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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If there’s one thing we know for sure: writers and readers love gossip. While we can’t condone the sharing of real literary gossip, or even blind items, join some of EWF’s favourite writers as they share the most scandalous gossip they could imagine – emphasis on imagine. Come along to hear the juiciest made-up stories of silly scandals and fake feuds.

Grab your tickets below or here.


Auslan, Wheelchair, accessible toilets, service animal, guided assistance, street parking bay

Thursday 15 June, 6pm

Meat Market
The Stables 2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne VIC 3051


Dana Mitchell

Dana Mitchell is an emerging playwright, poet and comedian from Melbourne.

Adalya Nash Hussein

Adalya Nash Hussein is a writer and editor.

Sophie Tegan Gardiner

Sophie Tegan Gardiner is a writer and editor originally from Aotearoa.

Jack Vening

Jack Vening is a Naarm-based writer of short fiction, TV and comedy.

Ari Tampubolon

Ari Tampubolon is a performance artist working across filmmaking, writing, experimental performance, and commercial drag forms.