Emerging Writers’ Festival announces 2020 Ambassadors

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh - courtesy of the Emerging Writers’ FestivalThe Emerging Writers’ Festival is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. It continues in 2020 with the online festival featuring storytellers of all kinds in an inspiring eight-day program in June.

Each year Emerging Writers’ Festival invites talented creatives to headline the National Writers’ Conference to share their experience, insight and knowledge with the next generation of writers. In 2020, they include Amy McQuire (journalist, podcast host, former NITV National News political correspondent), JP Pomare (Call Me Evie, In The Clearing), Omar Sakr (These Wild Houses, The Lost Arabs) and Carrie Tiffany (Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, Mateship with Birds, Exploded View).

“Our Ambassadors are creative and dedicated contemporary masters of their respective crafts,” says Emerging Writers’ Festival Artistic Director Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh. “We are truly excited to have them on board for this year’s festival and already so inspired by their adaptation to this constantly changing, challenging landscape within the arts.”

“We are nothing short of certain that their sessions at the National Writers’ Conference will be galvanising and utterly rousing for our community of eager, emerging writers.”

The National Writers’ Conference is the centrepiece of the festival program. Held on Saturday 20 June, it is an online hub for emerging writers who are hungry to develop their skills, hear from leaders in the field and forge connections within the industry. The one-day online conference covers the craft, ethics and business of writing across 11 sessions.

Emerging Writers’ Festival is committed to empowering emerging writers, especially during the challenges presented by CODID-19. We have a strong track record of presenting online content-centric festivals, and are focusing on adapting under the circumstances to continue creating strong creative communities.

The 2020 Emerging Writers’ Festival runs online 16 – 23 June. The full festival program will be launched with an online event, Digital Nostalgia at 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 June, presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. For more information, visit: www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au for details.

Image: Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh – courtesy of the Emerging Writers’ Festival