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 Grant Scheme of Things

A session all about grants and funding for writers – do they exist, how do you get one, and what do you do once you do have one? Find all this out and more!


Kanika Chopra

Kanika is an avid reader, occasional writer, and all around curious person.

Mia-Francesca Jones

Mia-Francesca Jones is a writer and researcher living on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

Dženana Vucic

Dženana Vucic is a Bosnian-Australian writer, poet and critic