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EWF 2021 program announced

The program for the 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF), running 16–26 June 2021,  has been announced.

After being held entirely online in 2020, EWF will in 2021 be a hybrid festival of over 50 events both online and in-person at locations across Melbourne including the CBD, Brunswick, Spotswood and Dandenong. In-person sessions include ‘Writing the Stars’, a special screening and spoken word event at Scienceworks presented in partnership with Museums Victoria; ‘Amazing Babes’, which includes the announcement of the Rachel Funari Prize’ and ‘Closing Night: Be Kind, Rewind’.

Professional development sessions include ‘A Writer’s Notebook’ with Jennifer Down and ‘Writers’ Night School: Narrative Audio’ with Ruby Schwartz, producer of The Saturday Paper’s 7am podcast. The day-long National Writers’ Conference will take place entirely online with writers including festival ambassadors Tony Birch, Sisonke Msimang, Elena Gomez and Claire G Coleman.

EWF’s digital offering features performances and projects such as ‘Late Night Literature: The Bogong – System Breakdown’, a spoken-word event exploring machine and human interaction presented with Blak & Bright; and ‘Regional Echoes’, a virtual sound exhibition of rural Victoria presented with State Library Victoria. Over 40 of the festival’s events and projects will be free.

The festival is the second to be programmed by artistic director Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh. ‘Following a year of digital connection and reinvention, we are excited to be presenting a hybrid festival that truly highlights the strength and creativity of this community of emerging writers. We are proud to share this program with you and thrilled for you to join us in celebrating 18 years of this remarkable festival,’ said Pivet-Marsh.

To see the full program, visit the EWF website.


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