In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the precautionary measures advised by local and global health authorities, the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has made the pro-active decision to shift the 2020 festival completely online and is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 16 – Tuesday 23 June 2020 via the EWF website emergingwritersfestival.com.au.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. The Festival develops, nurtures and promotes Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. This continues in 2020 with the online festival featuring storytellers of all kinds in an inspiring eight-day program of performances, professional development and innovative digital programming.

EWF has a strong track record of presenting an online content-centric festival, as seen through EWF’s Digital Writers’ Festival and the EWFDigital stream.

The 2020 Emerging Writers’ Festival will challenge what a traditional literary festival looks like. Through virtual webinars, live streams, podcasts and digital projects, EWF will deliver engaging arts and literary events straight to lounge rooms, bedrooms and offices around the world.

The festival is accessible anywhere, anytime by anyone with an internet connection, and many of the events in the program are free.

The EWF team is dedicated to presenting an exciting and engaging digital festival in June this year, despite the challenging circumstances presented by COVID-19:

We are excited to be able to move forward with an online festival, as we feel that now – more than ever – it is vitally important to provide platforms for art and artists, and to also provide inspiration and opportunities to our audiences,” says Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) Artistic Director Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh.

The full program will be announced in early June and is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection via the EWF website: emergingwritersfestival.com.au