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Melbourne Writers Festival


Footscray Community Arts Centre’s West Writers Group are excited to bring you a weekend of literary activities and events for all ages, presented as part of Melbourne Writers Festival. The sessions will showcase work from an exciting range of artists through craft, performance and discussion, mixing local favourites and new faces. Melbourne Writers Festival will take place from 24 August until 2 September.

DAY ONE (25 August)
West Writers: In Parallel Universes

WHEN: Saturday 25 August, 2.30pm
VENUE: Deakin Edge Federation Square

Tickets for DAY ONE available here.

DAY TWO (1 September)
Westside Words
WHEN: Saturday 1 September, 10am – 7.30pm
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Tickets for DAY TWO available here.

Day Two Program:
The Lebs
Experience award-winning writer Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s confronting, claustrophobic, violent and unrelentingly authentic new novel The Lebs, with dramatic readings and discussion. Hosted by Khalid Warsame and featuring readings by writers from the Footscray community.
WHEN: 10am
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

Make Your Own Superhero
Kids Workshop
If you were a superhero, what would your special ability be? What would your costume look like? Maxine Beneba Clarke and TextaQueen help you design, make and become your very own superhero. The power is yours!
WHEN: 10am
VENUE: Basement Theatre

First Nations Art & Activism
Ryan Griffen, creator of the sci-fi television series Cleverman, and Katherena Vermette, a First Nations Canadian writer whose novel The Break is acclaimed around the world, discuss their creative practice and process, and the role of art-making as activism.
WHEN: 3.30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

Live & Loud Literary Showcase
Be in the audience for a special literary live performance featuring the best poets and artists from Footscray Community Arts Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival.
WHEN: 6pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

Presented with Melbourne Writers Festival


1- Image by Khalid Warsame

Date & Times

Start: Saturday, 25 August 2018 12:00 am

End: Saturday, 1 September 2018 7:00 am


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