Four guests from this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival present their tall tales at the program launch. The trick is to convince everyone they are telling the truth, unless of course they’re lying. It’s up to you to decide. Choose your side and behold the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival program in all its glory, as the truth (and this year’s stellar lineup) is finally revealed!
The Emerging Writers’ Festival promote the interests of emerging writers – to improve their opportunities for professional development as well as their engagement with the broader public. Each year EWF brings writers, editors, publishers and performers together with readers for a festival that is an essential part of Australia’s literary calendar.
Co-hosted by Emerging Writers' Festival Director Sam Twyford-Moore and Wheeler Centre Head of Programming Simon Abrahams.
Sam Twyford-Moore is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He is the current Director of the Emerging Writers' Festival.
Liam Pieper’s grandmother introduces him to her friends, as ‘my grandson who writes for the Internet’. You might find his work in the Monthly, Meanjin, The Best of The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging and The Sleepers Almanac. His memoir, The Feelgood Hit of The Year, is published by Penguin Australia in 2014. He is co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Residency. Find him on twitter @liampieper.
Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian writer. Her recent theatre works include Talon Salon (Next Wave Festival 2012, You Are Here Festival 2013, Darwin Festival 2013) and the AWGIE-winning radio play See how the leaf people run. She is currently working on Moths, recipient of the inaugural Betty Burstall Commission. Michele’s first memoir is Banana Girl (Transit Lounge, 2013).
Zoe Norton Lodge
Zoe Norton Lodge is a writer/presenter on The Checkout (ABC1). She is writing her first book with Giramondo Publishing. Zoe is the co-creator of Story Club, a monthly storytelling night which is also currently being developed for ABC2.
Nicholas J. Johnson
Nicholas J. Johnson is a Melbourne based author, entertainer and collector of scams. His first novel, Chasing The Ace (Simon & Schuster), is out in July.
Simon Abrahams is the Wheeler Centre’s Head of Programming. (rodneyvc)