Emerging Writers Festival

The Emerging Writers Festival was held 24 May-4 June. This year Editors Victoria took part in the PenPal program and sponsored two emerging writers. The PenPal program covers the artists' fees to appear at the festival.

Events and Membership officers Ali Lemer and Kristy Burt were lucky enough to attend the Hidden Word Artists Party on Friday 25 May to meet with their allocated PenPals and mingle with the other artists. Despite the cold and rain a large crowd gathered at the Wheeler Centre and the room was abuzz with excitement as artists and PenPals came together to talk about the festival and to exchange ideas.

There were many interesting snatches of conversation overheard and overall a very supportive and positive atmosphere in the room. An excellent program of events was scheduled for this year's festival, including a session for emerging editors. We hope some of our members were able to take part in the festival and support Australia's emerging writers - after all, you may be working with them some day!