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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2023 Program Launch: New Growth

You’re cordially invited to the unveiling of the 2023 Emerging Writers’ Festival program on Tuesday, 16 May from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Since 2003, our festival has been tending to Australia’s budding literary talent, establishing roots between writers, nurturing their professional development, and introducing them to new audiences. Join us in celebrating EWF’s 20th birthday, with the launch of the 2023 festival program at The Wheeler Centre.

Hear from festival artists Renay Barker-Mulholland, Gabriella Munoz, Cecile Richard and Beau Windon, and the EWF programming team, as they reflect on gradations and growth through writing and interactive reading. Afterwards, mingle, grab a drink, and explore the program through a specially commissioned, interactive, digital work.

Be part of the new growth of Australia’s emerging writing.