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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 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival will run from Wednesday 16 June – Saturday 26 June.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-CEO

Alice Muhling

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Millie Baylis

MARKETING & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR

Catherine Huang

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Zoe Rabb

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Diem Nguyen

FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATOR

Daniel Pope (@ppdans)

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Loupe Studio

WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Fine Thought

EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL BOARD

Craig Semple (Chair)
Fran Berry (Deputy Chair)
Erica Chan (Secretary)
Lisa Sadana (Treasurer)
Andy Butler
Tim Fisher
Latoyah Forsyth
Christine Gordon
Cara Sputore
Arwen Summers

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 2020 Program Advisory Committee is:

Jonathan Craig
Samira Farah
Carly Findlay OAM
Vanamali Hermans
Hella Ibrahim
Leah Jing McIntosh

SUPPORTERS

We thank our generous supporters.

CONTACT

IN WRITING

PO Box 21251
Little Lonsdale St
Wurundjeri Country
Melbourne VIC 8011

OFFICE

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

EMAIL

You can also reach us via email here.

PHONE

+(613) 9094 7839

Please note that, due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, we’re not always in the office to answer the phone. Email is best for a quick response!