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.

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Free, Online, Professional Development & Workshop

Digital Writing Jam

CORRECTION: The Digital Writing Jam starts at 2pm on Monday 20 June. The following day’s Jams will commence at 11am.

Make the most of sharing your writing online by creating work especially for the digital world! More and more publications are interested in seeing writing that explores the wide world of digital writing. If you’re a writer who’s never made digital work, or a digital artist who hasn’t made something literary before, get inspired at our Digital Writing Jam.

To help you try something new, Voiceworks Editorial Committee Members La Fielding and Chantelle McColl will be leading the jam on chat platform Discord, sharing writing prompts, inspiration, and their knowledge of digital writing and editing. The Express Media x Emerging Writers Festival Jam will feature: daily warm-ups; daily live sessions with guest hosts to chat about digital tools, form and craft; new friends and colleagues in the digital arts.

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Digital Writing Jam is an conversational online workshop, hosted via Discord. 

You’ll be able to participate by logging on to the EWF Discord server on the day. Join our Discord channel here. 

Discord is where a lot of the daily conversations will take place between attendees during EWF. You’ll be able to join our general chat, or use The Early Words channel to workshop your words. 

Monday June 20 – Wednesday 22
11am-3pm AEST


Online, via Discord


Chantelle McColl

Chantelle McColl (24) is a writer and editor based in Melbourne, Narrm, who specialises in video game analysis and experimental writing.

Lara Fielding

Lara Fielding lives and works on unceded Wurundjeri Country.