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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Melbourne Recital Centre Writers’ Residency

In 2019, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Emerging Writers’ Festival are thrilled to continue the Writers in Residence program, exploring and expanding the creative possibilities of arts writing. We’re looking for three emerging writers who are keen to develop their critical and creative practice through responding to performance works.

Through the program, selected writers will produce works in response to Melbourne Recital Centre’s concerts and presentations for publication on the Soundescapes website and participate in an event as part of the 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Each writer will receive a $1200 stipend and double pass tickets to selected performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, to be decided by the participating writers in consultation with the team. Writers will each complete a minimum of 3 pieces that link in some way to the broader Melbourne Recital Centre program for publication on the Soundescapes website within 4 weeks of the selected performance.

Selected writers will meet monthly with an appointed mentor to discuss progress and edits, as well as the EWF Artistic Director and Melbourne Recital Centre Staff when required.

Applications have now closed.