EWF19 Festival Program

Please see individual events for access details, or visit our access page for more information. View a digital version of the printed program here .

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EWF x The Waiting Room Arts Company: Spaced

Tuesday 25 June, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: Sick Leave: Naughty

Tuesday 25 June, 9pm–late

Masterclass: Booked Up

Wednesday 26 June, 10am-4pm

EWF x Yo Soy: Fuego

Wednesday 26 June, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: Activism Through Creative Practice

Wednesday 26 June, 9pm-late

EWF x LIMINAL: Interstitial

Thursday 27 June, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: Read to Love

Thursday 27 June, 9pm-late

Closing Night: Stay Gold

Saturday 29 June, 7pm-late
Doors open at 6:30pm
Free from 9:30pm

Digital Zine Fair

Wednesday 19 - Wednesday 29 June

Future Truths Exhibition

Online from Wednesday 19 June

EWF19 Podcast

Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 June


Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 June

Museum of Literary Moments: Interactive Google Map

Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 June

Future of Language

Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 June

Opening Night: Speaking Truth to Power

Wednesday 19 June, 7pm

Masterclass: Cultivating Creativity

Thursday 20 June, 10am-4pm


Thursday 20 June – Sunday 23 June

Lunchtime Lit: Reading Poetry 101

Thursday 20 June, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Hampton Park Refugee Stories Book Launch

Thursday 20 June, 6pm

Melbourne Kitchen Project

Opening Night: Thursday 20 June, 6pm

Writing for Web Series

Saturday 22 June, 3.45pm

Performing Writing: Passages of Affect

Thursday 20 June, 6pm-8:30pm

Writers’ Night School: The Intimate Address

Thursday 20 June, 6:30pm–8pm

Ways of Listening

Thursday 20 June, 7pm

A Raven, A Writing Desk

Thursday 20 June, 7pm

Littlefoot & Co. Spoken Word

Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm

Late Night Lit: Yesterday: A Live Listening Party

Thursday 20 June, 9pm-11pm

Masterclass: Emerging Editors

Friday 21 June, 10am-4pm

Lunchtime Lit: False Divides

Friday 21 June, 12.30-1.30pm

Ways of Looking

Friday 21 June & Sunday 23 June, 2-4pm

National Writers’ Conference
5×5 Rules of Writing

Saturday 22 June, 10-11am

Flash Fiction Workshop

Saturday 22 June, 11am–1pm

Web Series Workshop

Saturday 22 June, 2-4pm

DIY Zine Workshop

Saturday 22 June, 2-4pm

Our Very Best

Saturday 22 June, 5pm


Saturday 22 June, 6pm

The Dandy Slam: Imagining Home

Saturday 22 June, 6.30pm

Closer to the Moon

Saturday 22 June, 7pm

Masterclass: Writing Crime

Monday 24 June, 10am-4pm

Lunchtime Lit: Bla(c)k Speculative Futures

Monday 24 June, 12.30pm

Future Truths Launch

Monday 24 June, 6pm

Work in Progress: So You Want to Start a Podcast

Monday 24 June, 6pm

The Next Big Thing

Monday 24 June, 6.15pm

Writers’ Night School: Bad Writing

Monday 24 June, 6.30pm

EWF x I SEE YOU: Reflections

Monday 24 June, 7.30pm

Tell Me Like You Mean It

Monday 24 June, 7.30pm

Swinburne Presents Spirit of Punk

Monday 24 June, 8.30pm

The Bogong Spoken Word: Blaktivism

Monday 24 June, 9pm–late

The Early Words: Mental Health Through The Arts

Tuesday 25 June, 8.15-9.30am

Masterclass: YA

Tuesday 25 June, 10am-4pm

Amazing Babes

Tuesday 25 June, 7pm

The Early Words: The Art of Noticing

Wednesday 26 June, 8.15-9.30am

Lunchtime Lit: The Art of Translation

Wednesday 26 June, 12.30-1.30pm

Work in Progress: Telling Other People’s Stories

Wednesday 26 June, 6pm

Writers’ Night School: Poetry for the End of Times

Wednesday 26 June, 6.30-8pm

The First Time Podcast: Debutante

Wednesday 26 June, 6.30pm

History’s Fakest Speeches: Turning Points

Wednesday 26 June, 7pm

The Early Words: Literary Selfies

Thursday 27 June, 8.15-9.30am

Intensive: Making Bank

Thursday 27 June, 10am-1pm

Lunchtime Lit: The Literary Interior

Thursday 27 June, 12.30-1.30pm

Intensive: Crafting a World: Speculative Fiction

Thursday 27 June, 2-5pm

Verge 2019: Uncanny

Thursday 27 June, 5.30pm

Work in Progress: Graphic Memoir

Thursday 27 June, 6pm

Writers’ Night School: Short Story

Thursday 27 June, 6.30pm


Thursday 27 June, 7pm

First Stage

Thursday 27 June, 7pm

Lunchtime Lit: Double Booked Club

Friday 28 June, 12.30-1.30pm

Dig Deep & Sisters on the Mic Live

Friday 28 June, 6pm

BI35 Issue One Launch

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm

Vanishing Ecologies

Friday 28 June, 7pm

The Lifted Brow: Issue #42 Launch

Friday 28 June, 8.30pm

Historical Fiction Workshop

Saturday 29 June, 10.30am-12.30pm

EWF Zine Fair

Saturday 29 June, 11am-3pm

Graphic Storytelling Workshop

Saturday 29 June, 11am-1pm

Poetry and Performance Workshop

Saturday 29 June, 2-4pm

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