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In Melbourne, when August rolls around each year, it feels like the literary equivalent of Christmas. One of the most exciting things to unwrap is the program for the Melbourne Writers Festival. Things kick off next Thursday with the festival keynote featuring (omg) Jonathon Franzen!! Now while we can’t quite promise you he’ll come talk at your school or library, we can certainly point out a few sessions on the bill that feature BookedOuters.

Deb Abela, Mystery Writing Workshop

Steven Amsterdam, Max Barry & Meg Mundell, Things They See Coming

David Astle, Anna Krien, Nick Earls & Dr Leslie Cannold, Stories Unbound

Steph Bowe, Emerging Writers

Sophie Cunningam, Michael Hyde, Mary Delahunty & Rosalie Ham,Melbourne Stories

Hanifa Deen & Arnold Zable, Stories with a Conscience

Sean Dooley (with The Franzen!), Birds of a Feather

Kate Holden, A Book’s Journey

Tim Pegler & Alice Pung, Why I Write

Maria Tumarkin, Life Stories in the Age of Terror

And so much more, particularly in the Schools’ Program.

If you’re in cold and windy Melbourne, we hope to see you around Fed Square warming up with a hot chocolate between sessions.

(This photo from mwf’s flickr)

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