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EWF 2022 program announced

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has revealed its 2022 festival program, which will take place from 15–25 June 2022.

Following EWF’s successful pivot to an online format in response to the pandemic in 2020, and its ‘ongoing commitment to accessibility’, in 2022 the festival will continue in its hybrid format. Over 50 events will be held across the 11 days at CBD and suburban locations across Melbourne, with half of these events being accessible online.

The festival program was announced on Tuesday 10 May at launch event ‘Good at Being Bad’, presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. Program highlights include ‘Writing the Stars’, a screening and spoken word event held at the Melbourne Planetarium presented in partnership with Scienceworks; ‘Bodies of Sound’, a collaboration between musicians and poets; ‘Amazing Babes’, at which the winner of the Rachel Funari Prize will be announced; and ‘Closing Night: Lie to me’. More than 75% of the festival’s events and projects are free to attend.

The annual National Writers’ Conference will be headlined by writers including Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jennifer Down, Jamie Marina Lau, Jeanine Leane and Oliver Reeson, and will take place entirely online. Professional development events include Masterclass: Editing for writers’ with authors and editors Alice Bishop, Paige Clarke, Adalya Nash Hussein, Ian See, Bella Li and Melanie Saward; and ‘Writers’ Night School: Intro to narrative audio’, a workshop about audio storytelling.

In its 19th year, EWF says it continues to provide affordable professional development opportunities with ‘unique ways to upskill and learn from industry experts’ for emerging writers around Australia.

EWF artistic director Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh says this year’s program was designed to ‘illuminate, embolden and invigorate’. ‘We’re eager to get back to doing what EWF does best: sharing stories, conversations and connecting community.’

For the full program, see the EWF website.


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