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Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is Melbourne's annual, 10-day celebration for everyone who reads. The Festival brings together writers from around the world to celebrate literature, explore ideas, and inspire readers through a vibrant program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events. The Festival includes events for people of all ages and more than a quarter of the program is free.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.
Take the City Circle tram or walk through city streets and laneways and along the Yarra River to see the city's street art and public artworks.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.