The Next Big Thing
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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.
Jamie Marina Lau is a multidisciplinary artist and the author of Pink Mountain on Locust Island. With explorations focusing on language, Jamie's work meditates on a landscape exploring dis-location of culture and space. Her second novel Gunk Baby will be published in May 2020 with Brow Books.
Brodie Lancaster is a Melbourne writer and critic whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Pitchfork, the Saturday Paper and New York magazine. Her first book, a pop culture memoir called No Way! Okay, Fine was published by Hachette in 2017. She co-hosts Fan Girls, a podcast about footy and feelings.
Dan Findlay is a historian by training and an editor by trade. Dan has over ten years experience working on Australia’s leading youth magazines. He also has over a decade of freelance experience as a writer and photographer for Rolling Stone, as well as contributing the odd music story to Sydney Morning Herald and writing for a wide variety of other pop culture titles. Year of the Orphan is his first novel.
Sally Abbott is a former journalist and PR consultant who lives in Central Victoria with her partner and dog. She was the inaugural winner of the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. Her first novel, Closing Down, will be published in May 2017.
The Next Big Thing takes place every month at the Moat and is a cherished Melbourne institution. It's the place to be if you want to hear great emerging writers read from new and adventurous work.
Enjoy a delicious drink and a bite to eat, while sampling writing from tomorrow's best and brightest literary stars.