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West Writers Forum at Melbourne Writers Festival

Join the West Writers Group for our annual literary outing — the West Writers Forum — presented this year as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Footscray Community Arts Centre brings you a weekend of workshops, conversations, and performances showcasing work from local and international artists, including members of the West Writers Group. The Group will also launch its online identity as part of the Festival. To know more about them, go to: westwritersgroup.com.

The full program of events is below.

WHEN: Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre
COST: Various

West Writers Forum 2019 Program

Saturday 31 August


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Saturday 31 August


African Poetics_WWF19_


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West Writers Forum @ MWF 

Saturday, 31 August

Behind the Screens
10am – 4pm

Parallel Universes
6:30 – 8:30pm

Sunday, 1 September

West Writers X WrIce: CRAFT
11am – 12:15pm

What is African poetics?
12:30 – 2:00pm

Stories of place: FRESH! Nikki Tran
11am – 6pm (all day on loop)

Love in Place – an interactive installation
11am – 6pm

Cry Havoc: a Djed Press showcase
4:00 – 6:00pm

Presented as part of Melbourne Writers Festival Community Partnerships supported by Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. The West Writers Group is supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.

Date & Times
  • Saturday 31 August
    11am - 8.30pm
  • Sunday 1 September
    11am - 6.30pm
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