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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Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: The White Girl, Ghost River, and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, ‘Father’s Day’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘Common People’. In 2021 he released a poetry book, Whisper Songs, and a new short story collection, Dark As Last Night, both published by University of Queensland Press.


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.