Melbourne Writers Festival highlights

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Published:  August 31, 2011
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Melbourne Writers Festival highlights

There are just a few days left to catch events on the Melbourne Writers Festival program.

The festival has been running for the past week and has presented around 400 writers/speakers from around the world, at varying venues in Melbourne and Victoria.

Need some help with what to see/who to hear?

Here’s a list to look forward to:

Walk: A-Z of Melbourne
Typographic designer Stephen Banham, of Melbourne’s Letterbox studio, leads a twilight walk around the city’s mysterious corners to reveal how letterforms reflect and influence social and cultural aspects of our lives. Ticket price includes afternoon tea in the Fed Square Atrium at the conclusion of the walk. The walk ties in with Banham’s soon-to-be-released book, Characters, which unveils the storytelling behind typography around Melbourne.

2 September
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Federation Square
Details here

Don’t Feed the Artists
Daily three-hour sessions where Australia’s leading illustrators work live in the Atrium, with their creations projected on big screen.

2 September – Alex Hallatt
3 September – Judy Horacek
4 September – Jon Kudelka

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Atrium, Federation Square

Details here

Irresistible Book Design
Unlock the secrets of great book design with designers Sandy Cull (gogoGinkgo), W.H. Chong (Text), Jenny Grigg, and Virginia Murdoch (Inventive Labs). They discuss irresistibility, digital possibilities and how Australian design compares internationally.

4 September
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ian Potter Centre
NGV Australia Federation Square
Details here

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