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What's On: Melbourne's Emerging Writers' Festival

What’s On: Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival

| On 21, Apr 2015

It may be over a month away, but it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to see at Melbourne’s Emerging Writers Festival.

Last week, we talked to Sian Prior about her latest memoir and her event at the festival, Writing as Therapy, but that is just the tip of the iceberg with this festival. Starting on May 26th, the city centre will be overflowing with literary lectures, workshops, and seminars until June 5th, and it’s a festival you really don’t want to miss. We’ve rounded up some of the most exciting events that will be going on, so get along and check them out. Early bird ticket sales and bookings are already open and some events require an application, so get prepping!

Writers’ Night School: Memoir
When: May 27th, 6:30PM
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street
Through the EWF, intimate gatherings of writers will convene at Writers’ Night School, and the first event is Dominique Hecq’s workshop on memoir. Come along and let him teach you how to turn your life story into memoir and how to pinpoint the important moments in creative, cathartic ways.

For more information or to make a booking, click here!

Writing Intensive for Under-25s
When: May 31st, 11:00AM
Where: Signal, Flinders Walk
If you’re under 25 and interested in writing, this is definitely the event for you. Featuring four talented women, Bhakthi Puvanenthrian, Jane Howard, Meg Watson, and Brodie Lancaster, this intensive involves a series workshops designed to help you figure out where you want to go in the world of publishing, and just how you’re going to get there.

For more information or to make a booking, click here!

Extraordinary Routines: In Conversation with Clementine Ford

When: June 2nd, 6:00PM
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lonsdale Street
The Extraordinary Routines series is a particularly exciting group of events, being presented by Madeline Dore. In over four sessions, she is talking to writers, editors, and columnists on their experiences in the industry, covering how they got published to what they eat for breakfast on a normal morning. On June 2nd, she sits down with feminist columnist Clementine Ford in what is going to be a discussion that can’t be missed.

Bookings for this will be essential, so click here for more information!

Writers’ Night School: Creative Non-Fiction
When: June 3rd, 6:30PM
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lonsdale Street
As another workshop in the writers’ night school, Karina Quinn will be here to teach you how to plan, research, and execute your non-fiction project, without letting it become dry and banal. She’s here to help you create an imaginative and enthralling piece of non-fiction that will keep readers coming back for more. This is an event not to be missed!

For more information on the event, click here!

There are plenty of other events going on if none of these tickle your fancy, so visit the Emerging Writers’ Festival website for more information on activities and ticketing.