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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Poetics of Space Making: A Self-Guided Workshop

In writing, we are so often worried about getting from A to B – whether that is moving the narrator or character from one place to another, getting dialog from one character to another, or information from the narrator to the reader – we often forget about the spaces that surround ourselves, our words, our ideas, and our readers. These spaces have shapes, sounds, vibrations, feelings, resistances, echoes, and other presences in the world that call out to the writer and reader who take the time to listen and feel. This workshop is designed to get you to spend an hour listening to and feeling these physical and metaphorical spaces with the intention of learning to incorporate them into your writing.

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An audio-guided version of the workshop can be found here. Preview the first part below.