Posted August 27, 2015

A novel excitement: Melbourne reveals its favourite book moments

From Roald Dahl and Harry Potter, to the quotes of William Shakespeare, the Melbourne Writers Festival Instabooth at Fed Square is shining a light on our favourite literary moments.


Festival Director and lifelong bookworm, Lisa Dempster (above), says the introduction of the Instabooth at the 30th anniversary festival is a reflection of the program’s new focus – the audience.

“For 30 years Melbourne Writers Festival has been bringing people together to talk about books, writing and ideas. In 2015, more than ever before, we’ve developed a program that responds to the people and places of Melbourne.”


Designed by Melbourne Writers Festival and their creative agency, Sweet Creative, the Instabooth was inspired by their 2015 marketing campaign featuring audience members sharing their own reading moments.


Like the festival, the Instabooth welcomes all types of readers, whether you’re paying tribute to most-loved authors, confessing guilty pleasure novels or recalling your happiest reading place.

As well as providing festival-goers with a photo souvenir, the Instabooth paints a picture of Melbourne’s readers. Inside the booth, people have been snapped recounting their ‘very first book’, reads they just ‘can’t forget’, that time they ‘wrote a play’ and their goal ‘to finish a Tolstoy novel’.


See more reading moments on the Melbourne Writers Festival website and on their instagram account @melbwritersfest.

The Instabooth is open in The Atrium at Fed Square from Friday to Sunday until 30 August.