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2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival edition


The Next Big Thing is all about showcasing exciting new writers – and where better to discover the next crop of textual talent than at the Emerging Writers’ Festival? 

In this special EWF edition of a Wheeler Centre staple, you’ll hear from Kate Mildenhall, Michelle Wright, Susie Anderson and Rajith Savanadasa in the cosy surrounds of The Moat.


Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is the author of Skylarking, her debut novel. She is a writer and education project officer who currently works at the State Library Victoria. As a teacher, she has worked in schools, at RMIT University and has volunteered with Teachers Across Borders, delivering profe... Read more

Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright is a writer of short stories. Her debut collection, Fine, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and will be published by Allen and Unwin in 2016 – followed by her debut novel in 2017. She has been awarded a Writers Victoria Templebe... Read more

Susie Anderson

Susie Anderson writes from the nexus of compassion and resistance. Her poetry and nonfiction are widely published online and in print, such as in Archer, Artist Profile, Artlink, un magazine, Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia and in many poetry anthologies. In 2018, she was runner-up in the O... Read more

Rajith Savanadasa

Rajith Savanadasa was born in Sri Lanka. He runs Open City Stories, a website documenting the lives of a group of asylum seekers in Melbourne. Rajith was shortlisted for the Asia-Europe Foundation short story prize in 2013, the Fish Publishing short story prize in 2013 and received a Wheeler Centre ... Read more


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