Celebrating our literary creatives

Not-for-profit organisation The Emerging Writers’ Festival is back this year with a jam-packed program aimed at supporting our emerging writers.

From Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 23, a huge variety of masterclasses and workshops nurturing talent, creativity and innovation will be available at venues all across the CBD.

11 storytellers are coming together for one expert panel in Masterclass: YA.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to capture the complexity that is youth adolescence in writing, this masterclass is your chance to learn from the best.

Presented by Text Publishing, the masterclass covers everything from what it means to be an emerging writer writing about emerging to the pathway to publication.

Masterclass: YA starts at 10am and finishes at around 5.30pm on Thursday, June 15 at The Wheeler Centre.

Swinburne University is presenting a panel addressing the age-old question, Can Writing Be Taught?

Five writers and teachers will come together to discuss whether writing is a learned or taught talent. Perhaps both?

Can Writing Be Taught? is being held on Thursday, June 15 from 3pm – 6pm at The Wheeler Centre.

The writing industry can be fickle and permanent jobs can be few and far between. That’s why Masterclass: Freelancing for Life is an event not to be missed if you’re an emerging writer struggling to navigate the industry.

A panel of 10 industry insiders will discuss how to establish yourself as a business, how to diversify your career, the right way to invoice and the art of balancing corporate and creative work in order to have a long and prosperous freelancing career.

Masterclass: Freelancing for Life will be held on Friday, June 16 from 10am onwards at The Wheeler Centre.

If you’ve ever wanted to transform your digital creativeness into hard copy, then make sure you attend Lunchtime Lit: Autobiographical Comics on Wednesday, June 21.

This DIY workshop will be led by seasoned magazine makers who will teach you how to cut, paste, staple and draw your own mag!

Lunchtime Lit: Autobiographical Comics starts at 12.30pm and will be held at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St.

Many of us are living a fast-paced life these days and, as a result, the short story is quickly establishing itself as the go-to for the commutes to and from work.

Join the conversation at Masterclass: Short Story and find out how to perfect the short form, hints and tips for submissions to short fiction prizes, preparing and perfecting your manuscript, how to submit to literary journals and where to source opportunities for publishing.

Masterclass: Short Story will be held on Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 10am.

For all booking and ticket information, as well as the full festival program, visit www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au

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