The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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About the Emerging Writers’ Festival

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.


Contact

IN WRITING

PO Box 21251
Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 8011

OFFICE

We are located in the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas.

Operating Monday – Thursday

EMAIL

You can reach us via email here.


The EWF Team

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-CEO

Jes Layton

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Jess Zanoni

MARKETING & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR

Henry Farnan

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Megan Payne

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Kanika Chopra

SUPPORTERS

We are endlessly thankful to our generous community of supporters.

EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD

Latoyah Forsyth (Chair)

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (co-Secretary)

Amiee Davis (co-Secretary)

Gabrielle Ryan (Deputy Treasurer)

Erica Chan

Michelle Kurrle

Melentie Pandilovski

Julia Carlomagno

Henry Koehne

Guy Edwards

Learn more about our Board here.

2024 FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATOR

Stay tuned for our 2024 Illustrator!

2024 GRAPHIC DESIGN

AMICI

2024 GUEST CURATOR

Mackenzie Lee

2024 RICHELL PRIZE COORDINATOR

Hasib Hourani

2024 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Eric Butler

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

Festival Volunteers are part of an ongoing partnership with RMIT University’s Creative Writing, Editing and and Publishing programs to establish skills building and developmental opportunities within the literary sector.

2024 WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Fine Thought