Melbourne Writers Festival

Browse the MWF17 program now

The wait is over! The MWF17 program is here, and we’ve got a bold line-up of local and international writers, thinkers and general movers and shakers – including Janet Mock, Kim Scott, Joy Carol Oates, Angie Thomas, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and much, much more.

With this year’s Festival theme 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.

Browse the full program now on, before tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. Now’s your chance to take a peek and save all your favourite sessions to your Wishlist.


Festival Passes

Got multiple events you’re interested in? Purchase a Festival Pass now to stay ahead of the curve, and redeem on Friday. You can save up to 23% on standard Festival events.