I’m talking at the Melbourne Writers Festival

I am very pleased to announce that I will be a panellist and an interviewer at the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival.

I spent some time helping the team from MWF as part of my role at Ballarat Writers and now I can announce that I’ll be involved in 2 events.

My first event is on Saturday as part of the M.A.D.E. by Writers Panel. I will be discussing how my life as a writer interacts with the ideas of freedom, power and democracy. I’ll be sharing the panel with some great writers and must confess to having what singer/songwriter Paul Kelly calls ‘the pretendies’.

On Sunday I’ll be hosting, In Conversation with M.J. Hyland. I’ve written about her work before and a few years ago participated in a workshop that she was running.  I’m looking forward to this event as it closes out the weekend of events and I’m hoping will have some great audience participation.

So let me know if you’ve got any advice, or any questions you’d like me to ask.

If you’re in Ballarat please come along to some of the events. It’s a great chance to encourage Melbourne arts groups to run regional events.

There are heaps of workshops and panel discussions so please book in.

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2 thoughts on “I’m talking at the Melbourne Writers Festival

  1. Congratulations Melissa. I have no doubt you’ll do great. I love that expression ‘the pretendies’ – trust Paul Kelly to come up with something so apt. I had a serious case of ‘the pretendies’ a couple of weeks back at Bendigo Writers Festival when sharing a panel with Alice Pung, Robin de Crespigny and David Bridie. It turned out to be one oft most enjoyable panels ever. Trust you will experience similar well being after yours.

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