most loved musicians.  As they take to the stage, musicians including Paul Dempsey, Kate Cebrano, KAIIT, Alice Skye, Mojo Juju and many more, will reveal what inspires them, what challenges them and what moves them to make the music they do.

Deakin Edge will also host a series of great literary minds over the festival.

Audiences can join ferociously funny Melburnian, Judith Lucy for A Toast: Judith Lucy’s Dream Dinner Party, where Judith explores the topic of death with her specially selected guests Rachel Berger, Ash Flanders, Karen Hitchcock and Mariam Issa.

Internationally renowned author Irvine Welsh will be in conversation with Malaysian-Australian rapper, poet and author Omar Musa.  For Redemption (link to event page), these two revered writers will contemplate if artists have a responsibility to say sorry for their art, social or personal misdemeanours before seeking redemption.

Other events at Fed Square include:

Magda Szubanski (Second Last Rites: Magda’s Funeral)

Neko Case: This Tornado Loves You

The Eye of the Storm: The Power of Patrick White

Kitty Flanagan (Kitty Flanagan’s School for Relationship Break-ups)

Chris Fleming: Live

How I Survived: Corrie Chen & Michelle Law

How I Survived: Anna Krien & Benjamin Law

Duets: Glenn Richards & Ainslie Wills

Duets: Rob Snarski & Romy Vager

Jimmy Barnes: Musical Memory

Judith Lucy: Therapy Couch

Festival goers can continue the conversation at the MWF Festival Bar at Beer DeLuxe at Fed Square, open every day from Saturday 25 August to Sunday 2 September.

The 2018 festival is the first for new Artistic Director Marieke Hardy.  Marieke is a writer, curator, producer, and immersive theatre practitioner. She is co-founder of worldwide literary phenomenon Women of Letters and has been a regular panellist on ABC’s The Book Club for the past eleven years.