The Best of the Rest of the Festival for Writers

The Emerging Writers Festival concludes on Sunday, so if you haven’t already immersed yourself in the ‘festival for writers’ check out the events programme. Here are some highlights.

  • The Writer’s Toolkit is a series of workshops that runs all day tomorrow. Workshops include writing for TV, writing smartphone apps, writing opinion pieces, literary podcasting, indie publishing, writing comics and graphic novels and researching.

  • Living Library, also tomorrow, features a bunch of writers in different genres and styles who can be ‘borrowed’, for 15 minutes at a time, just like a library book. The living library books include lit crit Emmett Stinson, poet and playwright Julian Fleetwood, editor Jo Case, novelist and short story writer Paddy O’Reilly, YA novelist Kelly Gardiner, If:Book director and digital writer Simon Groth, and translator Leah Gerber. Borrow as many ‘books’ as you like, but you must book ahead.

  • The Page Parlour takes place on Sunday at the Atrium in Federation Square, with 40 stalls featuring a vast variety of indie books, literary journals, posters, hand-crafted story books, zournals, and zines.

  • Also at Fed Square on Sunday, the 48 Hour Play Generator sees a bunch of writers performing a play they’ve written in just two days, hosted by RRR’s Richard Watts.

  • What better to close a festival for writers than with a Spelling Bee at Gertrude’s Brown Couch on Sunday night?

And in between you can kill some time at Rue Bebelons, the festival hub.