The Melbourne Writers Festival is happening in Melbourne, Australia from 24 August till 2 September.
Victoria’s premier annual literary event. The Festival connects writers and stories to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers.
This year’s Festival theme is exploring the theme of revolutions past, present and future, it’s revolutionary ideas and fresh new voices that will power this year’s Festival – and invigorate everyone who reads.
For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:
Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2015, over 44 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is now well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
The Melbourne Rare Book week in 2018 is from 29th June to the 8th of July:
Rare Book Week
The Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2018 is from July 6-8, 2018.
For more info go to their website by following this link:
Rare Book Fair
Vale Beverley Farmer…I only found out about your work a few years ago but it has significantly inspired me.
Beverley Farmer dies at 77
The Feminist Writers Festival is happening this year in Melbourne in May.
The Feminist Writers Festival takes place in Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust in Melbourne, Australia. The theme this year is “Rewriting the Story” and as described on their website:
“Rewriting the Story invites you to explore feminist thinking and writing now. Discover how feminist writers in Australia are using words to make change, creating powerful personal and political narratives, and choosing stories over silence. Hear how feminist writers are tackling topics of violence against women, activism and advocacy, and how women actively mentor one another, sustain feminist voices, come together and break the silence. Learn about skilling up, inclusivity, creating communities and working towards change.”
For all sessions and workshops check follow the link below:
FWF 2018: Rewriting the Story
These were three of her quotes which resonated with me that night:
“The reason I read so much is because it’s better than life.”
“I write so slowly I could write with my own blood and I wouldn’t hurt myself.”
“You can’t teach writing –
It’s like teaching people to be tall.”
Fran Lebowitz – 2nd of March 2018, Melbourne Australia
These were two of her quotes which resonated with me that night:
“Cooking teaches lessons in life.”
“Baking is like chemistry and poetry.”
Nigella Lawson – 24th of January 2018, Melbourne Australia
Ursula Le Guin passed away the other day – Vale Ursula!
An inspiration to not only women writers but sci-fi writers with her take no BS attitude. Her words will be missed yet her legacy will live on:
Ursula Le Guin Passes Away at 88