The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) was established in 2016 to support and promote feminist writers in Australia by hosting a biennial feminist writers festival and a range of one-off events throughout Australia. 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.
In May 2018, we held a three-day festival in Melbourne and Geelong, and will hold a NSW festival later in the year.
Find out about our past events here.
Here’s what some of our artists and supporters have said:
FWF attracts some of the most engaged audiences in the country, and the discussions are wide-ranging and inspiring.
– Jennifer Mills, writer
I loved being part of the festival this year and really appreciated the longer panel format, which allowed for a genuine and far-ranging conversation with the audience.
– Maria Tumarkin, writer
It was a very supportive environment where women and a few male feminist supporters could discuss gender and identity in a safe space.
– Krissy Kneen, writer
I was personally involved as a panellist and participant at the inaugural Feminist Writers Festival in 2016, and can attest to its unique focus, and the high standard of presentations and discussions.
– Angela Savage, Writers Victoria
There are limited spaces in Australia where – and most particularly stories told by and about women – are discussed. FWF plays a critical role in creating debate and discussion about important issues in the women’s space, giving a voice to women writers and new opportunities for women audiences.
– Jamila Rizvi, writer