Emerging Writers' Festival 2016

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Planning to attend multiple events? The Golden Ticket is your passport to EWF 2016, including entry to The National Writers’ Conference, masterclasses, an invitation to the Artist Party, VIP seating at all performance and panel events. The Golden Ticket is valid for the duration of the festival. $195. Click here to book your Golden Ticket.

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Golden Ticket

Golden Tickets are your passport to the whole festival and the best value way to get the most out of EWF - panels, performances, masterclasses and selected workshops.

Opening Night Storytelling Slam

Tuesday 14 June, 7:00pm

Festival Long Events: The Reading Room

Festival Long. The Reading Room will be open from 12pm - 3pm each day (excluding the 18th & 19th June).

Festival Long Events: The Lifted Brow Art Exhibition

Festival Long. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 4pm each day.

Festival Long Events: The Gazette

Festival long. Pick up in venues all around town.

Industry Insiders: Pitch Perfect

Wednesday 15 June, 6:00pm

Footscray Tales Trail: In Our Backyard

Wednesday 15 June, 6:00pm

Small & Loud

Wednesday 15 June, 6:30pm

Writers’ Night School: Poetry of the Eye

Wednesday 15 June, 6:30pm

Footscray Tales Trail: Off the Map, Into the Stars

Wednesday 15 June, 7:15pm

Footscray Tales Trail: Lived Narratives

Wednesday 15 June, 8:30pm

Late Night Lit: Cult Friction

Wednesday 15 June, 9:00pm

Masterclass: Freelancing for Life

Thursday 16 June, 10:30am

Lunchtime Lit: Characters Behaving Badly

Thursday 16 June, 12:30pm

Unlocking Creativity: Teaching Students How to Write Stories

Thursday 16 June, 3:00pm

Swinburne Presents: Spirit of Punk

Thursday 16 June, 5:30pm

Writers’ Night School: Hot Takes

Thursday 16 June, 6:30pm

Fear View Mirror (RMIT Horizons)

Thursday 16 June, 7:30pm

Masterclass: A Room of One’s Own

Friday 17 June, 10:00am

National Writers’ Conference

Saturday, 18 June

5 x 5 Rules of Writing

Saturday 18 June, 10:00am

The Tales of Many Cities: Emerging Writers’ Intensive

Saturday 18 June, 11:00am

The Tales of Many Cities: Comic Books and Graphic Novels Workshop

Saturday 18 June, 12:00pm

The Tales of Many Cities: Podcasting Workshop

Saturday 18 June, 3:00pm

The Tales of Many Cities: Off the Map and Into the Stars

Saturday 18 June, 6:30pm

You Might as Well Live

Saturday 18 June, 7:00pm

National Writers’ Conference

Sunday, 19 June

The Long and the Short of It

Sunday 19 June, 2:00pm

Masterclass: Emerging Programmers

Monday 20 June, 10:00am

The Lifted Brow Art Exhibition Launch

Monday 20 June, 5:30pm

2016 Scribe Nonfiction Prize

Monday 20 June, 6:00pm

The Next Big Thing

Monday 20 June, 6:15pm

Writers’ Night School: Food Writing

Monday 20 June, 6:30pm

Amazing Babes

Monday 20 June, 7:00pm

Late Night Lit: Poetry Slam

Monday 20 June, 9:00pm

The Early Words: Self Care for Writers

Tuesday 21 June, 8:30am

Masterclass: Criticism

Tuesday 21 June, 10:30am

Bloc Club

Tuesday 21 June, 12:30pm

Industry Insiders: Grant Writing

Tuesday 21 June, 6:00pm

Writers’ Night School: Painting a Portrait

Tuesday 21 June, 6:30pm

Let’s Talk About Literary Awards

Tuesday 21 June, 6:30pm

Sticks and Stones

Tuesday 21 June, 7:30pm

Late Night Lit: Fandom

Tuesday 21 June, 9:00pm

The Early Words: Who Tells Our Stories?

Wednesday 22 June, 8:30am

Industry Insiders: Emerging Editors

Wednesday 22 June, 6:00pm

Writers’ Night School: Creative Nonfiction

Wednesday 22 June, 6:30pm

Real Fake White Dirt

Wednesday 22 June, 7:00pm

Songs and Stories of Home

Wednesday 22 June, 7:00pm

Late Night Lit: Midwinter Nocturne

Wednesday 22 June, 9:00pm

The Early Words: Public Writers, Private Lives

Thursday 23 June, 8:30am

Masterclass: Podcasting

Thursday 23 June, 10:00am

Lunchtime Lit: What Right Do I Have

Thursday 23 June, 12:30pm

Industry Insiders: Money, Money, Money

Thursday 23 June, 6:00pm

Graphic Translation
Writing Your Second Novel

Thursday 23 June, 6:30pm

YouTube Party

Thursday 23 June, 8:00pm

Late Night Lit: I Want to Know What Love Is

Thursday 23 June, 9:00pm

Lunchtime Lit: Ingredipedia

Friday 24 June, 12:30pm

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Friday 24 June, 7:00pm

Closing Night Party hosted by Plaything Magazine

Friday 24 June, 8:30pm

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