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Melbourne Writers Festival highlights with a foodie perspective

Yasmeen Richards is Artist Liaison and Program Coordinator at Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), and recipe/story blogger at Wandering Spice. She shares some foodie highlights at this year’s festival.
Food and writing, food and books, and particularly wine and books are the best of friends, so it felt right to bring Melbourne’s culinary and literary scenes together in a new way for Melbourne Writers Festival.
Australia is fortunate to have such a vibrant and influential community of food writers and entrepreneurs. MWF guests will have the chance to hear and chat with leaders in food sustainability, ethics, trends and criticism, all in the casual and social surrounds of a cosy wine bar, with a local drop in hand.

Dining table in hotel set with glasses and cutlery

Ready for Thinking & Drinking at The Duke


All Thinking & Drinking events at the Duke of Wellington include two glasses of wine and canapés. There will also be a conversation-only event at ACMI on the ever-changing world of food criticism, and a food writing masterclass at the Wheeler Centre as part of the program’s professional development series.
Event dates:
Crowdsourced Criticism – Saturday 23 August, 1pm
Food Writing Masterclass – Saturday 23 August, 2pm
Thinking & Drinking: Australian Fine Dining – Monday 25 August, 6.30pm
Thinking & Drinking: Food Fundamentals – Tuesday 26 August, 6.30pm
Thinking & Drinking: Food Ethics – Wednesday 27 August, 6.30pm
It’s the conversation-starting, thought-provoking style that MWF is famous for, presented in a fresh manner that will leave audiences craving seconds.
The Melbourne Writers Festival runs from 21 to 31 August 2014.