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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE 

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SPECIAL EVENTS 

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PERFORMANCE EVENTS 

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EWF X 

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MORE PERFORMANCE EVENTS 

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LATE NIGHT LIT 

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MASTERCLASSES 

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INTENSIVES 

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WRITERS’ NIGHT SCHOOLS 

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WORK IN PROGRESS 

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BOOKED UP 

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NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 

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LOCAL LIBRARIES 

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THE EARLY WORDS 

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LUNCHTIME LIT 

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YOUNGER WRITERS’ PROGRAM 

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS 

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GET INVOLVED 

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ABOUT THE EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL 

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ACCESS

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TICKETING 

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We acknowledge that the Emerging Writers’ Festival takes place on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung lands. We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and to the wider Kulin Nation.


WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

Every year the Emerging Writers’ Festival creates a temporary community for storytellers and word-nerds with eleven days of performances, professional development, parties and more spread across the CBD and suburbs of Melbourne. This year, we invite you to speculate with us – to consider the possibilities of the future and the consequences of today. Amidst the pressures of our modern world, political unrest and the new frontiers of how we engage with and receive media and information, it can seem frivolous to write at all – and yet, we must. It is the responsibility of our writers to uncover, to record, to question, to critique and to witness. Whether you’re here to work on your own craft, or to discover the work of others, we hope you’ll feel at home in this space – that you’ll help build it with us, and that the conversations, connection and inspiration you find here resonates long after the festival closes. We hope you’ll be fortified, challenged and inspired by this program, and reminded of the vitality and necessity of literature, especially in times like these.

Izzy Roberts-Orr Artistic Director

Message from the Minister for Creative Industries Welcome to the 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival, now in its 16th year. Creativity and opportunity collide as writers explore new platforms for their work, connect to bigger audiences, gain valuable insights from industry experts and hone their craft. Readers will come across new ideas and voices, and together we’ll ask ourselves what’s in store for writers, books and stories in the future. The Andrews Labor Government is proud to back the festival and writers at all stages of their careers. It’s set to be a thrilling journey through the imaginations of Australia’s rising literary superstars. Martin Foley Minister for Creative Industries

Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne The City of Melbourne is proud to support the 16th Emerging Writers’ Festival, an integral part of our UNESCO City of Literature. Melbourne is renowned as a creative city, where new talent is nurtured and diverse voices are heard. So storytellers, immerse yourselves in a world of words, learn and develop your craft by attending the incredible masterclasses, writers’ night schools and the National Writers’ Conference. Please enjoy the 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival. Sally Capp Lord Mayor

Welcome to the future

You have here in your hands a passport to tomorrow – a glimpse at the future being crafted by some of our brightest and most vital storytellers. We have a proud history of platforming voices you haven’t heard from yet, and we’re thrilled to present another program brimming with brilliant wordsmiths of all kinds.

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WeLCoMe to the future


openIng nIght: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER Date: Wednesday 19 June, 7pm Venue: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Price: Free (bookings essential)

How loud are the lies of the powerful, yet how strong are the voices speaking truth? In honour of the stories that have been silenced and those who will not let them be lost, we open the festival by reflecting on the practice of truth-telling. Includes the announcement of the recipients of the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing. With Paola Balla, Eugenia Flynn and Vicki Couzens Beats by SojuGang Hosted by Izzy Roberts-Orr

CLoSIng nIght partY: STAY GOLD Date: Saturday 29 June, 7pm Price: $21 full/$16 concession

The sun is setting on the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019. Celebrate the twilight hour with us in this final night of shining performances. Speculative futures and visions abound as we turn our faces to the rising sun of what’s on earth’s horizon. We hope to see you sparkling in gold as we go down swinging after another year! With Manisha Anjali, Eugen Bacon, Shel Calopa, SJ Finch and more Hosted by Emily Munro-Harrison

openIng nIght / CLoSIng nIght

Venue: Brunswick Mechanics Institute

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SPECIAL EVENTS

WAYS OF LISTENING

EWF ZINE FAIR

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 7pm

Date:  Saturday 29 June, 11am–3pm

Venue:  State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Price:  $30 full/$25 concession

“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen

Music moves us in ways that can both elicit and evade linguistic interpretation. Our three Melbourne Recital Centre Writers in Residence have been putting the “muse” in music by blurring, bending and breaking the rules of critical writing about the arts throughout the year. Join us for an experimental evening of speech and sound that moves between poetry, discussion and performance as they trace the origins of their musical influences, accompanied by a diverse lineup of live music.

Special Events

With Kiara Lindsay, Caitlin McGregor, Xanthea O’Connor plus surprise musical guests Hosted by Mama Alto Presented in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre and State Library Victoria

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In the spirit of DIY we’re transforming theatre into marketplace for this crafternoon. Peruse quality zines and self-published work by some of Melbourne’s finest makers. Expressions of interest for zine fair stallholders will open in May. Check the website for more information.

WAYS OF LOOKING Date:  Friday 21 and Sunday 23 June, 2–4pm Venue:  National Gallery of Victoria Price:  $35 full/$30 concession

Ways of Looking is an interactive workshop where participants encounter a work of art, and craft a written response. Nancy Langham-Hooper, an art historian and writer, will encourage participants to think and write visually, using several major artworks from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria as inspiration. Learn how art historians look at the formal aspects of art, as well as how an artist’s biography and cultural context can enhance and deepen any written depiction of an artwork, in both fiction and nonfiction. Presented in partnership with Writers Victoria and supported by City of Melbourne


2222 Date:  Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 June Venue:  State Library Victoria Times:  Sessions run between 12–2pm, see website for details Price:  $10

What will the library look like in 2222? Have humans shot for the stars, leaving the last of our histories within a supercomputer at the heart of the La Trobe Reading Room? Will the walls of the Redmond Barry Reading Room be lined with the spines of holographic titles? From robot librarians to a biological bank storing extinct species’ DNA, we’ve asked six of our favourite emerging writers to imagine the far future of State Library Victoria. We invite you to pop on some headphones and hear their visions of utopias, dystopias and more.

EWF EXHIBITION: FUTURE TRUTHS Venue:  Online at digital.emergingwritersfestival.org.au

Artists from near and far explore the relationship between physical and digital realms. From the tangible to the ephemeral, encounter artist responses in unlikely spaces. Consider the past, explore the present and create visions for the future as you weave your way through EWF19.

FUTURE TRUTHS LAUNCH Date:  Monday 24 June, 6pm Venue:  Loop Project Space & Bar Price:  Free

With Claire G. Coleman, Georgia Kartas, Olivia Muscat, Adalya Nash Hussein, Mira Schlosberg, Tegan Webb Produced by Thanh Hằng Phạm Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria

Celebrate the launch of our 2019 Festival Exhibition – Future Truths. We gather in Loop to reveal the exhibition and hear readings from our festival special edition of Inhabit Journal. We’ll get ekphrastic and fantastic through creative, critical, playful and poetic responses.

EWF DIGITAL

With Gemma Mahadeo, Sonia Nair, Daniel Ward and more Presented in collaboration with Inhabit Journal

EWF Digital is the festival unbound by time or space. Step through the portal to get collaborative, creative and connected throughout the festival dates. The program will feature access to live-streamed IRL events, dedicated URL projects and podcasts, opportunities to share your own writing and more. The full EWF Digital program will be announced online 15 May.

THE GAZETTE Free to pick up at all EWF venues. Featuring criticism, interviews, opinion and profiles of EWF and its artists, The Gazette is a dynamic daily newspaper produced, published and distributed around Melbourne. Presented in partnership with RMIT University, non/fictionLab and Bowen Street Press

Special Events

Venue:  Online at digital.emergingwritersfestival.org.au

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PERFORMANCE EVENTS

Discover your new favourite artists in our famed performance events.

A RAVEN, A WRITING DESK

CLOSER TO THE MOON

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 7pm

Date:  Saturday 22 June, 7pm

Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Venue:  Footscray Community Arts Centre

Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

What happens when we free ourselves from the sterile language of ‘mental illness and health’ to explore writers’ relationships with their minds? Personify your diagnosis. Rename your neurosis. Reclaim each and every contradictory feeling about your inner workings: ups, downs, digressions and all.

Under the stars we’ll gather again in celebration of the longest night in our year, and the mysterious orb that guards it. Moon: she is ruler of our harvests, shifter of our tides, and a beacon of both constancy and change. A night of performances, poetry and projection celebrating our connection to the Moon – astrological, physical and spiritual.

