The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) was established in 2016 to support and promote feminist writers in Australia by hosting a biannual feminist writers festival and a range of one-off events throughout Australia. The FWF builds on existing themes and voices around feminism and women’s writing by offering a space for critical engagement and practical support for all feminist writers and readers.
Our inaugural festival took place over three amazing days, and brought together feminist writers and readers to connect and strengthen the diverse writing communities that exist around Australia. Hosted in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, the 2016 Feminist Writers Festival comprised a sold out networking day on Friday 26 August at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, and five (packed out) public events, co-hosted by the Melbourne Writers Festival, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August at Federation Square and Footscray Community Arts Centre.
More information about us is available in our FAQs. You can also read more about our past programs here, listen to podcasts from our inaugural 2016 networking day here, discover more about the people behind the FWF here, find links to some of our media interviews here, and read our newsletters here.