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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Free & The Early Words

The Early Words: Responding to Art

PLEASE NOTE: Eloise Grills is unwell and no longer able to facilitate this workshop.

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!

Start your morning sitting amongst our festival exhibition and reflecting on how visual art inspires the written word. Join writer and artist Eloise Grills for a workshop on both observing and creating art in new, conversational ways.

This program is proudly supported by:


The Early Words: Responding to Art will be held at No Vacancy Gallery in the QV Centre. This is a in-person event. 

Wheelchair Accessible 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Enter via Jane Bell Lane (off Russell Street). Please use the gallery door for wheelchair access. Lifts are located on the Gallery’s floor in the QV centre and provide access to the QV building. 


Access to Public transport including Tram and Melbourne Central Train line station. 

Accessible Toilet 

Bathrooms are accessed outside the venue and in the QV Centre. Accessible toilets are available on the first floor. 


Paid parking available in the QV Centre. No free parking available. 

More Information via No Vacancy Gallery

Friday 24 June
8.30-9.30am AEST

Free, bookings essential

No Vacancy Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


Eloise Grills

Eloise Grills is an award-winning writer, comics artist and poet living on Dja Dja Wurrung country.