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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Programming Commitments

Industry and Community Forums

Since 2014, EWF has invited key industry professionals to engage in closed forums that have covered topics from Queer Writers, Pay the Writers, Women in Writing, Writers with Disability, First Nations Australian Writers, Self-Care in the Arts and Emerging at Any Age. These forums have made public statements of support to emerging writers in these communities, and EWF has committed to the needs of these communities being central to programming outcomes.