Support the future of Australia’s literary culture, today

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

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.

In 2016, we celebrate our 13th anniversary; that’s 13 years of championing Australia’s vibrant community of emerging writers and delivering our unique range of professional development seminars, networking opportunities and helping writers connect with their audience.

Pen Pals Donor Program

Our philanthropic program Pen Pals directly supports writers at the Emerging Writers’ Festival. We pay all writers a $100 fee for any appearance, your donation will go towards sponsoring the appearance of a writer, a group of writers, or you could go as high as nurturing an entire literary movement.

Pen Pals:
$100 pays for an emerging writer to appear in the Festival
$200 pays for a writing collaboration to appear in the Festival
$500 pays for a group of writers to present their work in the Festival
$1,000 pays artist fees for an entire performance event in the Festival
$5,000 pays for Emerging Writers’ Festival to fulfill our programming commitments to a movement of writers

Donate Via PayPal

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 2016 invite-only Artists’ Party, and special Pen Pal mail.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival exists due to the kindness and generosity of all our supporters, donations of all sizes assist us towards achieving our goals.

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.