Melbourne Masterclasses: Melbourne Writers Festival 2019

An in-conversation Masterclass series in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival.


This Melbourne Masterclass series offered a unique opportunity to unpack and discuss some extraordinary books produced by local authors, with the writer in the room. In each session, an expert host gave their take on a chosen book, then the author themselves joined the host for a conversation and audience Q&A.

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, all hosts and authors included in this series were either alumni or current academic staff of the Faculty of Arts.

  • Alexis Wright and Denise Varney on The Swan Book
  • Emily Bitto and Amanda Johnson on The Strays
  • Maria Tumarkin and Justin Clemens on Axiomatic
  • Arnold Zable and Sara Wills on Sea of Many Returns