A night of storytelling dedicated to defining our own experiences, and recognising mental illness as both obstacle and inspiration. With Joel Burrows, Robin M Eames, Heidi Everett, Madison Griffiths, Gemma Mahadeo and Andrea Mendez Hosted by Leah Avene

RADICAL Date:  Saturday 22 June, 6pm

Performance Events

Venue:  The Toff in Town

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Price:  $21 full/$16 concession  |  $10 for National Writers’

Conference Weekend Pass holders “Radical simply means ‘grasping things at the root’.” — Angela Davis

Who better to reflect on our trajectory of social change than those who’ve been around to witness it? Hear wise writers performing odes to the agitators, activists, and historical moments that have brought us to where we now stand. With Quinn Eades, KA Nelson and more

With Tiyami Amum, Zhi Yi Cham, Gabriela Georges, Georgia Mill, Brooke Murray and Jennifer Nguyen Hosted by Lay the Mystic

AMAZING BABES Date:  Tuesday 25 June, 7pm Venue:  Melba Speigeltent Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

It’s Amazing Babes’ sixth anniversary and we’re back by popular demand. We champion and elevate the feminine forces behind these powerful writers’ lives and work. We’ll gather again to honour the babes that make our lives better, from the fictional to the familial and beyond. Includes the announcement of the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. With Kat Clarke, Heather Joan Day, Haneen Martin, Ayan Shirwa, Tanya Vavilova and Pauline Vetuna Hosted by DJ Abyss


HISTORY’S FAKEST SPEECHES: TURNING POINTS

VANISHING ECOLOGIES

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 7pm

Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

Prepare to warp the space-time continuum with these fictionalised speeches from pivotal moments in history, both real and imagined. To keep us from tearing our hair out as we live through a time we couldn’t make up, six comics take the stage to deliver satirical sermons, raw rants and lewd lectures so fake they’re almost believable.

Date:  Friday 28 June, 7pm

An elegy to the spectrum of beautiful, weird and erotic wonders of the natural world. Writers explore the idea of moving beyond sustainability and towards regeneration – with intimate performances on the species we’ll miss if we don’t change our ways. With Nic Alea, Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn, Em König, Alice Robinson and Ishack Sonlay Hosted by Jane Rawson

With Hella Ibrahim, Jayden Masciulli, Anna Piper Scott, Sammaneh ‘Shampoo’ Poursh and more Hosted by Scott Limbrick and Elyce Phillips

HYSTERICAL Date:  Thursday 27 June, 7pm Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

A night of unrestrained and unashamed comedy. Prepare to witness this talented slew of sharp-witted and silver-tongued comedy babes doing what they do best. With Jess Knight, Iris Lee, Hannah Samuel, Claire Sullivan, Margot Tranjutco and Emily White Hosted by Vidya Rajan

Performance Events

Price:  $21 full/$16 concession

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EWF X

This year, we’re stoked to team up with some of this city’s brightest emerging curators and collectives to present four evenings of stellar performances and fresh perspectives. Creating community and culture from screen to zine and worlds in between. Venue:  Loop Project Space & Bar

  Price:  $10, NOTAFLOF* *NOTAFLOF = No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds

EWF x I SEE YOU: REFLECTIONS

EWF x YO SOY: FUEGO

Date:  Monday 24 June, 7.30pm

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 7.30pm

What does it mean to see ourselves on screen?

Latinx art collective Yo Soy are launching their first zine, ¡Ay, Mi Chicle! and hosting an evening of fuego readings and visual art to celebrate. Fuego stokes our internal fire, fight, heat and light, elevating the voices and experiences of Latinx artists in Australia.

EWF x I SEE YOU is a multidisciplinary performance of creative film criticism. This event showcases artists from various practices responding to films that speak to their notion of culture and identity. With a focus on black voices and decolonial perspectives, we consider how the special films in our lives help shape our sense of self. With Sha Gaze, Mimo Mukii, Brett Lee (Pirritu), Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga and Kalu Oji Hosted by Ayan Shirwa

EWF x THE WAITING ROOM ARTS COMPANY: SPACED

EWF X

Date:  Tuesday 25 June, 7.30pm

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The Waiting Room Arts Company is a multidisciplinary collective of emerging artists with disabilities. Tonight, we witness Spaced, a creative experience combining visual art and spoken word poetry, and ask the age-old question, “If there was a magic pill that could cure your disability, would you take it?” This event will be captioned. With Maya Amanita, Amy Bodossian and Jessica Kapuscinski-Evans

With Vanessa Giron-Rivas, Ana Maria Gomides, Jessica Ibacache and Ruby Pivet Hosted by Guido Andrade de Melo

EWF x LIMINAL: INTERSTITIAL Date:  Thursday 27 June, 7.30pm

Salman Rushdie notes that the diasporic identity is “plural and partial” – sometimes we straddle two cultures, and other times, we fall between two stools. What does it mean to be both? What could it mean to stand on the hyphen that connects and separates; to build a self within interstitial space? Join LIMINAL as we explore this idea through poetry. With Rachel Ang, Heather Joan Day, Peo Michie, Darlene Silva Soberano and Jessie Tu Hosted by Leah Jing


PERFORMANCE EVENTS

HAMPTON PARK REFUGEE STORIES BOOK LAUNCH

PERFORMING WRITING: PASSAGES OF AFFECT

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 5pm

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 6pm

Venue:  Bunjil Place

Venue:  Loop Project Space & Bar

Price:  Free

Price:  Free

In 2018 Hampton Park College set out on a unique endeavour, to find, write and share the many stories of journeying to Australia. What started as a small classroom project for Refugee Day turned into a published anthology; join us for readings, a discussion with the publisher and a workshop to help you tell your own story. To launch and celebrate this book of new authors and genuine stories.

To speak of bodies is not necessarily to speak of human bodies. The thing that defines a “body” is simply the potential to “reciprocate and co-participate” in passages of affect. Presented by RMIT final year Creative Writing students from the Horizons Studios, this performance challenges conventional writing methods and genres through the use of spoken word, poetry, sound and screen work and installations.

Presented in partnership with Bunjil Place, Hampton Park College and Casey Youth

Presented in partnership with RMIT University

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm Venue:  Bunjil Place Price:  Free

Littlefoot & Co. are here to shake up the stage with spoken word and performances that are straight fire. Listen in, listen up, and see City of Casey’s rising stars here first. First time performers are always encouraged. There will also be a few open mic spots available on the night. If you wish to perform on the night, get in touch via the instructions on the EWF website and we’ll get back to you! Presented in partnership with Bunjil Place

OUR VERY BEST Date:  Saturday 22 June, 5pm Venue:  Footscray Community Arts Centre Price:  Free

Our Very Best is a new work of theatre by Madeleine Kerr and Karla Livingstone-Pardy. It’s about pride, community, home and footy magic. Inspired by interviews, conversations and observations, it tells the story of the Western Bulldogs’ 2016 Grand Final win through the eyes of those who felt it most. Catch a rehearsed reading of this new play by the West, for the West. With James Lowther, Emily Lule, Rachel Shrives and Vateresio Tuikaba Presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival as part of the Best Emerging Writer Award

Performance Events

LITTLEFOOT & CO. SPOKEN WORD

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THE NEXT BIG THING Date:  Monday 24 June, 6.15pm Venue:  The Moat

Date:  Monday 24 June, 8.30pm

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Venue:  The Moat

Emerging Writers’ Festival is effectively a festival full of Next Big Things – a testing ground for bold experiments in Australian literature. Come and celebrate the best new writers around and hear readings from the cream of this year’s EWF crop.

Performance Events

With Zi Yi Cham, Julie Keys, Shirley Le and Sara Saleh Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre

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SWINBURNE PRESENTS SPIRIT OF PUNK

Price:  Free

An open mic with attitude. Spirit of Punk is a wordslam/reading event that evokes the ethos of punk rock – to have a go and have your voice heard. Come prepared or improvise – any genre, any style – just no longer than a Ramones song. Presented in partnership with Swinburne University

TELL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT

VERGE 2019: UNCANNY

Date:  Monday 24 June, 7.30pm

Date:  Thursday 27 June, 5.30pm

Venue:  The Moat

Venue:  Readings State Library

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Price:  Free

What does it mean to be an emerging poet? We reckon it’s something like having a voice that’s full of attitude, wit and sincerity, a voice that’s continually re-imagining what it means to be contemporary. Celebrate the publication of Volume 3 of Tell Me Like You Mean It, an e-chapbook published by Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review and edited by Melody Paloma, as four fresh new poets take to the stage and show you what they’re made of.

Produced by Monash University Publishing, Verge is an annual anthology of creative writing. Verge 2019’s theme is ‘the uncanny’ featuring work from writers across Australia. Within its 171 pages you’ll meet a man who went to Bunnings to look for God and a girl who realises she’s a wind-up doll.

