Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Tuesday May 9, 2017
6:15 PM


Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Auslan Interpreter/s

Mark Sandon

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Join us at the Wheeler Centre for the launch of our 2017 program.

It’s a tough time to be an emerging writer. Cuts to the arts and growing hostility in this uncertain, ‘post-truth’ world are enough to make anyone want to give up writing and become an accountant.

But, more than ever, we need our storytellers. Join us for the launch of the 2017 Emerging Writers’ Festival program. Hot off the press, it’s an essential part of Australia’s literary calendar, packed with events for emerging storytellers – including performances, workshops and professional development opportunities that will help you to sustain and develop your practice.

In a night of community and solidarity amongst writers hosted by EWF Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr, Julie Koh, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Maurial Spearim and Khalid Warsame will share sincere, silly and surprising stories about what fuels their writing, no matter the obstacles – and no matter the cultural tides running against them. So steady your chattering teeth, and say it with us: everything’s … fine.

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.

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