Melbourne Writers Festival brings writers and readers together to be inspired, challenged and thrilled by an intelligent, rousing and diverse program of books and ideas. Since 1986, the organisation has entertained hundreds of thousands of readers as Australia’s boldest literary festival. Based in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature, we provide the inspiration and framework for vital, timely conversations.
Each year, ten outstanding writers are selected to receive $15,000 each to develop their work. They are matched with a mentor and will work closely with them on bringing their writing to life, connecting them with peers, publishers and readers.