Support the future of Australian storytelling

For 18 years, the Emerging Writers’ Festival has been committed to supporting emerging writers, celebrating creativity and innovation, nurturing new talent and representing diverse voices from across Australia. And we need your help to continue doing this.

Become an EWF PenPal by chipping in $20, $50, $100, $800, the deed to a property with a spacious backyard where we can host poetry readings; whatever’s in your budget to spare so we can keep doing our thing.

Whether you’re an emerging creative who wants to see EWF thrive, or an EWF alum who has seen the value of the fest since your early days, now is your chance to support the next generation of emerging storytellers.

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Ready to donate?

Here are some of the ways your donation helps us create the annual festival:

  • $50 helps us transcribe 1 episode of the EWF Vignettes Podcast
  • $100 covers one emerging creative artist involvement, either at a performance or on a panel
  • $150 pays for one brilliant host at one of our world-famous performance events or critically rigorous panel sessions
  • $350 pays for three artists to speak on a panel session like our free Lunchtime Literature events
  • $500 contributes to the creation of a session at the National Writers’ Conference
  • $650 funds one of our EWF X events, where we collaborate with innovative and exciting artist collectives from around the continent
  • $1000+ supports the programming and delivery of a signature performance events such as the iconic Amazing Babes

 Let’s show everyone that art is valuable, and supporting emerging voices is crucial. Become a friend of the festival today – every dollar helps.

For just $20, you’ll officially be an EWF Pen Pal. You’ll get a heartfelt thank you on our website, plus the ability to boast about how you’ve supported a vibrant community-driven festival, and helped an emerging writer take the first step in their career.

EWF is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status – all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If you would like more information on how you can support the Emerging Writers’ Festival, please contact Alice Muhling here.

Become a Pen Pal

Thank you to all our generous supporters.

Literary Extraordinaire: $1,000+
McLeod Family Foundation

Protagonist: $300+
Gabriella Trifiletti
Jason Craig

Love Interest: $150+
Craig Semple

Witty Sidekick: $100+
Ana Boado
Shastra Deo
Cara Sputore
Georgia Symons
Tara Watson

Supporting Character: $50+
Fran Berry
Robyn Black
Oliver Elly
Claire Flynn
Naomi Fryers
Jes Layton
Liz Murray
Liam O’Bryan
Rohini Sharma