About the Emerging Writers’ Festival

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The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences.

Through the flagship festival in Melbourne and an annual program of events, EWF provides opportunities for emerging writers to develop professionally, and supports them to engage new and larger audiences. We are a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

The 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival will take place from Wednesday 19 June – Saturday 29 June.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Izzy Roberts-Orr

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Will Dawson

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Aisha Trambas

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Julianna Toth

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Katie Wilkins

PROGRAM PRODUCER

Linh Nguyen

WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Fine Thought

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Loupe Studio

2018 FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATION

Freda Chiu

2018 FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Snehargo Ghosh

2018 CREATIVE PRODUCERS

Vishaka Kumar
Mia McAuslan
Duyen Nguyen
Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh
Christian Tsoutsouvas

EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD

Craig Semple (Chair)
Erica Chan (Secretary)
Sandra Stoklossa (Treasurer)
Fran Berry
Cate Blake
Tim Fisher
Latoyah Forsyth
Kirsten Freeman
Andrea Spencer
Cara Sputore

PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Each year the EWF works with a small group of writers and industry professionals with strong local and national networks to develop the festival program. The 2018 Program Advisory Committee is:

Andy Butler
Jax Jacki Brown
Kat Clarke
Bronte Coates
Hannah Donnelly
Dr Melinda Harvey
Khalid Warsame

SUPPORTERS

We thank our generous supporters.

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CONTACT

IN WRITING

PO Box 21251
Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 8011

PHONE

+(613) 9094 7839

OFFICE

We are located in the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas.

EMAIL

You can also reach us via email here.