With Alex Creece, Zoe Kingsley, Prithvi Varatharajan Hosted by Magan Magan Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry

With Katherine Brabon, Suzanne Hermanoczki, Eleanor Maher, Gary Smith and Aileen Westbrook Hosted by Verge 2019 editors Calvin Fung, Amaryllis Gacioppo and Stephen Downes Presented in partnership with Monash University


FIRST STAGE Date:  Thursday 27 June, 7pm

THE LIFTED BROW ISSUE #42 LAUNCH

Venue:  Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Date:  Friday 28 June, 8.30–10.30pm

Price:  $5, bookings via mtc.com.au

Venue:  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Four new works, four new playwrights and a fresh take on work for the stage. In collaboration with Melbourne Theatre Company, four emerging playwrights have developed these sharp short works over a series of intensive workshops with MTC’s Literary Department. Presented in partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company

Price:  Free

What better way to keep spirits high in the depths of winter than good company – and great writing! Get cozy with The Lifted Brow for this late night showcase of words and work to warm the heart and soul, curated by Bridget Caldwell and Manisha Anjali. Presented in partnership with The Lifted Brow

SISTERS ON THE MIC Date:  Friday 28 June, 6pm Venue:  The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Dig Deep and Sisters on the Mic are Arts Centre Melbourne’s long-running programs that empower diverse young rappers, songwriters, poets and beatmakers through workshops and mentoring. Celebrate the next generation of urban music artists, as participants from these programs step up to tell their stories and present a showcase of new work. Hosted by Thando, Mantra, MoMo and MCK Presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne

Performance Events

Price:  Free

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LATE NIGHT LIT

Nobody reading you bedtime tales at home? Late Night Lits have got you covered. The perfect literary night caps to send you sinking into your mattress full of stories and brimming with ideas. So good you’ll dream about them. Venue:  Loop Project Space and Bar

YESTERDAY: A LIVE LISTENING PARTY

BOGONG SPOKEN WORD: BLAKTIVISM

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 9pm–late

Date:  Monday 24 June, 9pm–late

What flashes of understanding, which moments of ecstasy and despair, what memories linger in the days, months and years stacked up behind us? From the mundane to the monumental, from last Wednesday to last century, the fuzzy memories of yesterdays and yesteryears will be brought into crisp sonic relief by our stellar lineup of audio artists at this live listening party.

Traditionally, when the Bogong moth swarmed in the cool regions of Mount Bogong during summer, local tribes would gather to conduct ceremonies and feast on this protein-rich food source.

This event will be captioned.

late night lit

With Manisha Anjali, Erin Kyan, Fiona Murphy, Daisy Nduta and Anita Sanders Hosted by Camilla Hannan

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  Price:  Free

We come together for a night of fearless truth-telling in honour of the Bogong and the centuries of tales exchanged under its wings. Hear six First Nations artists and activists reflect on the stories of blak activism in their lives. We celebrate blak resistance, defiance and fight in all its forms. With Nikayla Bamblett, Laniyuk Garcon, Neil Morris, Tarneen Onus-Williams and Sermsah ‘Suri’ Bin Saad Hosted by Kat Clarke Presented in partnership with Blak & Bright Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival


SICK LEAVE: NAUGHTY

READ TO LOVE

Date:  Tuesday 25 June, 9pm–late

Date:  Thursday 27 June, 9pm–late

What does it mean – stylistically, socially, politically – to be naughty? Literary collective Sick Leave, in partnership with EWF, have asked six writers to elaborate. Join us for a late night reading that is allergic to ceremony and formality, and the launch of Sick Leave Journal #2.

Joan Didion once said, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live”. We also do so in order to love. We invite six artists to read a short scene from a literary work that has shaped their idea of love – romantic, familial, friendly or otherwise. In a kind of literary sex-ed, these artists trace and articulate the influence of literature on their perception and practice of love. Attendees receive a free copy of Archer Magazine.

With Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Patrick Hunn, Jennifer Nguyen, Dee Perez-McEvie, Madalyn Trewin and Amanda Wong Hosted by Harry Reid and Ursula Robinson-Shaw Presented in collaboration with Sick Leave

ACTIVISM THROUGH CREATIVE PRACTICE

With Alistair Baldwin, Gabriela Georges, Natasha Hertanto, Darlene Silva-Soberano and Eugene Yang Hosted by Claire Sullivan Presented in partnership with Archer Magazine

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 9pm–late

With Jazz Giuliani, Laniyuk Garcon-Mills, Jess KapuscinskiEvans, Haneen Martin and Ishak Sonlay Hosted by Roj Amedi Presented in collaboration with SEVENTH Gallery

late night lit

EWF and SEVENTH bring together six spoken word artists to share their raw stories. Listen as they respond to video and sound art with burning passion and committed activism.

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MASTERCLASSES

Our masterclasses are informative and enriching full-day programs packed with panels, keynotes and workshops. Perfect if you’re just starting out, or wanting to connect with a community of like-minded word nerds to re-inspire your practice. Venue:  The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space TIME:  10am–4pm  Price:  $90 full/$75 concession

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

WRITING CRIME

Date:  Thursday 20 June

Date:  Monday 24 June

A day for artists and arts workers of all mediums to critically reflect on your practice, no matter the stage of your career. From mindfulness to project management, self-care to selling yourself and your work, sessions offer tools and tips on how to financially, spiritually and practically master the art of living a creative life.

Looking to learn the foundational tools of crime writing, or to sharpen existing weapons already at your disposal? This masterclass will refine your essential plot, pacing, and genrespecific techniques, and teach you how to get paid for your crimes (the fictional variety!). We discuss the responsibilities of writers in representing criminalisation and violence, and how to develop a critical and ethical approach to writing in this thrilling genre.

10am Keynote: Mastering Meditation 10.30am Influence: Social Media and

the Self

11.30am Talking Money: The Art

12pm Representing Criminalisation

1.30pm Keynote: Selling Yourself

1.45pm Pay for Your Crimes: Marketing

3.15pm Workshop: Reaching the

Finish Line

Artists to be announced

Masterclasses

10.45am Plot and Pacing

of Negotiation

2pm Caring for yourself as a Creative

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10.15am Keynote: Conventions of Crime

Crime Fiction

3pm Workshop:Killing Your Darlings With Mark Brandi, Lindy Cameron, Kat Clay, Eileen Ormsby, Angela Savage, Sisters in Crime, Christian White, Laura  Elizabeth Woollett and more


YA

EMERGING EDITORS

Date:  Tuesday 25 June

Date:  Friday 21 June

Capturing the gravity of adolescent experiences in writing is no easy feat – but our best storytellers are here to guide you through it. In a series of curated sessions, we investigate the power of YA fiction, consider the responsibilities of exploring difficult and uncomfortable issues for teen readers, and share the tips, tricks and pitfalls of writing YA. From first steps to publication, this masterclass is your all-day crash course in writing YA that hits the spot.

All writers begin by writing, but what marks the beginning of the editor’s journey? Learn about editorial roles across a range of publications and forms, how to start your own editorial platform, fundamental copyediting skills, and the importance of the Own Voices editorial movement.

10am Keynote:Seeing Ourselves

12pm Blak Editing

10.45am Pathways to Publication

1.45pm Build Your Own

12pm The Dark Side

1.45pm Book Publishing Career Pathways

1.45pm Adult Content

3pm Workshop:The Good Copy

3pm Workshop:Plotting a Page Turner With Katya de Becerra, Michael Earp, Eleni Hale, Nicole Hayes, Astrid Scholte and more Presented in partnership with Text Publishing

of the Editor

10.45am Editorial Roles

With Bridget Caldwell (The Blak Brow), Timmah Ball (The Blak Brow), Winnie Dunn (Sweatshop), Hella Ibrahim (Djed Press), Lana Lopesi (The Pantograph Punch), Penny Modra (The Good Copy), Bhakthi Puvenenthiran (Crikey), Alan Weedon (Swampland), Romy Durrant (Lor Journal) and more

Masterclasses

1.45pm Bad Writing

10.15am Keynote: The Responsibility

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Masterclasses

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INTENSIVES

Intense, but in a good way. Short and sharp introductions to craft that will get you headed in the right direction. Venue:  The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space Price:  $55 full/$45 concession per event

MAKING BANK Date:  Thursday 27 June, 10am–1pm

Get your money’s worth in this comprehensive how-to, which will cover the basics of a sustainable and profitable creative practice. We’ll talk you through establishing yourself as a business, securing funding for your creative work, essential freelancing tips, and managing tax time in the arts.

10am Keynote: Asking for Money 10.30am Freelancing: Mind Your Business 11.30am Tax for Artists 12.15pm Seminar: Writing a Stellar

Funding Application

CRAFTING A WORLD: SPECULATIVE FICTION Date:  Thursday 27 June, 2–5pm

Learn how to construct believable worlds and characters in this workshop, which will cover research techniques, common tropes and conventions of speculative fiction and genrespecific approaches to world-building.

