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Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is here

August 22, 2014


The Melbourne Writers Festival Hub this is Optic Kitchen and Bar at Federation Square. As of today it’s decked out in MWF 2014’s gorgeous vibrant-without-jarring yellow banners and flags and posters and custom cut booth covers. Kudos to whoever came up with the booth covers. They look awesome. I’ve spent a lot of time at […]

Oh em gee

April 4, 2012


Yesterday, for the first time in a few weeks I took a look at the draft program for the Emerging Writers’ Festival. I don’t know how much we’re revealing about it before the program launch on 4 May, so I’m just going to say this: Holy shit, I love this festival. On the 2012 program so […]

Another call to action about a cool thing I love

September 14, 2011


My favourite writers’ festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, is after your donations to do a cool new thing — a mini-conference for  the next round of writers who will remind the world how awesome Australia is, giving them ideas and inspiration about using the internet for the powers of good. The conference is to be […]

More on why the Emerging Writers’ Festival is awesome

July 12, 2011


I’ve written about it before, but the ripples of #ewf11 just keep on lapping at the edges of my mind. And coming out in stupid metaphors that don’t make sense. Here are the things that I’m finding myself still thinking about two months later. People The EWF team was definitely a highlight. It was a […]

“Ah, festival conversations.”

June 14, 2011


So said a friend who, like me, has had many festival and conference experiences. She’s in London and I was telling her all about the fantasticness of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. When you work on an arts festival you spend every waking moment  with the same group people for a concentrated period of time and […]

This is one of the best, cheapest ways you can support writers

May 16, 2011


The Emerging Writers’ Festival which happens every winter in Melbourne is the best festival for writers I know of. And I’m not saying that because I’m one of the official schmoozers. I don’t do cash for comment (on this blog). EWF is great because it’s a festival for writers rather than authors’ groupies. If you […]

The travelling writers festival

November 1, 2010


Most writers festivals are location specific: the Brisbane Writers Festival, the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival, the Tropical Writers Festival, even the National Young Writers Festival. Not so the Emerging Writers Festival, although it is held in Melbourne. I went to EWF for the first time this year, just the one weekend seeing as I have […]