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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Ennis Ćehić

Ennis Ćehić focuses on ideas of displacement, creativity and existentialism. His writing has been published in a variety of publications including Meanjin, Assemble Papers and Going Down Swinging. In 2018, Ennis was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme. He was mentored by Nam Le.

He is the author of New Metonyms, a literary photography book about his homeland Bosnia & Herzegovina, released with photographer Shantanu Starick in 2020. Sadvertising, his debut work of fiction, was released in March 2022 by Penguin Random House.

He lives and works between Melbourne and Sarajevo.

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.