Support tomorrow’s voices, today.

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.

Supporting the Emerging Writers’ Festival is your chance to transform the emerging writers of today into tomorrow’s literary stars.

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Become a Pen Pal!

EWF gives many writers their first chance to appear at a literary festival. The Pen Pals program directly supports writers to participate as artists in the festival.  Your donation will sponsor the appearance of a writer, a whole panel or even an entire event.

Pen Pals:
$100 funds an emerging writer to appear in the Festival
$150 funds an emerging writer to chair a panel in the National Writers’ Conference
$200 funds a workshop in one of our Masterclasses
$400 funds a whole panel at the National Writers’ Conference
$500 funds artist fees for one of our Late Night Lit performance events

The very real difference your gift makes to a developing artist will be acknowledged on our website. As a Pen Pal you will also receive an invitation to the 2017 invite-only Artists’ Party, getting the chance to mingle with tomorrow’s literary superstars.

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Annual Giving Program

EWF relies on the generous support of its donors to continue our growth as the only independent festival for emerging writers in the world. In 2017 EWF will be bigger and better than ever, with over 60 events featuring more than 300 emerging and established writers. Our annual giving program helps us produce the flagship festival, as well as the Digital Writers’ Festival and our year-round programming to nurture Australia’s next generation of storytellers.

Donor Levels
Champion: $5000 +
Protagonist: $2000 +
Advocate: $1000 +

As part of our annual giving program you will be prominently recognised on the EWF website, and will receive a VIP invitation to our opening night gala as well as tickets to select events in the festival.

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If you would like more information on how you can support the Emerging Writers’ Festival, please call Will Dawson on (03) 9094 7877 or email us here.

Thank you to all our generous supporters.

Pen Pals
Adeline Teoh
Aden Rolfe
Amanda Lopez
Brooke Dunnell
Caitlin Burns
Chris Drago
Daniel Golding
Dion Kagan
Edward Burger
Giota Nikolopoulos
Glenda Downing
Jason Craig
Jessica Tran
Kate Larsen
Kirsten Freeman
Matt Davies
Meredith Curnow
Michael Tucak
Michael Webster
Natalie Hickey
Paul Higgins
Rohini Sharma
Scott Stirling
Stephen Rebikoff
Tegan Abbott
Toni Jordan

Advocates
Justine Hyde
Lisa Dempster
Paul Higgins

Protagonists
Andrea Spencer

Champions
Craig Semple