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.
PO Box 21251
Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 8011
We are located in the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas.
You can reach us via email here.
The EWF Team
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-CEO
MARKETING & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR
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 2022 Program Advisory Committee is:
Leah Jing McIntosh
Thank you to all the outgoing members of the 2021 Program Advisory Committee for your wonderful contributions.