The Feminist Writers Festival is thrilled to return for its first of two festivals in 2018, with programs across Melbourne and Geelong 25–27 May.

The 2018 festivals will centre around the theme Rewriting the Story, which stems from the deeper desire for structural change – discussing how to create change that is sustainable and longstanding, and looks at the underlying systems.

Evelyn AraluenSantilla ChingaipeAlison CroggonAlison EvansClementine FordAmy GraySarah KrasnosteinFatima MeashamTarneen Onus-WilliamsAnn-Marie PriestJamila RizviMaria TumarkinAsher Wolf and Jacinda Woodhead are among the writers who will deliver panels and workshops across the four-day Victorian program on topics including activism and violence against women.

“We are delighted to announce the FWF Victorian program and couldn’t be happier with the array of writers working with us to cover some of the vital issues of today: violence against women, activism, intersectionality and #metoo,” said co-chair Nikki Anderson.

“We’re pleased too to offer workshops and networking opportunities to better connect feminist writers and readers for ongoing conversations.”

FWF aims to offer a different festival experience, with longer and more discursive panel discussions that are open to audience input, and workshops which aim to nurture, upskill and connect emerging feminist writers.

Tickets for Melbourne and Geelong events are on sale now.

FWF will hold its second 2018 festival in NSW in late October.