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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.

The 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival will take place from Wednesday 19 June – Saturday 29 June.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Izzy Roberts-Orr

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alice Muhling

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

PROGRAM PRODUCER

Linh Nguyen

WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Fine Thought

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Loupe Studio

PHOTOGRAPHER

Zack Ahmed

CREATIVE PRODUCERS

Kirby Fenwick
Latifa Elmrini Gonzalez
Diem Nguyen
Lauren Sanders
Jim Thomas

EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD

Craig Semple (Chair)
Erica Chan (Secretary)
Sandra Stoklossa (Treasurer)
Fran Berry
Cate Blake
Tim Fisher
Latoyah Forsyth
Kirsten Freeman
Cara Sputore

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 2019 Program Advisory Committee is:

Dr Ali Alizadeh
Andy Butler
Jess Knight
Hannah Morphy-Walsh
Khalid Warsame

SUPPORTERS

We thank our generous supporters.

CONTACT

IN WRITING

PO Box 21251
Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 8011

PHONE

+(613) 9094 7839

OFFICE

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

EMAIL

You can also reach us via email here.