Emerging Writers Festival announce Ambassadors

EWF First Dog on the MoonThe Emerging Writers’ Festival has appointed five Ambassadors who will share their experience, insight and knowledge with the next generation of writers at the National Writers’ Conference – a keynote event as part of the 2016 Emerging Writers Festival to be held in June.

Featuring some of Australia’s best writers, the Ambassadors are: Adam Liaw, Alice Pung, Chandani Lokuge, First Dog on the Moon and Omar Musa.

The two-day National Writers’ Conference is one of the best ways for aspiring and emerging writer to get tips and advice from industry experts as well as looking at ways to refine their craft and diversify their practice. Who has the right to a story? Where do good ideas come from?

Across all genres, writers will have the opportunity to push the ideas and possibilities of the literary form to create new narratives and perspectives.

“Over the two days, we’re attempting to answer the question: how do you be a writer in the world?” says Michaela McGuire, Festival Director. “Along with 50 other writers, our Ambassadors are going to lead a series of conversations, small and large.”

“The National Writers’ Conference is for anybody with a story, and for my first Emerging Writers’ Festival, I’m so excited to showcase the incredible range and scope of the writers involved.”

The Emerging Writers’ Festival champions emerging writers. It celebrates creativity and innovation; nurtures new talent and makes a place for diverse voices to be represented.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs 14 – 24 June 2016. The National Writers’ Conference runs 18 – 19 June. The full program will be launched on Tuesday 10 May. For more information, visit: www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au for details.

Image: First Dog on the Moon