Last month, I put up a MWF personality quiz, which you can do here if you haven’t already. I thought I’d follow up with some MWF 2010 itineraries for each of the personalities:
- For Wannabe Writers, no MWF experience would be complete without a seminar or workshop, and these range from character building (of the imaginary kind)* to online promotion to creating widely read fiction with Bryce Courtney*.
- Cash Cows should bring their wallets/purses along to Eclectic Bookshops, a shopping tour disguised as a literary festival event, where they can abuse their credit cards at ‘little known and interesting specialist bookshops…[and] a choice city cafe’. They might also enjoy wining and dining at Sofitel: Writers & Tea, 25 Years of French Food Writing (and Eating)* and Middle Eastern Adventures with Greg and Lucy Malouf.
- Too Cool For School kids already possess tickets to sold out events such as Bret Easton Ellis* and Joss Whedon*. They’re also keeping mum on Liner Notes: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Magazine**.
- Centrelink Bums should take advantage of free festival events such as Meanjin, Overland and Going Down Swinging: Birthday Stories and Albert Camus: Birthday Stories.
- Introducing a handful of writers and writer events at the start of each day, The Morning Fix @ Feddish is a must for Festival Virgins. Out-of-towner Virgins should also try MyStory, a free walking tour through Melbourne’s laneways.
For more helpful MWF itineraries (and laffs), check out Sam Cooney’s ‘Hay everyone gess what?’.
*Already sold out.
**Magazine is a refurbished shipping container showcasing both new and established literary journals such as Overland, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, and Kill Your Darlings.