The Emerging Writers’ Festival is the Festival for Writers. We pride ourselves on being inclusive to everyone in the writing community, of all ages and at all stages of their career. In this spirit, each year we run an open panelist callout as an opportunity for writers to put up their hands and let us know they’d like to be involved in the festival.
Our main requirement for writers taking part in the festival is this: engagement. We want writers who are opinionated and informed about their creative practice and the writing culture at large, and who are also prepared to deliver in front of a large (but warm and friendly) audience. We cannot always find room for everyone within our program and we cannot provide individual feedback on applications, but we can say that this a genuine opportunity to shape the conversation at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2013.
If you would like to be a considered as a festival guest at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2013, simply email us at writers @ emergingwritersfestival.org.au. The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs a combination of professional development and performance based events, so please let us know if you consider yourself someone more suited to a panel or to performing your work.
Most importantly, give us a brief and concise indication of the following:
1. What you write (a short bio of max 50 words).
2. What you want to hear at #ewf13
Applications are open now and close February 17 2013. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2013!