The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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16 June, 2023

$20 for 20 years of EWF!

In January of 2003, the Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival (Express Media’s newest program developed from their beloved Make it Up zine fair) took Australia’s literary community by storm. This earliest iteration of Emerging...

21 August, 2023

Josh King at EWF23 | Regional Scribe Reflection

Fringe leather jackets, olive oil, Marian apparitions, the perils of writing family. Is this a deranged shopping list?  These are just some of the things lingering in my mind after attending the Emerging Writers’ Festival. It’s fair to say t...