2pm Research for the End of the World 3pm Imagination as Civic Responsibility 4pm Workshop: World Building With Melissa Ferguson, Jordi Kerr, Rose Michael, CS Pacat, Jane Rawson and more

Intensives

With Simon Abrahams, Mel Campbell, Nayuka Gorrie, Sam Ryan and more

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WRITERS’ NIGHT SCHOOLS

Really want some of that one-on-one writer attention? Book yourself into one of our intimate writers’ night schools. In these limited capacity workshops, let the experts impart their wisdom as you spend the night learning the tips and tricks to refine your work – whatever your specialty.

WRITERS’ NIGHT SCHOOLS

Venue:  The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space Tickets:  $35 full/$30 concession per event

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THE INTIMATE ADDRESS

POETRY FOR THE END OF TIMES

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 6.30–8pm

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 6.30–8pm

Nonfiction expert Ellena Savage shares tools and tips to create intimate and powerful works of creative nonfiction. Learn to write with urgency and artistry in the development of autobiographical and research-driven nonfiction. Forget about word counts, editors and audiences, and focus on the craft of writing.

Are these poetic times? With the state of the world at present, to write can feel futile – but perhaps to speak, and to listen, is more important than ever. Learn how to harness language and respond to the challenges of our time, and to craft poetry with depth, clarity and concision, guided by poet Ali Alizadeh.

BAD WRITING

SHORT STORY

Date:  Monday 24 June, 6.30–8pm

Date:  Thursday 27 June, 6.30–8pm

Sweatshop Western Sydney have a reputation for giving honest, fierce and critical feedback in their workshops, and for producing some of the country’s best emerging writers. Bring along a draft of your work for a live critical workshop, which will provide practical insights into editing your work. Learn how to let go and leave your ego at the door in preparation for brutal and brilliant advice with Sweatshop Founding Director and author of The Lebs Michael Mohammed Ahmad.

Short and sweet, or as salty as they come – learn how to craft short fiction that hits the spot with short fiction writer extraordinaire Allee Richards. This practical workshop covers story construction, editing and tips and tricks to beat writer’s block.


Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life to hone in on your craft. Gain insights into professional practice from industry experts in these bite-sized, deep-dive sessions. Venue:  The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space Tickets:  $21 full/$16 concession per event

WRITING FOR WEB SERIES Date:  Thursday 20 June, 6pm

It’s no surprise that local audiences love web series – we’ve always loved the telly, and have a world-famous penchant for streaming. The rising popularity of web series is creating space to test out new ideas, and making strides in representation. Nikki Tran (Fresh), Alistair Baldwin (Get Krack!n), and Oliver Reeson (Homecoming Queens) discuss practical tips, industry insight and what is involved in developing a project from initial episode concepts to cohesive scripted series. Featuring a screening of excerpts from artists’ selected works.

TELLING OTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 6pm

Telling your own story can be frightening, but an empowering act of vulnerability. How do these dynamics change when the story you’re telling is not your own? Whether through creative audio, journalism, memoir or fiction, working ethically with the true experiences of others involves sensitivity and accountability. This conversation will unpack how to balance individual and collective concerns, approach delicate subject matter, foster reciprocity, and how to discern where your voice is needed.

SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST

With Alice Bishop, Tresa LeClerc and Omid Tofighian

Date:  Monday 24 June, 6pm

GRAPHIC MEMOIR

These days, every person and their pet seems to have a podcast. As a relatively low-cost way to get your voice heard, podcasting has been heralded as the new frontier of fame for independent media makers. But is it as simple as it seems? We hear perspectives from podcast aficionados and those new to the scene on their approach to scripting, production, editing and marketing. Including top tips to make sure your show is sustainable from the beginning.

Date:  Thursday 27 June, 6pm

With Areej Nur, Leona Hameed and Erin Kyan

Communicating lived experience through language can be challenging, but the visual language of graphic novels and comics provides an added dimension through which to reach your audience. These award-winning storytellers discuss their approaches to crafting graphic memoir, offering practical tips and gems of advice in this session that is part performance, part panel discussion. With Eloise Grills, Mandy Ord, Fury

WORK IN PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS

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UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY Always wanted to be creative but unsure how to start?

Unlock your passions in our upcoming events, workshops and drop-in sessions at WATSONIA LIBRARY.

4 • MAY Yoga & Creativity with Suze Male

FREE

FORTNIGHTLY TUESDAYS STARTS 7 MAY The Artists Way with Katy Hood 11 • MAY Creative Journaling with Tamsien West 14, 22 & 31 • MAY Write Together

WORK IN PROGRESS

26 • MAY Flash Fiction Workshop with Angela Meyer 14 & 17 • JUNE Virtual Reality Painting 15 • JUNE Memoir: The Stories We Tell with Lyndel Caffrey

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See www.yprl.vic.gov.au for details


BOOKED UP

Librarians, this one’s for you! Dive into a full-day masterclass focused on innovative programming that fosters creative communities. We examine the role of librarians as community guides, with sessions on curation, event production, marketing and more. Learn how to boost engagement both on and offline – from chairing a session to building a library’s brand on social media. Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 10am–4pm  Tickets:  $90 full/$75 concession

Venue:  The Wheeler Centre

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne UNESCO City

of Literature Office

10.00–10.30am For the Love of Libraries

12:45–1:30pm Lunch

Libraries are an essential part of our literary industry and communities, and they provide value to the people that frequent them in real and material ways. This impassioned beginning to the day covers the importance of libraries to our communities, ‘literary’ and otherwise.

1.30–2.30pm Workshop: Event Production

The best programming comes from a deep knowledge of the community you serve. How can libraries best tap into the community of artists, locals and collectives around them? In this session we’ll discuss creative approaches to curation, the art of collaboration and engagement and how to program balanced and diverse sessions, as well as covering some practical tips for public speaking, chairing and facilitiation.

11.30–11.45am Break 11.45am–12.45pm Remaking Libraries Libraries can be sites for the democratisation of access to knowledge, but they can also perpetuate systems and structures of knowledge that are exclusionary or elitist. Hear from the founders of alternative approaches to library building: the Community Reading Room, Incendium Radical Library and Đất Nước travelling library

2.30–3.00pm Social Media and

Marketing 101

You’ve done the hard-yards and come up with brilliant event and programming ideas that you know your community will love – but how do you get the word out? A crash course in writing snappy copy and utilising social media to make sure you get bums on seats.

3.00–3.15pm Break 3.15–4.15pm I Made it at the Library Four makers in different forms reflect on their experiences using libraries for creative practice and discuss the ways in which libraries can best assist with creative research and facilitate the production of new work.

4.30pm New Ideas Head downstairs for a happy hour drink at The Moat to reflect on what you’ve learnt throughout the day, meet your fellow librarians and brainstorm some new ideas to apply at your library.

WORK IN PROGRESS

10.30–11.30am Curation and Facilitation

In this workshop you’ll create a plan for an entire event from start to finish, covering just about everything from initial concepts, financing, programming, branding, marketing and networking, to running the beast itself.

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Wednesday 19 June 7pm Opening Night: Speaking Truth to Power

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Free (B)

Thursday 20 June 10am Masterclass: Cultivating Creativity

The Wheeler Centre

$90/$75

Readings State Library

Free (B)

5pm Book Launch: Hampton Park Refugee Stories

Bunjil Place

Free

6pm Work In Progress: Writing for Web Series

The Wheeler Centre

$21/$16

6pm Performing Writing: Passages of Affect

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

6pm Melbourne Kitchen Project

SIGNAL

Free (B)

The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

$35/$30

7pm A Raven, A Writing Desk

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

$21/$16

7pm Ways of Listening

State Library Victoria

$30/$25

Bunjil Place

Free

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

The Wheeler Centre

$90/$75

Readings State Library

Free (B)

National Gallery of Victoria

$35/$30

12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: Reading Poetry 101

6.30pm Writers’ Night School: The Intimate Address

7.30pm Littlefoot & Co. Spoken Word 9pm Late Night Lit: Yesterday, A Live Listening Party

Friday 21 June 10am Masterclass: Emerging Editors 12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: False Divides 2pm Ways of Looking

Saturday 22 June 10am National Writers’ Conference

State Library Victoria, Conference Centre $60–$110

11am Flash Fiction Workshop

Dandenong Library

Free (B)

2pm

Dandenong Library

Free (B)

2pm DIY Zine Workshop

Springvale Library

Free (B)

5pm Our Very Best

Footscray Community Arts Centre

Free (B)

6pm Radical

The Toff in Town

$21/$16

Walker Street Gallery

Free (B)

Footscray Community Arts Centre

$21/$16

Web Series Workshop

6.30pm The Dandy Slam: Imagining Home 7pm Closer to the Moon

Sunday 23 June 10am National Writers Conference

State Library Victoria, Conference Centre $60–$110

Festival Timetable

2pm Ways of Looking

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National Gallery of Victoria

$35/$30

Monday 24 June 10am Masterclass: Writing Crime 12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: Bla(c)k Spec Fic

The Wheeler Centre

$90/$75

Readings State Library

Free (B)

