Stories of every type and genre and writers from all over the world come together at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012. Aimed at writers, readers and literary appreciators of all ages, the festival will be held in many different locations around Melbourne including Federation Square and Town Hall, with free events making up a third of all that is on offer.
Seminars, keynote events, conversations, workshops, performances and master classes are just a few of the many events on offer at the festival. Featuring over 300 events with over 350 writers tightly packed into the 11 days.
There will also be a children's program incorporated into the festival. Up to 13,000 primary and secondary students, and their teachers, are welcomed each year, encouraging kids to get into reading and books along with their families and friends. Launching on May 25, the children's program will discuss a range of different issues, from the lighthearted to the more serious and is aimed to get kids thinking.
Prices vary from event to event, check the website for more details.