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 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival will run from Wednesday 16 June – Saturday 26 June.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-CEO
MARKETING & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR
Daniel Pope (@ppdans)
EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD
Craig Semple (Chair)
Fran Berry (Deputy Chair)
Erica Chan (Secretary)
Lisa Sadana (Treasurer)
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 2020 Program Advisory Committee is:
Carly Findlay OAM
Leah Jing McIntosh