6pm Work In Progress: So You Want to Start a Podcast

The Wheeler Centre

$21/$16

6pm Future Truths Launch

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

6.15pm The Next Big Thing

The Moat

Free (B)

6.30pm Writers’ Night School: Bad Writing

The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

$35/$30

7.30pm Tell Me Like You Mean It

The Moat

Free (B)

7.30pm EWF x I SEE YOU: Reflections

Loop Project Space & Bar

$10

8.30pm Swinburne Presents Spirit of Punk

The Moat

Free

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

9pm Late Night Lit: Bogong Spoken Word


Tuesday 25 June 8.30am

The Wheeler Centre

Free (B)

10am Masterclass: YA

The Wheeler Centre

$90/$75

7pm Amazing Babes

Melba Spiegeltent

$21/$16

Loop Project Space & Bar

$10

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

The Early Words: Mental Health Through the Arts

7.30pm EWF x The Waiting Room Arts Company: Spaced 9pm Late Night Lit: Sick Leave

Wednesday 26 June 8.30am The Early Words: The Art of Noticing

The Wheeler Centre

Free (B)

The Wheeler Centre

$90/$75

Readings State Library

Free (B)

The Wheeler Centre

$21/$16

6.30pm Writers’ Night School: Poetry for the End of Times

The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

$35/$30

6.30pm The First Time Podcast: Debutante

St Kilda Library

Free (B)

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

$21/$16

Loop Project Space & Bar

$10

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

10am Booked Up 12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: The Art of Translation 6pm Work In Progress: Telling Other People’s Stories

7pm History’s Fakest Speeches: Turning Points 7.30pm EWF x Yo Soy: Fuego 9pm Late Night Lit: Activism Through Creative Practice

Thursday 27 June 8.30am The Early Words: Literary Selfies

The Wheeler Centre

Free (B)

The Wheeler Centre

$55/$45

Readings State Library

Free (B)

The Wheeler Centre

$55/$45

Readings State Library

Free

The Wheeler Centre

$21/$16

The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

$35/$30

7pm Hysterical

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

$21/$16

7pm First Stage

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

$5

Loop Project Space & Bar

$10

Loop Project Space & Bar

Free

The Wheeler Centre

Free (B)

The Channel, Arts Centre

Free

SIGNAL

Free (B)

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

$21/$16

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Free

10am Intensive: Making Bank 12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: The Literary Interior 2pm Intensive: Speculative Fiction 5.30pm Verge 2019: Uncanny 6pm Work In Progress: Graphic Memoir 6.30pm Writers’ Night School: Short Story

7.30pm EWF x Liminal: Interstitial 9pm Late Night Lit: Read to Love

6pm Sisters on the Mic 6.30pm BI35 Issue One Launch 7pm Vanishing Ecologies 8.30pm The Lifted Brow Issue #42 Launch

Saturday 29 June 10.30am Historical Fiction Workshop

Emerald Hill Library

Free (B)

11am Comics Workshop

Coburg Library

Free (B)

11am EWF Zine Fair

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Free

2pm Poetry and Performance Workshop

Coburg Library

Free (B)

7pm Closing Night Party: Stay Gold

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

$21/$16

Free (B)  Event is free but bookings essential

Festival Timetable

Friday 28 June 12.30pm Lunchtime Lit: Double Booked Club

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NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE TIMETABLE

The Hive (Theatrette)

The Nest (Seminar 2 & 3)

The Cocoon (Correa)

Saturday 22nd June 10.00am 5 X 5 RULES OF WRITING 11.00am THE RACIAL IMAGINARY

CULTURAL CRITICISM

ASK ME ANYTHING: TONI JORDAN

12.00pm WRITING WITH

MULTILINGUAL WRITING

DISABILITY POETICS

1.30pm THE FUTURE OF:

OPEN AND SHUT: CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK

ASK ME ANYTHING: ALISON WHITTAKER

2.30pm PITCH PERFECT

WRITING THE ANTHROPOCENE

WRITING TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE CHARACTERS

3.45pm CARING AND

PATHWAY TO PUBLICATION

DEEP LISTENING AND POETIC PRACTICE

4.30pm

ASK A PUBLISHER

EMOTIONAL HONESTY

12.45–1.30pm LUNCH

LABOUR

3.30–3.45pm AFTERNOON TEA

CREATIVE PRACTICE

Sunday 23rd June 10.15am GUIDED MEDITATION:

WRITING AS A POLITICAL ACT

11.00am NEW MASCULINITIES

THE POLITICS OF FORGETTING

ASK ME ANYTHING: MARIA TUMARKIN

12.00pm MONEY TALKS

YOU CAN WRITE BUT CAN YOU EDIT?

WRITING YOURSELF WITHOUT LOSING YOURSELF

1.30pm LITERATURE AND TRAUMA

THE FUTURE OF: STORYTELLING

ASK ME ANYTHING: CHARLOTTE NASH

2.30pm THE FUTURE OF:

POETIC DISOBEDIENCE

ASK ME ANYTHING: KATHERINE BRABON

PITCH IT! BOOK PUBLISHERS

WHY I LOVE IT

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DEALING WITH DISTRACTION

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12.45–1.30pm LUNCH

TRUTH

3.30–3.45pm AFTERNOON TEA 3.45pm SCENE IT: HANDS-ON FILM CRITICISM

5.00pm INTERSTATE MATES SHOWCASE


NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

On June 22 and 23, Australia’s largest gathering of emerging writers returns to State Library Victoria. Featuring a perfect mix of emerging and established speakers, this two-day conference covers craft, industry insights and inspiration for writers of all genres and forms. Whether the publishing stream or the practical toolbox sessions strike your fancy, this is an opportunity to encounter big ideas at close quarters. Featuring over 70 artists across two days of panels, discussions, workshops and more, the National Writers’ Conference is a unique opportunity to network and nurture your craft. Date: Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June Venue: State Library Victoria, Conference Centre Price: Weekend pass $110 full/$90 concession Day pass: $80 full/$60 concession

EWF AMBASSADORS

5×5 RULES OF WRITING

Each year, EWF invites five ambassadors to participate in the National Writers’ Conference and share their experience, insight and knowledge with the next generation of writers.

Date: Saturday 22 June, 10–11am

Get up close and personal with this year’s ambassadors in our unique Ask Me Anything sessions – they bring the experience, you bring the questions. The ambassadors program is supported by Monash University Faculty of the Arts

Saturday conference pass Kicking off the conference, our five festival ambassadors share their five rules for writing. Whether you’re emerging, emerged or somewhere in between, these gems of advice are bound to get you inspired. With Katherine Brabon, Toni Jordan, Charlotte Nash, Maria Tumarkin, and Alison Whittaker Hosted by Izzy Roberts-Orr

INTERSTATE MATES SHOWCASE Date: Sunday 23 June, 5–5.50pm

We end the conference by shining the spotlight on our friends from across the continent and the work they’ve brought to share with us! With Eda Gunaydin, Rachel Watts and more

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This year’s ambassadors are Katherine Brabon, Toni Jordan, Charlotte Nash, Maria Tumarkin and Alison Whittaker.

Price: $21 full/$16 concession. Free with a Weekend or

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THE THE RICHELL RICHELL PRIZE PRIZE 12-month mentorship 12-month with Hachette mentorship Australia with Hachette Australia

$10,000 in prize money $10,000 in prize money

Extract of the winning entry Extract of the published in winning entry The Guardian published in The Guardian

Profile of the winning writer Profile of thein published winning writer The Guardian published in The Guardian

The opportunity to The your develop opportunity manuscript to for develop your publication manuscript for publication

‘All of us involved in the Prize are invested in uncovering the very best new writing talent and are excited to see what this year brings. I urge you, if you’re thinking of entering, please do.’ Hannah Richell, bestselling author of Secrets the Tides, Thethe Shadow andnew The writing Peacock Summer. ‘All of us involved in the Prize are invested inofuncovering veryYear best talent and are excited to see what this year brings. I urge you, if you’re thinking of entering, please do.’ Hannah Richell, bestselling author of Secrets of the Tides, The Shadow Year and The Peacock Summer.

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Indigenous history is revisited in a mind-bending sci-fi epic from the bestselling author of Terra Nullius Indigenous history is revisited in a mind-bending sci-fi epic from the bestselling author of Terra Nullius‘Genius’

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Australian ‘Poignant’ ‘Genius’ Book Review Books+Publishing Australian ‘Poignant’ Book Review Books+Publishing ‘Surprising and unforgettable’ Publishers Weekly ‘Surprising and unforgettable’ Starred Review Publishers Weekly ‘Coleman is unflinching’ Starred Review Sydney Review of Books ‘Coleman is unflinching’ Sydney Review of Books


ASK ME ANYTHING… These sessions provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most successful authors. Ask all of your niggling questions on craft, creative process and career pathways.

