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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Panel & Professional Development

Beyond Solitude

The romantic vision of the solo artists persists. However, loneliness is antithetical to being a writer, and our work is enriched by community. In this panel, RMIT students and staff exchange ideas, skills, and viewpoints on stimulating creativity, and fostering connections.

Presented in partnership with:


Wheelchair, Service Animal, Quiet Room (Reception/Level 3 Library), Hearing Loop, Accessible toilets

Thursday 22 June, 11AM

The Wheeler Centre
Performance Space Level 2, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC


Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is a Melbourne-based writer and literary agent.

Luke Horton

Luke Horton is a writer, an editor and a creative writing lecturer from Naarm.

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is the author of the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson.