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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The Early Words: BYO Dreams

The Early Words are low-pressure workshops to help you get started on something. Create for your eyes only or get an idea for a larger project going, with guidance from a facilitator and support from the other writers taking part – all writing levels are welcome!

Inviting participants to creatively respond to their dreams and take inspiration from the in-between of sleeping and waking. Join writer and artist Chi Tran as they guide you through some early morning writing prompts centered around the theme of ‘dreams’. Whether you had a dream last night, last year, keep a dream diary or have a ghost of a memory stuck in your head, this is a relaxed opportunity to give these thoughts life, let them breathe and see what happens!

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The Early Words: BYO Dream is an 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. 

Wednesday 22 June
8.30-9.30AM AEST


Online, via Discord


Chi Tran

Chi Tran is a writer, editor and filmmaker interested in thinking about language as an active lifeform, and as a site for devotion and prayer.