Saturday 22 June

toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. The international best-seller Addition was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl was published internationally and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016) was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Toni teaches creative writing at Faber Academy. Her most recent novel is The Fragments (2018).

1.30–2.30pm

alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi multitasker. Between 2017–2018 she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School, where she was named the Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Alison is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Institute. Her debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, was awarded the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2015. Her latest book, Blakwork, was published in 2018. Alison was the co-winner of the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for Many Girls White Linen. Most recently, she was the Indigenous Poet-In-Residence for the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival.

11am–12pm

Maria tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio; she collaborates with sound and visual artists and has had her work carved into dockside tiles. She is the author of four books of ideas. The latest, Axiomatic (Brow Books), won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Maria holds a PhD in cultural history and teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

1.30–2.30pm

Charlotte nash

Charlotte Nash is the internationally published author of six contemporary romance and romantic drama novels, most recently The Paris Wedding and Saving You. She is also the author of short speculative fiction stories, and multiple nominee for the Ditmar and Aurealis awards. She has degrees in engineering and medicine, and is in the last months of her creative writing PhD. She has mentored emerging writers and taught classes for QWC, BCC Libraries, The University of Queensland, and University of Technology Sydney.

2:30–3:30pm

Katherine Brabon

Katherine Brabon is a writer from Melbourne. Her first novel, The Memory Artist, won the 2016 The Australian/Vogel Award and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2017. Her work seeks to explore memory, history, culture and trauma. Katherine is a regular contributor to Lindsay magazine and is working on her second novel, set in contemporary Japan.

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11am–12pm

Sunday 23 June

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PUBLISHING Itching to perfect, pitch and publish your work? Soak up the expertise of publishers and experienced writers who will impart wisdom from both sides of the margin. We offer advice for all points along the publishing journey, whether your challenge is finishing your manuscript, editing your work or soliciting publication.

Saturday 22 June

2.30–3.30pm

pItCh perfeCt

Ahead of Sunday’s pitching session, whip your pitch into shape with the help of Hachette’s Robert Watkins. What’s unique about your book? Why should publishers read it? What is the best way to structure a synopsis? This session will break down the practical side of getting your manuscript in front of publishers and getting them to read it.

3.45–4.30pm

pathWaY to puBLICatIon

Richell Prize shortlisted debut author of The Artist’s Portrait, Julie Keys and her publisher Robert Watkins share the ins and outs of getting your work published and into the world.

4.30–5pm

aSK a puBLISher

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Izzy Roberts-Orr sits down with publisher Robert Watkins (Hachette) to ask writers’ pressing questions about the ins and outs of publication.

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Sunday 23 June

12–12.45pm You Can WrIte, But Can You eDIt? You did it, it’s finished! Your manuscript has a beginning, middle and end, and it’s frankly genius – but is it ready to submit to publishers? Faber Writing Academy alumni and author of The Nancys Rob McDonald explores practical tips for polishing your work ahead of submission with Faber Academy Tutor Toni Jordan, moderated by Faber Coordinator Alexa Roberts. Presented in partnership with Faber Writing Academy

3.45–5pm

pItCh It!

Put what you’ve learnt into practice and sign up to deliver a five-minute one-on-one pitch with an industry professional. These publishers, editors and literary agents are always on the lookout for new and exciting voices, so here’s your chance to pitch them yours. Please note: places for the pitch time are limited and will be allocated on a �irst-come, �irst-served basis. We’ll ask you to sign up to deliver your pitch to one of these agents or publishers at the beginning of the conference. Please bring a half-page synopsis including your contact details to leave with them.

3.45–4.30pm

WhY I Love It

You know great writing when you read it, but what is it that grabs you and makes you want to read on? Bring along a piece of writing that you love, and explore what makes great writing tick in this intimate workshop and discussion with acclaimed novelist Toni Jordan. With Toni Jordan


TOOLBOX Let us expand your repertoire and refresh your approach to storytelling with the provocations of this series. If you’re eager to take your creative practice to new heights, look no further than this invitation to step out of the familiar and into new learnings. Sometimes all you need is an addition to your toolbox.

Saturday 22 June

the raCIaL IMagInarY

Join us for an introduction to the practice of racial literacy and learn tools to unpack the impact of race and place in your own imagination, work and storytelling. With Roj Amedi, Denise Chapman, Genevieve Grieves and Odette Kelada

open anD Shut: ConStruCtIve feeDBaCK

1.30–2.30pm

Criticism is invaluable to the economy of ideas in the writing world. From framing feedback on a case-by-case basis, differentiating between objective and subjective criticism, and stripping back or strengthening your ego, three artists discuss how to make and take feedback.

2.30–3.30pm WrItIng tranS anD genDer DIverSe CharaCterS Hear about what it takes to ensure trans and gender diverse characters are represented in their full complexity. These writers offer considerations as broad as the gender spectrum itself: from learning basic terminology to speak about gender diversity, to challenging tropes and common misconceptions. With Rae White, Alison Evans and more

CarIng anD CreatIve praCtICe

3.45–4.45pm

Sleep and solitude are fond memories, logistics is an obsession, everyone is hungry and something smells bad. These parents detail their successful creative careers, forged amidst the joys and hardships of raising a family. With Shel Calopa, Quinn Eades and Caitlin McGregor

10.15–11am guIDeD MeDItatIon: DeaLIng WIth DIStraCtIon Start Sunday with a guided meditation by A—SPACE, designed to help you refocus and refresh.

11am–12pm

neW MaSCuLInItIeS

Four emerging writers share how they are opposing and exposing toxic and patriarchal forms of masculinity in their craft, and striving towards more expansive expressions of masculinity in writing and in life. With Ahmed Yussuf, Eugene Yang, Anders Villani and Bridie Mills

12–12.45pm

MoneY taLKS

A transparent conversation between two writers about money in the arts: how to ask for it, make more of it, and keep a handle on what you already have. From negotiating better rates of pay, articulating the worth of your time and drafting funding applications, Andy Butler and Nathania Gilson talk frankly about cash and creativity

SCene It: hanDS-on fILM CrItICISM

3.45-5pm

Learn how to break down a film scene, decode visual language and craft crisp criticism in this hands-on seminar with Metro Magazine editor Adolfo Aranjuez.

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11am–12pm

Sunday 23 June

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ON WRITING Reflections from the desks and the depths of these remarkable writers’ practices. Come and contemplate the complexities of writing across a wide range of forms to get to the heart of what this craft demands from us as storytellers and readers, and what it offers us in return.

Saturday 22 June

11am–12pm

CuLturaL CrItICISM

Which points of view are missing in the current landscape of cultural criticism? Here, we look beyond stale traditional perspectives and think more expansively about criticism across music, text, theatre and screen.

Deep LIStenIng anD poetIC praCtICe

3.45-5pm

Great poetry and prose often spring from detailed observation. Learn how to sharpen your senses and engage in deep listening in this workshop led by visiting Aotearoa-based poet Sam Duckor-Jones. Sunday 23 June

With Shaad D’Souza, Carissa Lee and Thuy On

12–12.45pm

WIth eMotIonaL honeStY

How can fiction spark real feelings? Charlotte Nash and Melanie Cheng share how they weave emotional honesty into their practice to produce work that connects – and stays – with their readers.

12–12.45pm

MuLtILInguaLISM

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Multilingualism enriches Australia’s literary landscape. Gabriella Munoz and Nadia Niaz and discuss the art and challenges of writing across languages.

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12–12.45pm

DISaBILItY poetICS

The body is the birthplace of the poem, before it exists on the breath or the page. Drawing on the history of the disability poetics movement, Robin M Eames and Andy Jackson consider the relationship between embodied experience and poetic form.

2.30–3.30pm

the anthropoCene

Writing can seem frivolous when icecaps are melting. Contemplate Earth’s future and explore ways to represent and confront the mistakes and misgivings of our species in creative work. With Steven Finch, Rachel Watts and more

10.15–11am

aS a poLItICaL aCt

Word and story have long been both a weapon of the powerful and a tool of the oppressed. In a time where we witness the dire effects that damaging narratives have on politicised communities, how can writers resist and reclaim the power of storytelling? From climate justice to public housing, how can our writing engage with the issues that affect us? With Rafeif Ismail and Sara Saleh

11am–12pm the poLItICS of

forgettIng

What role does memory, both collective and individual, play in literature? Where can literature fill the gaps in history’s silences? This discussion will open up memory’s role in literature, and the different kinds of truth fiction can bring to the past. With Katherine Brabon and more

12–12.45pm WrItIng YourSeLf WIthout LoSIng Your SeLf In Latin, persona means “character played by an actor”, or simply, “mask”. Megan Blandford and Shirley Le review their approaches to writing the persona while protecting the personal.


1.30–2.30pm

LIterature anD trauMa

2.30–3.30pm

poetIC DISoBeDIenCe

How do we write trauma unflinchingly yet ethically? What is literature’s role in witnessing, archiving and healing deep personal and societal wounds?

