Support tomorrow’s voices, become a Pen Pal today!

For us, a little goes a long way. Celebrating creativity and innovation, nurturing new talent and providing a platform for diverse voices from across Australia is at the heart of what we do here at the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Each year, the Emerging Writers’ Festival creates a community over eleven days of performances, panels and professional development. The crux of what we do is centering, celebrating and supporting emerging storytellers of all kinds. Over half of the events in the festival are completely free, so we rely on the generosity of our supporters  to make the festival happen.

EWF is a not-for-profit organisation with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, and is a registered charity. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Become a Pen Pal!

Help us support the next generation of incredible storytellers and become an EWF Pen Pal today. From as little as $20, you’ll receive exclusive merchandise, an invite to the artist party to mingle with your new favourite writers and the warm fuzzy feeling that you’re playing an active part in supporting tomorrow’s voices.

$20 donation

Do you really need that extra new season shirt from Uniqlo? $20 might not seem like much, but this donation is enough to pay for the cost of someone’s ticket, meaning we can keep over half our program free to attend. Plus, you’ll receive a hand-made badge and A3 poster featuring this year’s wonderful festival illustration by Freda Chiu.

$50 donation

There are few looks more fashion forward than being a deadset legend who helps make the festival happen. Strut your stuff down the street with a limited edition, totally rad EWF tote bag featuring this year’s festival artwork, as well as a badge and poster. Make like it’s Black Friday sales, and grab one before they disappear!

$100+ donation

Did you know that $100 is enough to fund an artist to appear at EWF? Alongside knowing that you’re directly supporting an exciting new voice, you’ll also receive a badge, poster, tote bag and an exclusive invite to this year’s artist party where you can mingle with your new fave artists. Plus, we’ll list you right here on our website, because who doesn’t like their name up in lights?

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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 2018 EWF will be bigger and better than ever, with over 80 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: $2000 +
Protagonist: $1000 +
Advocate: $500 +

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
Edward Burger
Jason Craig
Maree Daffy
Brooke Dunnell
Jennie Fraine
Kirsten Freeman
Lynette Hinings-Marshall
Mary Masters
Elizabeth Orr
Michael Ullmer

Advocates
Caitlin Burns
Natalie Hickey
Stephen Rebikoff
Cara Sputore

Protagonists
Justine Hyde

Champions
John & Paula McLeod
Terrance Mullane
Craig Semple
Andrea Spencer