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The Next Big Thing

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at The Moat

2017 Emerging Writers’ Festival Edition

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.

Who?

Portrait of Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and artist. Her debut novel, Pink Mountain on Locust Island, was published by Brow Books in April 2018. She is working on more writing, her next novel and on music.

Portrait of Brodie Lancaster

Brodie Lancaster

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.

Portrait of Daniel Findlay

Daniel Findlay

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.

Portrait of Sally Abbott

Sally Abbott

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

Want to meet tomorrow’s literary stars today? Let us introduce you.

Our long-running Next Big Thing series is our showcase for great new local talent. You’ll hear emerging writers reading from bold and adventurous work. Enjoy a delicious drink and a bite to eat at the Moat, while your future favourite authors knock your socks off.

Where?

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