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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Alisa Ahmed

Alisa Ahmed is the senior editor at Ultimo Press. She is passionate about championing authors from different backgrounds, and loves stories written from unique perspectives, stories that make change, and stories that inspire. She began her publishing career at Greene & Heaton Literary Agency in London and has experience working closely with authors, negotiating contracts, and selling international rights. Whilst in this role she established and ran the Greene Door initiative, an initiative developed for writers of colour to gain traction in the industry. More recently, she worked in production at Scribe Publications.

Thursday 16 June
10am-4pm AEST

Masterclass: Fiction

Over a full day, learn from debut authors, writers with multiple books under their belts, and the publishing pros about the different stages of fiction-writing.