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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Melanie Saward

Melanie Saward is a proud descendant of the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples. She is a writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich), Queensland. She is the managing editor of Djed Press, and her writing has been published in Flock, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, New Australian Fiction 2019, and she’s currently collaborating with Brooke Blurton on two middle-grade rom-coms due for release by HarperCollins Books Australia in 2023.

Thursday 23 June
10am-4pm AEST

Masterclass: Editing for Writers

Learn how to make the best of being your own (first) editor.