The Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) starts today and takes aim at creating inspiration and community for new writers and storytellers from the 14-23 June.

EWF’s Artistic Director, Izzy Roberts-Orr says this year’s program is one of the best ever. “I’m beyond excited to launch this year’s program, which I hope will function as both a map and a key. In celebration of all tomorrow’s voices, we’re looking to the future and asking the storytellers of the present where we can find hope in the dark,” says Roberts-Orr.

Featuring more than 200 new and emerging writers, the nine-day festival will bring a conviviality to their events, which is being held at the same time as the National Writers Conference.

The festival will provide an exciting, creative backdrop to this Conference, with strong synergies between the two events and a range of professional development opportunities available to writers, industry insider events and day-long Master-classes, etc.

Alternatively, the EWF festival will host a range of more informal parties, performances and poetry slams, as well as more traditional panels and networking events. Events for the EWF will be on throughout Melbourne’s CBD, Footscray and Dandenong over the nine days.

The festival will also host a range of free events to attend, find out more these free events or see the full line-up at the Emerging Writer's Festival.

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