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

EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD

Latoyah Forsyth (Chair)

Erica Chan

Gabrielle Ryan

Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Michelle Kurrle

Melentie Pandilovski

Julia Carlomagno

Henry Koehne

Learn more about our Board here.

FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATOR

Nathalia Suizu

GRAPHIC DESIGN

AMICI

WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Fine Thought

2023 FESTIVAL FRONT OF HOUSE

Eric Butler
Cai Bardsley
Andrew Le
Megan Payne

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

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.

SUPPORTERS

We thank our generous supporters.