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Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival

Tell Me How It Ends

An all-Victorian line-up delivers addresses on this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival theme.

Following the extension of Melbourne’s lockdown, and with the safety of staff, artists and audiences front of mind, Melbourne Writers Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel its live events as part of this year’s program, planned to be delivered from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 September.

All tickets to in-person events will automatically be refunded in full, and anyone who wishes to donate the value of their ticket or make a tax-deductible donation to support MWF is welcome to do so.

The MWF Digital program will be brought forward to give you access to online events from home, streaming for an extended period from 3–15 September. Read further details here.

In a gala event to cap the 35th Melbourne Writers Festival, an all-Victorian line-up comes together to deliver addresses on this year’s theme, Tell Me How It Ends. Closing the curtain with not a whimper but a resounding bang, they touch on everything from the end of days to the end of empire to the ways in which unhappy endings can be fresh starts in disguise. Celebrating the heritage and future of our City of Literature, join Evelyn AraluenMaxine Beneba ClarkePatricia CorneliusNayuka GorrieChloe HooperShaun Tan and Maria Tumarkin for an unmissable Closing Night.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented in partnership with RMIT University – Learning Partner for Melbourne Writers Festival.