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Some Ideas On Who To See At The Melbourne Writers Festival!

August 13, 2015

Did you know that I’m speaking at the Melbourne Writers Festival next weekend? The festival runs from 20th to 30th August and it’s jam-packed, let me tell you!

I’m so excited to be part of this really fabulous event and I’m especially lucky to be part of the great Digital DIY element of MWF15.

My session is : How to be Creative

I’m going to run through a bunch of practical tips and tricks to keep you on the straight and narrow creatively. I’m also going to chat a bit about creative confidence, perfection and success addiction. Maybe you’d like to come along and hang out?!

MWF have created a discount code for Meet Me At Mike’s readers.  It’ll swing you a nice 10% of the usual ticket price (which means you could buy more tickets to other things!)

The 10% off code is DIGITAL10 – it’s valid for up two tickets for each of the following sessions, per order.
NB : This code is valid for How to be Creative, as well as the following Digital DIY events only!

Writing for a Cause
Making Mags
Bringing Your Brand to Life
Creativity & Motherhood
Writing Your Life
Extraordinary Routines
The Business of Writing
Sarah Wilson: Creative Entrepreneur
Money Matters
Community Channel: Finding Followers


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There are so many OTHER amazing writers speaking as part of this year’s festival.  Here’s just a FEW of the sessions you might like to consider! Please note that some sessions may be sold out already!

12noon – Dumbo Feather’s Caravan Conversations – book here (lots of other days/times too!)
3pm – Louis de Bernieres shares his writerly secrets – book here
4.30pm – Talk Veronica Mars’ pilot episode with creator Rob Thomas – book here
7pm – Annabel Crabb and Kate Grenville talk Wives and Mothers with Hilary Harper – book here

10am – me!
11.30am – Ramona Koval and Latika Bourke talk finding family – book here
11.30am – Make a zine with Brodie Lancaster and Cameron Baker – more info here
1pm – Plant Hunter’s Georgina Reid and Sasha Sarago chat about making magazines – book here*
1pm – Liane Moriarty talks about being her bestselling self. More here.
2.30pm – Lucy from The Design Files talks about building a brand. Book here*
4pm – The ace faced Rachel Power talks with Jessica Rowe about Motherhood and Creativity. Book here*.
4pm – Jennie Smith and Anna Hickey from Etsy talk about digital business. Book here*
5.30pm – My gorgeous friend Carly Findlay discusses Writing Your Life. Book here.
7pm – Leo Babauta of Zen Habits and Sarah Wilson talk health and happiness. Book here.

* means you can use the 10% discount code!

10am – The fabulous Catherine Deveny leads a Gunnas writing class sampler session – book here
10am – Cutie patootie Madeleine Dore shares Extraordinary Routines in her usual smashing way! Book here.
11am – Leo from Zen Habits talks about being a better blogger. Book for that one here.
2.30pm – the amazing The Moth podcast goes live from The Wheeler Centre. Book here.
3.30pm – How to create a rad podcast with The ReReaders Dion and Jess. Book here.
5.30pm (and sessions after that too!) The School Of Life Bibliotherapy taster. Book here.

6.30pm – Minna Gilligan talks about her new book. She’s ultra-cute, right?! Book here.

6am – My radio-super-faves, 3RRR Breakfasters live from Federation Square. Book here.
10am – Anna Bligh talks to Ben Law about life, work, being a politician and other stuff. Book here.
11.30am – Jane Caro, Monica Dux and Fatima Measham talk good enough mothers. Book here.

10am – How to create an eBook with Ailsa Wild (kids’ session!) Book here.
11am – Oslo Davis sketches live at The Little Library. Book here.
11.30am – Hear David Malouf talk about life, music, writing and more. Book here.
11.30am – The fabulous Sofie Laguna talks about her Miles Franklin Award winning novel. Book here.
1pm – Stella Award winner Emily Bitto and others talk storytelling via history. How great. Full details here.
6pm – Hear Naomi Klein talk about her new book! More here.
8.30pm – Hilarious, clever, shame expert Jon Ronson talks about So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Book here.

10am – The equally amazing Hannah Kent and John Marsden discuss convicts. Book here.
4pm – John Edwards and Claudia Karvan talk about the ace series Love My Way. Book here.

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Which sessions are you busting to see? Are you coming to see me? (It’s okay if you can’t!)


1 Comment

  • Reply Michelle August 13, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Sounds so fabulous! But I’ll see you in Perth!

    PS Best photo choice ever!

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