Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018

Ambassadors Announced

Full Program Released Tuesday 15 May

Five celebrated Australian writers will headline the National Writers’ Conference on June 23-24 at the State Library of Victoria as part of the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival.

The ambassadors include Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby, Steam Pigs, Killing Darcy, forthcoming Too Much Lip); Isobelle Carmody (The Red Queen, Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Ice Maze); Ellen Van Neervan (Heat and Light, Comfort Food); Michael Mohammed Ahmad (The Lebs, The Tribe); and Stuart Grant (Monash University Lecturer for Theatre and Performance).

This year’s festival ambassadors are known for their experimental works, transcending boundaries of form and defying easy categorisation.

The five ambassadors will join over 70 other artists across two days of panels, discussions, workshops and networking at the largest gathering of emerging writers in Australia. Each ambassador will spend an hour answering questions and offering advice in EWF’s unique Ask Me Anything sessions.

The conference has expanded further this year with additional professional development opportunities, a focus on industry insight and more networking space for writers.

The full program will be launched at the Wheeler Centre and online on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

 

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