Can a poem be a sit-in, a strike, an act of trespass or reclamation? How can we subvert dominant poetic traditions, as well as use poetry to subvert domination?

With Eda Gunaydin, Bram Presser, Maria Tumarkin and Anders Villani

With readings and conversation from Alison Whittaker, Winnie Dunn, Tayi Tibble and Azlan Martin, we consider language, disobedience and poetry as a living defiance.

THE FUTURE OF… Thinking about our futures as creatives is full of precarity and possibility. We’ve called on expert writers, intellectuals and commentators to gaze deep into their experience and evidence-based crystal balls. They’ll glean insightful predictions and timely speculations about the social, professional and political climate of tomorrow. What may be the fate of practicing writers, artists and media makers in the near and distant futures? What are we working towards, and what should we be preparing ourselves for, both in our individual and collective practices?

1.30–2.30pm

LaBour

It’s 2050 and writers are still working, but how? Considering the rise of the gig economy and major upheaval in our production and consumption of written and creative content, what is our forecast of the profession of writing into the 21st century? With Marisa Wikramanayake and more Sunday 23 June

1.30–2.30pm

StorYteLLIng

There’s no doubt that form influences content. From the rise of podcasting and social media, to AI and open-source digital tools, how are emerging technologies transforming tomorrow’s stories? These tech-savvy creators are here to explain budding modes of creative expression and their potential impact on our industries and crafts. We’ll question the accessibility and democratisation of storytelling through emerging media, and hear from artists pushing the boundaries of literary form. With Dan Koerner and more

1.30–2.30pm

truth

When the idea of fake news propagates, truth become an increasingly fluid concept. From social media echo chambers to algorithms, how does the internet shape the information we receive? In an increasingly hostile political climate, what is the role of the journalist and how do they respond to the vagaries of the web and to accusations of media bias? With Madeline Hayman-Reber and more

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Saturday 22 June

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LOCAL LIBRARIES

Celebrate the richness of your local community by exploring our library event offerings. From workshops and performances to live podcast recordings, this series of fantastic free activities is not to be missed.

CITY OF DANDENONG Presented in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

DIY ZINE WORKSHOP

Date:  Saturday 22 June, 11am–1pm

Date:  Saturday 22 June, 2–4pm

Venue:  Dandenong Library

Venue:  Springvale Library

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Sharpen your prose and refine your storytelling skills in this interactive workshop for budding wordsmiths. Through practical exercises and expert tips, Amaryllis Gacioppo will teach you how to craft your own bite-sized literary gem. Come prepared to craft, edit and share your own piece of short-form writing.

Cut, paste and photocopy your very own publication! Hosted by zine-maker and artist extraordinaire Aysha Tufa, this workshop will teach you how to create your own minimagazine using DIY material. Get crafty and creative and see your ideas come to life on the page.

WEB SERIES WORKSHOP

THE DANDY SLAM: IMAGINING HOME

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Date:  Saturday 22 June, 2–4pm

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Venue:  Dandenong Library

Date:  Saturday 22 June, 6.30pm

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Venue:  Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

In this introductory session, Diana Nguyen will explore the ins and outs of writing and producing your own web series. Learn about the narrative possibilities of episodic story structures, and how to approach all aspects of creating a web series.

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

An evening of electrifying performances from Dandenong’s rising literary stars. What does home mean to you? Somewhere you live, somewhere you come from, somewhere inside? From the humorous to the heartfelt and the poetic to the playful, these brilliant artists share their origin myths, family lore, and stories of leaving and finding home. With Salome Argyropoulos, Nirvana Bhandary, Maroulla Radisavic, Nuwan Ranasinghe, Marissa Wikramanayake and more. Hosted by Christian Aleman-Pineda


CITY OF PORT PHILLIP Presented in partnership with the Port Phillip Library Service

THE FIRST TIME PODCAST: DEBUTANTE

HISTORICAL FICTION WORKSHOP

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 6.30–7.30pm

Date:  Saturday 29 June, 10.30am–12.30pm

Venue:  St Kilda Library

Venue:  Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Delivering your first book into the world requires you to walk into unmapped terrain, and the journey can feel treacherous as well as joyous. Everyone’s experience is different – it’s not all festival invites, fancy book launches and multi-million dollar rights deals! Join us for a live recording of ‘The First Time’ podcast as we speak to debut authors about the challenges, highlights and learning curves involved in writing and publishing your first book.

History can be a rich source of inspiration for stories. What’s the best approach to conducting research? How do you ensure cultural and historical specificity in your writing, and what are the rewards and challenges of using real characters and events in your fiction? Kelly Gardiner will teach you how to create dramatic and powerful historical fiction.

With Katherine Collette, Gerii Pleitez and Astrid Scholte

CITY OF MORELAND

GRAPHIC STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

POETRY AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Date:  Saturday 29 June, 11am–1pm

Date:  Saturday 29 June, 2–4pm

Venue:  Coburg Library

Venue:  Coburg Library

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Learn the art of telling visual stories in this introductory session for aspiring comic artists. Creator of Bottled and Deep Breaths Chris Gooch will guide you through the process of sketching ideas, plotting each page, and conveying meaning with a combination of illustration and text.

Ever wanted to perform on stage? Learn the art of crafting spoken word, poetry and lyrics. Through practical exercises and expert tips, Trixi Rosa will equip you with the tools to perform your work aloud and captivate your audience. You’ll be performance-ready and vocalising like a true virtuoso in no time.

Local Libraries

Presented in partnership with the City of Moreland

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‘There is something to learn from each page.’ –Books+Publishing

POWERFUL LIFE STORIES FROM THE ACCLAIMED GROWING UP SERIES

Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo and many, many more.

Contributors include David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Holly Throsby, Tony Ayres and more.

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THE EARLY WORDS

Brace yourself against Melbourne’s bitter morning frost and be rewarded with free breakfast, hot coffee and insightful conversation. Venue:  The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space Price:  Free (bookings essential)

Supported by Coffee Supreme, Schulz Organic Dairy and Irrewarra

MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH THE ARTS Date:  Tuesday 25 June, 8.30–9.45am

By thinking about mental health in the contemporary context, we explore the potential for creative arts practices to bridge the gaps in our communities. With a focus on reducing social exclusion and isolation, creative professionals share their journeys and self-care practices. Start your day with an informal mindfulness workshop and a panel discussion.

LITERARY SELFIES Date:  Thursday 27 June, 8.30–9.45am

When was the first time you saw yourself represented in literature? If you’re a person of colour, it is rare to find a fictional character who looks like you and who you identify with. Join three writers as they read a letter to the character they first saw themselves in, discuss why representation matters, and break down whiteness in the literary canon. With Flora Chol, Vanessa Giron and Hannah Morphy-Walsh

With Heidi Everett, Natasha Hertanto and Roz Bellamy

THE ART OF NOTICING In a world full of distractions, the search for inspiration can seem futile – but perhaps we have simply lost the art of noticing. Finding beauty in the banal, poetry in the pedestrian and magic in the moments that otherwise pass us by, this interactive event will demonstrate how we can find inspiration in the everyday if we just pay attention. With Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn, Alison Lasek and Georgia Mill

THE EARLY WORDS

Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 8.30–9.45am

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LUNCHTIME LIT

Grab a fulfilling bite of EWF19 in the middle of a mundane work day. Get your fill of great ideas on your lunch break with these creative and critical offerings. Venue:  Readings State Library

  Price:  Free (bookings essential)

READING POETRY 101

BLA(C)K SPECULATIVE FUTURES

Date:  Thursday 20 June, 12.30–1.30pm

Date:  Monday 24 June, 12.30–1.30pm

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a literary professional in order to understand and enjoy the poetic form. Join Sumudu Samarawickrama, Tayi Tibble and Rae White as they read and discuss each other’s work and demystify the pleasures of poetry.

From reinventing the past to imagining the future, the speculative genre presents remarkable scope for exploration and interrogation of issues as vast as the social contract to race relations, climate change and more. In this conversation, we discuss the unique creative and political possibilities of speculative fiction from the perspective of Bla(c)k writers and audiences.

FALSE DIVIDES Date:  Friday 21 June, 12.30–1.30pm

With Claire G. Coleman, Rafeif Ismail and Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga

“While we may talk back to the empire, we can’t talk to each other.” — Lana Lopesi

LUNCHTIME LIT

Histories of colonisation and fragmentation throughout Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa – the great ocean continent in te reo Māori – have threatened the connectedness of Pasifika peoples and their stories.

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Writers of the Pasifik diaspora, Marita Davies, Yasbelle Kerkow and Lana Lopesi discuss what it means to come to know each other again in light of imperialist separation. Gather with us as we consider the importance of overcoming false divides through storytelling lineages, healing dialogue and creative solidarity between communities of the Moana.

