Melbourne Writers Festival

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Calling everyone who loves the written word! The Melbourne Writers Festival is taking place from Thursday 20 August to Sunday 30 August.

It is a celebration for writers, readers and thinkers. The festival includes a dynamic program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events.

Melbourne is the second designated UNESCO City of Literature in the world – an acknowledgement of the success of its literary culture.

Festival Director Lisa Dempster said that this year’s program is a feast, with more than 400 writers and thinkers taking part.

This year the event is being opened with a keynote address by Louis de Bernières, the writer behind global sensation Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Australian blockbuster Red Dog.

For ticket and event information, visit the website.

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