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Emerging Writers’ Festival Program Launch: The Discomfort Zone

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The Emerging Writers’ Festival brings writers together – with each other and new audiences – to inspire, create and entertain. It just keeps getting bigger and better … and this year, it gets a new director too, in Sam Twyford Moore.

The fun starts at the 2013 program launch, where four writers will be challenged to leave their comfort zones behind and write well outside their genres.

How will the comedian survive being asked to write a serious literary affair? How will the writer of young adult deal with having to write erotica for a very different, very adult audience? How is the graphic novelist going to cope writing a cookbook?

Be amused (and maybe learn something new) at this genre-bending writers’ challenge.

Featuring

Sam Twyford-Moore

Sam Twyford-Moore is a writer and the founding host of The Rereaders, a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast. From 2012 until 2015, he was the Festival Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, during which time he directed three Melbourne-based festivals, launched the Digital Writ... Read more

Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald is a children’s book author and the writer of the bestselling Real Pigeons series, which is illustrated by Ben Wood. Andrew’s books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize, the Australian Book Industry Awards and the YABBA/KOALA/KROC children’s ch... Read more

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of six novels including the international best-seller Addition, Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016), which was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and for the Voss Literary Award. Toni ho... Read more

Nicki Greenberg

Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selec... Read more

Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan is a freelance writer, comedian and man about town. He writes short-form non-fictionwith a comic edge and is about to release his debut book,A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo, a comedy memoir about having had cancer a couple of times, due for release through Affirm Press in July 2... Read more

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