Rebecca MacFarling announced as new CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival

Rebecca MacFarling has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Writers Festival and will take over from outgoing CEO Shona Barrett who has been with MWF for the past seven years.

Rebecca has held roles at Musica Viva Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Bangarra Dance Theatre, as well as being the interim CEO of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. She currently serves on the board of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival will run from 30 August to 8 September 2019.