Returning in-person over a whole weekend at EWF24, the 2024 National Writers’ Conference is the place for emerging writers to advance their skills, hear from leaders in the literary sphere, and forge connections within the publishing industry.
As the centrepiece event of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Writers’ Conference informs and inspires writers of all genres and styles, and features publishing professionals, fellow emerging writers, and literary virtuosos. Audiences will walk away with new friends, professional contacts, and a plethora of fresh knowledge and inspiration.

  • WHEN: 7 – 8 September 2024
  • WHERE: The Wheeler Centre (tickets for online stream released at EWF24 Program Launch)
  • PROGRAMFull program coming soon
  • TICKETS: Earlybird discounts available for Full, Concession and First Nations tickets.

Earlybird discounts are now available for full weekend passes to the in-person Conference for a limited time only! A weekend pass gets you into all panel discussions, workshops and keynote talks.

Claim your earlybird discount now, before the tickets go back to full price!

If you’re unable to attend in person, there will be the option to purchase a digital pass when full-priced tickets become available. This pass will give you access to the conference livestream.

You can also add on a Pitch It! session with an Australian publisher! As part of the 2024 National Writers’ Conference, we’re offering a chance to get pitch coaching and to practice pitching to an Australian publisher. After your coaching at the Conference, you’ll receive a digital invitation to your 5-minute Pitch It! session, which will run strictly on 15 September 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: While the pitch coaching takes place during the Conference. For accessibility reasons, the Pitch It! sessions will be taking place online on 15 September 2024. If you book a Pitch-It! session, please ensure your availability on both dates.

2024 National Writers’ Conference earlybird discounts are available in Full, Concession, and First Nations weekend passes until 1 August 2024.