Emerging Writers' Festival 2017

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Planning to attend multiple events? The Golden Ticket is your passport to EWF 2017, 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. $200. 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: Our Invincible Summer

Wednesday June 14, 2017, 7pm

Work in Progress

Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June, 2017, 7pm

Opening Night After-Party: Hot Chicks with Big Brains

Wednesday 14 June, 2017, 9pm

Masterclass: YA

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 10am

Special Events: 10,000 Staples

Thursday 15 June - Friday 23 June, 2017

Special Events: The Gazette

June 15 - June 23, 2017

Can Writing Be Taught?

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 3pm

Swinburne Presents: Spirit of Punk

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 5.30pm

Writers’ Night School: Kicking Off!

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Double Exposure (RMIT Horizons)

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 7pm

Quippings presents LOVE SHOW

Thursday 15 June, 2017, 7pm

Masterclass: Freelancing for Life

Friday June 16, 2017, 10am

Lunchtime Lit: Stories from the Archipelago

Friday 16 June, 2017, 12.30pm

National Writers’ Conference
Making Your Mark

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 10am

5 x 5 Rules of Writing

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 10am

Dandenong Emerging Writers’ Intensive

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 11am

Dandenong Spoken Word and Poetry Workshop

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 2pm

Dandenong Scriptwriting Workshop

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 2pm

Nuanced Voices

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 3pm

The Dandy Slam

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 6.30pm

EWF Formal

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 7pm

Emerging Programmers

Sunday 18 June, 2017, 12pm

Movie Night: Looking For Alibrandi

Sunday June 18, 2017, 6pm

Masterclass: Pitching in Publishing

Monday 19 June, 2017, 10am

10,000 Staples: Exhibition Launch

Monday 19 June, 2017, 5.30pm

Industry Insiders: Emerging Editors

Monday 19 June, 2017, 6pm

The Next Big Thing

Monday 19 June, 2017, 6.15pm

Writers’ Night School: Food Writing

Monday 19 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Amazing Babes

Monday 19 June, 2017, 7pm

Tell Me Like You Mean It

Monday 19 June, 2017, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: Poetry

Monday 19 June, 2017, 9pm

The Early Words: Decolonial Narratives and the Diaspora

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 8.30am

Masterclass: Short Story

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 10am

Industry Insiders: Digital Self-Promotion

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 6pm

Fall Where They May

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 6pm

Literary Dystopias

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Writers’ Night School: Podcasting

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Bogong Spoken Word

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 7pm

Lost The Plot

Tuesday June 20, 2017, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: GUTS

Tuesday 20 June, 2017, 9pm

The Early Words: (Un)told Stories

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 8.30am

Lunchtime Lit: Autobiographical Comics

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 12.30pm

Industry Insiders: Self-Publishing

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 6pm

Writers’ Night School: Speculative Fiction

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Songs and Stories of Home

Wednesday June 21, 2017, 7pm

YouTube Party

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 7pm

Late Night Lit: Collisions

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 9pm

The Early Words: Writing Trauma

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 8.30am

Masterclass: Screenwriting

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 10.00am

Lunchtime Lit: Women Writers in the City

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 12.30pm

Literary Live Art: Performing Place

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 6pm

Industry Insiders: Publishing

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 6pm

Eyes Too Dry

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Writers’ Night School: Writing for Children

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 6.30pm

Tipping Points

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 7pm

Late Night Lit: What Are You Afraid Of?

Thursday 22 June, 2017, 9pm

Lunchtime Lit: Hidden Voices in Podcasting

Friday 23 June, 2017, 12.30pm

Bad Writing

Friday 23 June, 2017, 7pm

Closing Night Party hosted by Swampland

Friday 23 June, 2017, 8.30pm

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