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.
Operating Monday – Thursday
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
Latoyah Forsyth (Chair)
Fran Berry (Deputy Chair)
Erica Chan (Secretary)
Lisa Sadana (Treasurer)
2023 FESTIVAL FRONT OF HOUSE
This year’s volunteers are part of an ongoing collaboration with RMIT University’s Writing and Publishing Program to establish skills building and developmental opportunities within the literary sector.