THE ART OF TRANSLATION Date:  Wednesday 26 June, 12.30–1.30pm

What does it mean to translate another writer’s work? What are the social, cultural and political implications of translation? Language is complex, imbued with millennia of meaning that simmers below the surface. Translation offers a bridge, a way to traverse that complexity and to connect via the power of story. With Sanaz Fotouhi, Omid Tofighian and Alice Whitmore


THE LITERARY INTERIOR

DOUBLE BOOKED CLUB

Date:  Thursday 27 June, 12.30–1.30pm

Date:  Friday 28 June, 12.30–1.30pm

Which stories do we consider ‘literary’, and who decides? The idea of a ‘literary interior’ implies both an ‘inside’ and an ‘outside’, with a boundary between them. How does this manifest at the level of storytelling, craft, and the industry? Three debut writers share their perspectives on navigating the resonances and tensions of the ‘outside’ in their work and the world. With Elizabeth Kuiper, Jessie Tu and Tanya Vavilova

Venue: 

The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Need more fiction in your Fridays? Double Booked Club is for you. For this festival special edition of Double Booked Club we’ll bring together two great local fiction authors to discuss their work. They’ll start with a chat about their latest books, before meandering off into conversation about backlists, shared themes and literary heroes. Ahead of each event, ticket holders will receive some reading material relating to the books in question – and each discussion will be livestreamed for those playing at home (or work!). Get some extra smarts with your sandwich at The Wheeler Centre’s new lunchtime series. With Sreedhevi Iyer and Jamie Marina Lau Presented in Partnership with The Wheeler Centre

EWF has teamed up with our friends at SIGNAL creative studio to showcase some of tomorrow’s most exciting voices! Interactive and inspiring, you won’t want to miss this exhibition and magazine launch. Venue:  SIGNAL

  Price:  Free (bookings essential)

MELBOURNE KITCHEN PROJECT

BI35 ISSUE ONE LAUNCH

Opening Night:  Thursday 20 June, 6pm

Date:  Friday 28 June, 6.30pm

Exhibition Runs:  Friday 21 – Sunday 23 June, 11am–4pm daily

As part of SIGNAL’s Young Creatives Lab, artist Meg Rennie has created a series of illustrated portraits set in the kitchens of Melbourne, exploring the connections between food, family, community and culture. As part of this process, Meg has visited community members to ask them what cooking signifies for them. Presented in partnership with SIGNAL

Join the BI35 team in launching the first issue of their print publication – a magazine celebrating arts and culture across the Afro diaspora. A free event for us by us. Presented in partnership with SIGNAL

YOUNGER WRITERS' PROGRAM

YOUNGER WRITERS’ PROGRAM

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS

Major Partners –

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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GET INVOLVED

Love what you’ve seen? Want to get behind the scenes? There are a bunch of different ways to get involved with the festival throughout the year. The best way to stay up-to-date is by subscribing to our eNews, which you can do from the home page of our website, and by following us on social media.

open artISt CaLL-out

other artISt opportunItIeS

Each year, EWF opens a call-out for artists and writers to submit an expression of interest in participating in the festival. Writers are invited to share not only their individual work, but their ideas for the events, topics and conversations that they want to be included within the festival.

Outside of the Emerging Writers’ Festival dates, we run a range of opportunities for artists including:

Regional and interstate artists are also encouraged to apply, as we do have some budget for travel and accommodation.

The Open Artist Call-Out opens in early November and closes in early December every year.

CreatIve proDuCer InternShIpS We are proud to offer industry-leading internships that cover all aspects of event curation, programming, logistics and delivery as part of the festival. Providing resources and budget to realise your ideas as part of the festival, as well as close mentorship, the Creative Producer program is a brilliant way to get hands-on experience in event management and delivery.

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Applications for the Creative Producer Internships open in December and close in January every year.

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voLunteerIng Do you like wearing colourful T-shirts? Are you good at answering questions? Then you might just be the perfect Emerging Writers’ Festival volunteer! Our volunteers play a vital role in the festival and we couldn’t do it without them. Applications to volunteer at the festival open in April every year.

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The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers with Hachette and The Guardian Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing The Emerging Writers’ Fellowship with State Library Victoria The Melbourne Recital Centre Writers’ Residency

Support toMorroW’S voICeS, JoIn our pen paLS prograM We need you! Help us support the next generation of incredible storytellers by becoming an EWF Pen Pal today. Your donation will assist us to program and deliver the world’s only independent festival for emerging writers, run the Digital Writers’ Festival and provide year-round support and opportunities to emerging writers. For as little as $20, you’ll be helping shape the future of our festival. Donate today at emergingwritersfestival.org.au/donate


ABOUT THE EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. We are a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented. Each year the Emerging Writers’ Festival brings together writers, editors, publishers and literary professionals with the reading public for a festival that is an essential part of Australia’s literary calendar.

STAFF

Executive Director Alice Muhling Program Coordinator Aïsha Trambas Marketing & Publicity Coordinator Nicole McKenzie Operations Manager Mia-Francesca McAuslan Program Producer Linh Nguyen Digital Producer Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh Creative Producers Latifa Elmrini Gonzalez Kirby Fenwick Diem Nhu Nguyen Lauren Sanders Jim Thomas

Illustration Elin Matilda elinmatilda.com Design Loupe Studio loupe.com.au Web Development Fine Thought �inethought.com.au Photography Zack Ahmed www.zackahmed.com

EWF BOARD Craig Semple (Chair) Erica Chan (Secretary) Sandra Stoklossa (Treasurer) Fran Berry Cate Blake Tim Fisher Latoyah Forsyth Kirsten Freeman Cara Sputore

EWF PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dr. Ali Alizadeh Andy Butler Jess Knight Hannah Morphy-Walsh Khalid Warsame

FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS Huge shout-outs to festival supporters The Hart Line Fund, Jason Craig, Justine Hyde, Stephen Rebikoff, Andrea Spencer and Megan Upton.

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Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr

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ACCESS

TICKETING INFORMATION

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is committed to making the festival an accessible and welcoming event for all. When booking tickets, please enter any access requirements (including if you’d like an Auslan interpreter for your event) when prompted at checkout.

Tickets can be booked online at www. emergingwritersfestival.org.au. EWF is a paper-free festival – no need to print your tickets!

FOR MORE INFORMATION www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/access access@emergingwritersfestival.org.au (03) 9094 7877

The Golden Ticket is your passport to EWF 2019, including entry to the National Writers’ Conference, an invitation to the Artist Party and access to masterclasses, intensives and performance events.

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

For the low price of $225, a Golden Ticket is a fantastic way for individuals or organisations to get the most out of this year’s festival. The Golden Ticket is valid for the duration of the festival.

All of our events are wheelchair accessible and equipped with accessible toilets.

Only 30 Golden Tickets are available so don’t miss out!

AUSLAN INTERPRETERS

TICKET PACKAGES

Please refer to individual events to check if the event is already being Auslan interpreted.

Want to make a day out of it? Check www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/ ticketing for discounted packages to multiple events.

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GOLDEN TICKETS

Auslan interpreters can be provided for any event upon request. Please contact us if there is an event you would like interpreted.

SERVICE ANIMALS Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all of our events. Water bowls are available on request.

COMPANION CARDS Companion Card holders receive a complimentary ticket to support people with a disability. Companion tickets must be booked at the same time as the purchased ticket.

3 Performance Package – 15% discount $53 full/$41 concession 5 Performance Package – 19% discount $85 full/$65 concession Masterclass + Performance – 10% discount $100 full/$82 concession

EWF X Our EWF X sessions are suggested $10 at the door, however NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) applies.


CITY 

WEST 

Loop Project Space & Bar

Footscray Community Arts Centre

23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria

45 Moreland St, Footscray

180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Readings State Library Victoria 285–321 Russell St, Melbourne

SIGNAL

Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne

State Library Victoria

328 Swanston St, Melbourne

The Moat Bar & Café

SOUTH/EAST  Arts Centre Melbourne, The Channel St Kilda Road Terrace, Southbank

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

111 Sturt Street, Southbank Melbourne

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Bunjil Place

The Toff in Town

Dandenong Library

2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren

L2/252 Swanston St, Melbourne

225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong

The Wheeler Centre

195 Bank St, South Melbourne

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

NORTH  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Coburg Library

Victoria St & Louisa St, Coburg

Melba Spiegeltent

35 Johnston St, Collingwood

Emerald Hill Library

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank

Springvale Library

411 Springvale Rd, Springvale

St Kilda Library

150 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Walker Street Arts Centre

Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong


Tomorrow’s voices. #EWF19

www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au

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Emerging Writers' Festival 2019 Program  

The future of Australian literature converges in Melbourne this June, bringing together over 300 of our brightest and most vital voices in o...

Emerging Writers' Festival 2019 Program  

The future of Australian literature converges in Melbourne this June, bringing together over 300 of our brightest and most vital voices in o...

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