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2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival Edition

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New and emerging writers? You can’t go past the Emerging Writers’ Festival; effectively a festival full of Next Big Things, and a fertile breeding ground for bold experiments in Australian literature.

Come and celebrate the best new writers around – and hear readings from the cream of this year’s EWF crop. Featuring Emma Marie Jones, Odette Kelada, Marjon Mossammaparast and Sumudu Samarawickrama.

Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Readings will be our bookseller for this event.

Featuring

Emma Jones

Emma Marie Jones is a Melbourne-based writer, 2015 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and 2016 Felix Meyer Scholar. She is the author of Something To Be Tiptoed Around, a work shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers in 2015 and due for release by Grattan Street Press in 2018. Emma... Read more

Odette Kelada

Odette Kelada is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Culture and Communication. She has a PhD in literature researching the lives of Australian women writers.  Her writing focuses on marginalised voices, gender and racial literacy, and has appeared in numerous publications including the... Read more

Sumudu Samarawickrama

Sumudu Samarawickrama is from Werribee. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Overland, Meanjin and the Lifted Brow. She co-produced Sidekicked 2017 Melbourne Fringe Category Award Winner ‘Best Words and Ideas’. She was a Witness Performance New Critic in 2018. She wants to use art to ... Read more

Marjon Mossammaparast

Marjon Mossammaparast is an Iranian-born poet from Melbourne. She has lived and worked in Italy, China and Macau. Marjon is a practising English teacher, and has been involved in educational endeavours across the state and at tertiary level. Marjon’s poetry has appeared in a wide range of Australi... Read more

Location

The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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