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Vision Australia Radio continues partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival for 2019

02 August 2019

Melbourne Writers Festival, When We Talk About Love, on the right of the text is a realistic image of a heart

Vision Australia Radio is once again proud to announce we are a media partner to the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival.

As part of Vision Australia Radio’s media support of the festival, the Vision Australia Radio network has been airing highlights via our radio service and podcasts, including interviews with the festival’s organisers and guests, as well as providing the latest news via our website.

“Melbourne Writers Festival is an accessible and inclusive place for people living with a disability, so we are proud to not only lend our promotional support to the event but also our services by producing this year’s audio program guide,” Vision Australia national audio business development consultant Jason Gipps said.

“We’re very excited to have presented the MWF radio show as part of this year’s event, and also look forward to continue supporting festival volunteers on the ground to learn best practice in supporting people from the blind and low vision community at the event,” he said.

“I strongly urge Melburnians to head along to this year’s festival. There is so much on offer you are bound to experience something amazing."

This coming weekend will see the final episode of the six we have presented on-air reflecting on last year’s festival, whilst the 2019 festival commences. Head along to to secure your tickets before they all run out.

Learn all there is to know about accessibility at the festival and listen to the audio guide here.

Held across the Festival’s new Literary Precinct from 30 August to 8 September, Melbourne Writers Festival brings together some of the world’s leading authors, artists, journalists, poets, playwrights and songwriters to celebrate the myriad ways words move and inspire us.

Through the lens of this year’s theme, When We Talk About Love, artists will tell stories of resilience, of heartbreak and letting go, family, bodies and home – bringing the City of Literature to life for a ten-day celebration of talks, oration, music, immersive art and performance.

International icons include beloved crime writer Val McDermid, Canadian author Patrick DeWitt, New York Times essayist Sloane Crosley, musicians Kim Gordon and Ben Folds, historian Deborah Lipstadt and civil rights activist Deray McKesson, alongside local legends including novelist Richard Flanagan, Jane Caro, Denise Scott, Tony Birch, Bruce Pascoe and Sophie Cunningham. 

Tickets to Melbourne Writers Festival are on sale now. Browse the full program and keep listening to Vision Australia Radio across Victoria. If you would like to find out more about what sorts of things the Melbourne Writers Festival has in store, you can check out their wrap up video from last year's festival.

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