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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Birthday Party!

Emerging Writers’ Festival and Williamstown Literary Festival are both turning 20, and you’re invited to their birthday party! Situated in a laneway bar in the heart of Williamstown, come for a drink, games, a slice of cake and of course the party playlist. Hear the founders of both festivals in conversation with current artistic directors, as they reflect on the past two decades.

Presented in partnership with Williamstown Literary Festival.

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Street parking bay available.

Venue entrance is wheelchair accessible.

We apologise in advance, the venue’s toilets are not accessible friendly.

EWF will update patrons with arrangements for accessible toilets to be made available for the duration of this event. Thank you for understanding.

Sunday 18 June, 6pm

Peachy Keen
REAR of 82/84 Ferguson St, Williamstown VIC 3016


Angela Altair

Angela co-founded Willy Lit Fest and was its first President.

Esther Anatolitis

Esther Anatolitis is one of Australia’s most influential advocates for arts and culture.

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh is a writer, producer, arts worker and the Artistic Director and co-CEO of EWF.

Emily Westmoreland

Emily Westmoreland is the Program Director of Willy Lit Fest and runs Dinner Party Press.