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Emerging Writers' Festival 2018

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Budding writers congregate at Writers' Festival
As a writer, I believe it is extremely important to use the correct English in your work, especially if you are sending to a publisher. How many novels or non-fiction work have you read that is not correct in spelling and punctuation? Yet these days, English seems to be a language that is not as important as it used to be. We are finding phonetic spelling is accepted. I cringe when I hear some of it said!

Writer's Festival, Books & Writing, Artists, Melbourne, Victoria, Workshops, Courses, Free
Photo courtesy of Emerging Writers' Festival Facebook Page


In Melbourne from 19th to 29th June 2018, the Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) is being held at the State Library Victoria. Over the eleven days of the festival, approximately 80 events will occur featuring more than 300 emerging and established writers. Some of the events being held are free and some will require an entrance fee.

A two-day conference will be held over the weekend of 23rd and 24th June. The programme this year has been extended to include more than 70 artists where discussions, panels, workshops and networking will create new opportunities for all who attend. The programme and timetable for this event will enable you to decide if you wish to purchase a conference pass for the whole weekend or either of the days. You can also select individual sessions to purchase. Once you have purchased your pass, a unique serial number will be shown on your receipt. This receipt will be emailed to you. All tickets must be redeemed to gain entry and passes are not transferable.

Writers' Festival, Books & Writing, Melbourne, Victoria, Free, Workshops, Courses
Photo courtesy of Emerging Writers' Festival Facebook Page


More information to be read on the festival and the 2018 artists attending is available on the EWF Website. The festival's aim is to nurture the next generation of Australian storytellers and this festival is a great opportunity to start you on that journey.

EWF is a not-for-profit organisation relying on generous donations. There are different levels of donations with all money given over $2.00 beings tax deductable. If you wish to know more of these options, you can go to their Donation / Pen Pal Section on their website.
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Why? Educational Experience for Budding Writers
When: 19th to 29th June, 2018
Phone: 03 9094 7877
Where: State Library Victoria
Cost: Some events free, some for a charge
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