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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Emily Bitto

Emily Bitto is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The manuscript of her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award, and the published novel went on to win the 2015 Stella Prize. Her second novel, Wild Abandon, won the prestigious Margaret and Colin Roderick Award in 2022. Emily has a Masters in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne and has been teaching for over a decade. She is currently a teacher in the Faber Writing Academy’s Writing a Novel course.

Saturday 17 June, 4pm

Faber Anthology Launch

Get on down to The Moat for the launch of the Faber Writing Anthology, hosted by novelists and tutors Miles Allinson and Emily Bitto.