MWF's 30 Under 30

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To celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2015, Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is looking to the future by promoting the next generation of writers. 30 Under 30 will feature writers, editors, bloggers, publishers, illustrators and songwriters aged 30 and under. We want to acknowledge their talent and shine a spotlight on them as Victoria’s leading storytellers.

The 30 young writers will proudly feature in events throughout the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival’s vibrant program of storytelling, discussion, debate, live performance, music and art events between 20 and 30 August.

But that’s not all! We want to send this next generation of Victorian to writers to feature in the programs of literary and writers’ festivals in Australia and overseas. This will provide an opportunity for these talented young writers to showcase their work to the world, whilst enhancing their career and professional development.



Why are we collecting funds?

This is where you come in. We need your support to send them out into the world to feature in some of the best Australian and international literary festivals to showcase their work and represent Melbourne as a City of Literature. We’re raising funds to send the 30 Under 30 as far and wide as Edinburgh, Poland, Singapore, Ubud and to all corners of Australia.


Who are the 30 Under 30?

ADOLFO ARANJUEZ • METRO EDITOR • WRITER
CAMERON BAKER • ZINE MAKER • 100 STORY BUILDING
DANIELLE BINKS • YA WRITER • REVIEWER • ALPHA READER
BROEDE CARMODY • JOURNALIST • EDITOR
ROBERT F. COLEMAN • WRITER • EDITOR 
ANDRE DAO • FICTION & NON-FICTION WRITER • RIGHT NOW INC
ALIA GABRES • POET • STORYTELLER
MINNA GILLIGAN • ILLUSTRATOR • BLOGGER
DECLAN GREENE • PLAYWRIGHT • SISTERS GRIMM
REBECCA HARKINS-CROSS • WRITER • JOURNALIST • ART CRITIC
ERIK JENSEN • AUTHOR • EDITOR • THE SATURDAY PAPER
HANNAH KENT • NOVELIST • PUBLISHER
TRENT KUSTERS • GAMES DESIGNER • WRITER • FREEPLAY
BRODIE LANCASTER • EDITOR • WRITER • ROOKIE • THE GOOD COPY
MICHAELA MCGUIRE • AUTHOR • COLUMNIST • WOMEN OF LETTERS
AMY MIDDLETON • WRITER • EDITOR • ARCHER MAG
ALLYSE NEAR • NOVELIST
ALEXANDRA NEILL • COMIC • BLOGGER • NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS' FESTIVAL 
KIRA PURU • SONGWRITER
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN • DEPUTY ARTS EDITOR • THE AGE
LUKE RYAN • COMEDIAN • WRITER • MEMOIRIST
ELLENA SAVAGE • WRITER • EDITOR • CRITIC • THE LIFTED BROW
VERONICA SULLIVAN • WRITER • EDITOR • KILL YOUR DARLINGS
GILLIAN TERZIS • WRITER • HISTORY • POLITICS • CULTURE
BILLIE TUMARKIN • WRITER • BIRDEE
LOURIS VAN DE GEER • PLAYWRIGHT • DRAMATURG
STEPHANIE VAN SCHILT • EDITOR • COLUMNIST • THE REREADERS
SAM WALLMAN • CARTOONIST • COMICS JOURNALIST
LAURA WOOLLETT • NOVELIST
JESSICA YU • EDITOR • SHORT STORIES • POET • BETA NARRATIVES





For further details about the 30 Under 30 writers please head to mwf.com.au/30-under-30



30 Under 30 is supported by the Cornish Family and The Saturday Paper.


 

How The Funds Will Be Used

Melbourne Writers Festival is a not for profit organisation, and funds raised will go directly towards benefiting these 30 young Victorian writers through flights, accommodation and travel per diems towards various literary festivals globally and nationally.

In doing this, we are leveraging our membership as part of the global Word Alliance of international literary festivals. MWF is the Australian leader in international literary exchange and actively engaging the Word Alliance network. We are committed to providing an international platform and network for Australian writers, in particular the next generation.




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A$10 +Thanks for your supportYay! You're supporting these amazing young writers. Go you! You will receive: - acknowledgement on the MWF website - a digital personalised thank you from one of the writers - the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers
15 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2015
A$25 +30 Under 30 badge- a MWF 30 Under 30 badge. It's hot pink and pretty damn awesome. Wear it with pride and show your support during MWF 2015 and you're sure to get comments (and potentially hugs from the 30 Under 30 writers). - the above tier PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
27 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2015
A$50 +Personalised postcard- You will receive a lovely handwritten postcard from one of the 30 Under 30 writers from the city you helped send them to. It could be a illustration, comic or a heartfelt message of thanks and an update about the destination festival itself. Lucky you! - all of the above tiers PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
21 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2016
A$100 +30 Under 30 double pass- Hungry to see these amazing young writers on stage at Melbourne Writers Festival this year? You will receive a double pass to a Festival event featuring one of the 30 under 30. - all of the above tiers PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
17 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2015
A$250 +30 Under 30 Party invite- Festival fun times! You will receive an exclusive invite to 30 Under 30 party at Melbourne Writers Festival. There will be good times, drinks and dancing. - all of the above tiers PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
2 Chosen | 23 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2015
A$500 +MWF 10 Pack - Get into the MWF spirit and receive a 10 Pack (that's 10 standard Festival tickets!). Use your tickets to see the young writers on stage. Hear them in-conversation and share stories. What a great way to support this talented pool of writers! - all of the above tiers (excluding the double pass) PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
0 Chosen | 15 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2015
A$1000 +30 Under 30 Patron- Wow. It's confirmed, you are amazing. Your donation will go a long way in supporting these writers. You will receive thanks in print PLUS you'll get to have a coffee and conversation with a writer. - all of the above tiers PLUS the good feeling of supporting the next generation of young Victorian writers.
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2015