Support the future of Australian storytelling

Each year, Emerging Writers’ Festival brings together Australia’s best emerging writers and storytellers for eleven days of performances, professional development opportunities and panels.

As a not-for-profit organisation, EWF relies on donations to continue to provide a platform, training and support for Australia’s emerging writers and storytellers.

Our alumni include multi-award-winning poet and author Maxine Beneba Clarke, acclaimed writer Bri Lee, and YA author and editor Alison Evans. These writers and many more were given their start at EWF and went on to build successful careers in Australia and abroad.

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Pen Pal program

Help us support the next generation of incredible storytellers and become an EWF Pen Pal today.

For as little as $20, you’ll receive an acknowledgement on our website, receive an invite to our glittering opening night party and be able to bask in the glory of being an EWF donor.

What are you waiting for?

Become a Pen Pal

Annual Supporter program

Ensure the longevity of Emerging Writers’ Festival by becoming an Annual Supporter. Our Annual Supporter program helps us produce our flagship festival, the Digital Writers’ Festival and year-round opportunities to nurture Australia’s next generation of storytellers.

As part of our Annual Supporter program, you’ll receive an acknowledgement on our website and in our printed program, a VIP invitation to our opening night gala and receive exclusive access to the latest festival news.

Donor Levels
Champion: $2,000+
Protagonist: $1,000+
Advocate: $500+

Become an Annual Supporter

How much would you like to donate today?

Whether you’re a Pen Pal or a Protagonist, every dollar counts! Here are some of the ways your donation helps us create the annual festival:

  • $70 covers one night of per diems for an interstate artist
  • $200 supports an artist to appear at the Emerging Writers’ Festival
  • $500 contributes to the creation of a session at the National Writers’ Conference
  • $1,000+ supports the programming and delivery of a performance event at EWF

EWF is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status – all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If you would like more information on how you can support the Emerging Writers’ Festival, please call Alice Muhling on (03) 9094 7877 or email us here.

Thank you to all our generous supporters.

Champions – $2,000+
John & Paula McLeod
Terrance Mullane
Craig Semple
Andrea Spencer

Protagonists – $1,000+
Justine Hyde

Advocates – $500+
Caitlin Burns
Natalie Hickey
Stephen Rebikoff
Cara Sputore

Pen Pals
Edward Burger
Jason Craig
Maree Daffy
Gillian Downie
Brooke Dunnell
Jennie Fraine
Kirsten Freeman
Lynette Hinings-Marshall
Mary Masters
Elizabeth Orr
David Ryding
Michael Ullmer