Emerging Writers’ Festival

National Writers’ Conference

The National Writers’ Conference is the place for emerging writers to develop their skills, hear from leaders in the field, and forge connections within the industry.

Festivals & Programs

Event Details


Festivals & Programs

Event Starts

Jun 18, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 18, 2022




Via Zoom

As the centrepiece event of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Writers’ Conference is all about informing and inspiring writers of all genres and styles. Hear the best industry advice from our distinguished Ambassadors and dive into conversations about how to start a publication, the role of literary criticism, the art of the interview and more.

Following its digital success in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 National Writers’ Conference will return online over one day: ticketholders can watch and participate in real time, and review the sessions on-demand once the conference is over.

Plus, book a Pitch It! Session for a unique opportunity to pitch your manuscript to a publisher or editor. You have just 5 minutes so keep it brief and don’t forget to leave room for questions! These publishers, editors and literary agents are here to support emerging writers, so give it a go.

Featuring Festival Ambassadors: Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jennifer Down, Jamie Marina Lau and Jeanine Leane.

Early Bird Price: $80 Full / $60 concession. Early bird tickets are strictly limited.

The full National Writers’ Conference program will be released on Tuesday 10 May.

For more information visit Emerging Writers’ Festival